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  • Breaking The Vicious Cycle Of Poverty & Malnutrition With SOCHAI

    December 6, 2017 • SOCIETY, WOMEN • Author:

    "I was able to take this idea forward with the support of UNICEF after winning a Youth Innovation Challenge in 2016. Currently, I have a team of 20 youth volunteers working on nutrition awareness and advocacy through our network Social Changemakers and Innovators (SOCHAI). Our SOCHAI–Youth for...

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  • The American Dream – from this end of election day

    November 7, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Election day is approaching! The other day, I was waiting for a bus when a man stood next to me and lit a cigarette. We were both standing under a large, glaring sign that asked people not to smoke in the area. I felt helpless that there was very little I could do – it …...

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  • Being a girl, from Nepal

    October 3, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    So someone told me I should write about other things that I deeply care about and the one thing I am really opinionated about is gender equality. And being a woman myself, people usually mistake my want for equality as feminism. To be honest I don’t really care what you call me as long as...

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  • I am the society

    September 7, 2016 • POETRY • Author:

    I could hear the screams And hear the pleads But I choose to ignore Because I am the society. My ears vibrated hearing her pain But I hugged my daughter and slept My bare eyes could see her being disrobed Her soul ripped from her core Yet I choose to ignore Because I am the …...

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  • Changing Society, Generation Gap and Expectations

    March 28, 2016 • NEPAL • Author:

    Image adopted from: Not long ago, one of my good friends reviled the generation gap. He lambasted on how his parents never comprehended his situations. Thus, every talk ended up in contentious discussion. And suddenly everything was a conundrum. There he...

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  • Rewriting the Code of Disabled Women: Story of Meena Paudel

    March 19, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    Australian disability advocate Stella Jane Young says, “We are a society that treats people with disabilities with condescension and pity, not dignity and respect. About 10 percent of the world’s population, i.e. about 650 million people live with disabilities. They are the ones who...

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  • Games Girls Don’t Play

    March 4, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    “Ready?” she calls out. I gulp, and nod, and cup my hands. The ball hurtles towards me, and I put an arm over my face. The slightly-deflated ball makes contact with my arm, then bounces to the ground and lays there, mocking me. I am thankful that the instructor doesn’t sigh. “Okay,” she...

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  • Apathy, very much

    February 23, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

      In all these years of being in the United States, the one unaltered feeling underneath it all has been the feeling of not belonging. Most of it is my own doing – building root has never been my priority. I’ve been too busy chasing dreams. I’ve had a crazy winding road for a journey;...

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  • It’s a bird it’s a plane it’s a rant.

    February 8, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

      Settle down, woman! Because your unsettled, frisky self is threatening my uninspired soul. Because your lonely existence is giving me chills. Because your relentless drive is sucking the air out of my lungs. Because your fearless pursuit of “what you want” is unsettling my existence....

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  • A girl who dreams of being a police officer (story of transformation)

    January 15, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    Photo: From Left to Right ; Anita Tamang, Anita’s aunt, Prakriti Nepal from Samaanta Foundation We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today, Stacia Taushcer rightly said this. I am being able to decode the meaning of this radical quote when I got an...

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  • Teej

    September 15, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    Photo by: Hitesha Teej is the festival which my mom cherish a lot. She loves to be in red apparition and everything she uses must be red. Even the rubber band she needs red. Red symbolizes my father’s biological existence and my mom does that and keeps that with her extremely respectful heart and...

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  • Travesty of Modern Teej

    September 11, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    By- Deepak ShimKhada With age comes experience and wisdom.  Now that I have turned 70, I hope I have earned both.  As a senior citizen, I can be excused for speaking my mind without being politically correct. During the past few days innumerable Teej parties were organized in Kathmandu as well as...

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  • Love, interrupted

    June 8, 2015 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Why are we taught to be ashamed of sharing and declaring affections? We were that magical age, sixteen. Three of us girls, talking quite seriously of what-we-wanted-to-be. When talk veered to love. Not solid, shattering love, we thought we were a little too young for that. We called it like. The...

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  • A Non-Misandrist Complain (About Men, Of Course)

    May 8, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    featured image: Believe me, I am no Misandrist. Half of the best people in my life come from the male species, they support me and buoy me up and keep me sane — besides lending a fresh perspective to life that is unclogged by the feminine ideas surrounding me at all times....

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  • We are Normal

    January 12, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    Wo-Man! Fe-Male! Hu-Man! No doubt we have always been taken as an invisible part of a Man’s life. There are compromises and sacrifices waiting for a girl child from the day their parents know about her sex. The desire of a son can only bring unknown sadness and hatred for a newly born girl...

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