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Experiences and stories pertinent to women.

Soni Khadka

Taekwondo Girl: Soni Khadka

It's a mere coincidence that as I am writing this story, the theater near our place is flocked with the audience for 'Dangal', a Bollywood movie, with the story of a wrestler father training his young daughters...

Dedicating my Shivaratri to the women!

Shivaratri, to me, has always been about evening walk to Pashupati, Shivaji’s Prasad, Babaji, bonfire, street vendors and flow of the human crowd. I remember a time, years ago when the public was allowed to ent...
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There are no ugly women, only lazy ones

Yesterday while going through my Snapchat stories I saw a paparazzi picture of Gigi Hadid where she wasn't being a model but herself. She was dressed in casual gym wear. She's got a body to die for, everyone kn...

The ‘Whys’ of Sexual Harassment

Harassment: aggressive pressure or intimidation The fourteen year old, afraid to get on a bus for the fear of what happened last time, only if it were the last time; the words from a hypocrite on support of eq...

Are you a “nice” Nepali girl?

We all know that there is a huge gender inequality that exists in Nepal. The Nepali girls are always told to behave properly or to be nice. They are always told to do certain things in a certain way because th...

Being a girl, from Nepal

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 equ...
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Nepali women, solitude and bravery

Being a woman and being alone are not congruent in Nepali culture. The dominant values that prevail are about the sacredness of women and our extremely high value that must be protected. Our value is contained ...

श्रीमतीलाई ‘तँ’ देखि धोती धुने सम्मका कुरा

“बाबु !” “हजुर !” “उः अहिले त हजुर भनी ।” “झुक्केर भनेको । भन्दैन कसैलाई हजुर सजुर ।” शितल दाहालको “स्वास्नीलाई तँ, लोग्नेलाई हजुर ?” पढेदेखि मैले यो तँ र हजुरको प्रयोगका बारेमा निकै घोत्लीएँ । आफू र आफ...

A mile, in my shoes

I'm walking on a busy street. It's mid-afternoon, in a great city, in a great country. What could go wrong? The weather is nice. The mood is solemn. What could go wrong? It's busy and bustling. Ther...
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One Day

I returned from college on a public bus today, and sat on the window seat. On the way a man, probably 35 or more, got in the bus and sat beside me. I had put on my earphones and was listening to music. After a ...