• Swimming Upstream

    June 19, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    I remember the drive vividly, we were on our way to the airport to drop off our late grandparents after their visit. They were talking about everyone they’d met and how hospitable everyone had been. One of them said, when referring to one family in particular, that they must be...

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  • The Uninvited

    June 13, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    Fifteen years of the same thing happening month after month. I should be better prepared for it by now, and yet it delights in surprising me whenever it can. Possibly every month, if it had its way. The thing that is called a period, and tries hard to insert a comma into life. Imagine this....

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  • Sexy Distortion

    May 28, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

     ‘To be, or not to be’ How precisely and wonderfully Shakespeare presented the soliloquy of a man in his play Hamlet. I wonder if he had ever tried portraying a woman’s dilemma in such an eloquent manner.  Even if he had, I am sure it wouldn’t be persuasive. No, I am not...

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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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  • Why feminism is important

    March 11, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    Why feminism is important over the past few years, a lot of words and trends have been all over the Internet. Be it in the time of the amazing color changing dress or KUWTK memes, the Internet has always had new things to post about. Amidst all of this, a word got really poplar with …...

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  • Women Lead on Conservation in Nepal

    March 7, 2016 • WOMEN • Author:

    Photos by iLCP Fellow James Morgan. This article is published with permission from James Morgan. You can follow him in his social accounts at @jamesmorganfoto and his website www.jamesmorgan.co.uk Devi KC is 35 years old. She is the secretary of the Gauri Mahila Community Forest User group in...

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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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  • 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: Celebrating Sisterhood

    September 16, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    Once upon a time Teej known to be: A festival where women fast either for husband’s long life for those married or for a hope to find a well suited husband for those unmarried. Fortunately, today Teej has translated to much more than an event revolving around husband or prospective husband....

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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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  • When I Become a Mother

    July 24, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    I have begun to cherish on the fact that someday I will be given the privilege too of becoming a mother. As a daughter I have learnt a lot from my mother about motherhood. The silent sacrifices, compromises, selfless love and concern make me proud to be her daughter. She is the prime reason for...

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  • Breaking Taboos with Sanitary pads in Nepal

    May 18, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    Yesterday, near my village, I heard a comment from an elderly saying that the earth is trembling because the menstruating girls are touching books, praying to gods and not following the rules. NEPAL’s earthquake might have shaken the mighty earth, tallest monuments of Nepal, world heritage sites...

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

    May 8, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    featured image: http://bit.ly/S8SkVW 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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