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Stories about Nepal

11 May 2016

The Jacaranda Flower Bloom Has Painted Kathmandu a Lovely Shade of Blue

"Rarely does the blvd look as gorgeous as it does when its #jacaranda are in bloom."

10 May 2016

Canadian Man Forced to Leave Nepal Over Controversial Tweets

Global Voices Advocacy

Robert Penner, a Canadian man who currently finds himself mired in a controversy about a series of provocative tweets, left Nepal after the Supreme Court postponed his appeal hearing.

30 April 2016

Portraits From Nepal: Survivors Struggle to Rebuild a Year After the Deadly Quake

The devastating quake hit on April 25, 2015, killing almost 9,000 people and leaving many thousands homeless.

23 April 2016

A Feisty 12-Year-Old Shows Us What Life in Nepal Is Like After the Earthquake

Shreesha lost her home in Nepal's 2015 earthquake, but she has managed to stay in school. Now she just needs the other kids to stop taunting her for being homeless.

21 April 2016

Extraordinary Bubble-Like Clouds Blanket the Skies Over Kathmandu

"Incredible cloudscape almost inspired me as an abstract-impressionist-artist. Never saw in my life."

23 February 2016

Swasthani Vrata Katha in Photos: Nepal’s Month-Long Festival of Fasting and Praying for Spouses’ Well-Being

The ritual is said to have started after King Himalaya’s daughter Parvati, the Hindu goddess of love, fertility and devotion, spent a month fasting and praying to the goddess Swasthani.

14 February 2016

Following a Summit-less 2015, This Year Will See Record Attempts to Reach the Peak of Everest

Natural disaster or not, Western mountain climbers seem determined to conquer the world's tallest mountain this year, after Nepal's 2015 earthquake made it impossible for anyone to reach the summit.

4 February 2016

The Movement for Affordable and Accessible Sanitary Napkins in South Asia

In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.

2 January 2016

As the Number of Widows Grows, Widowhood Is Changing in Nepal

Thousands of men leave Nepal every year to work abroad. They send money to their families — but sometimes they don't return. This has deep repercussions for their wives.

26 December 2015

For Land-locked Nepal, a Year of Natural and Man-Made Disasters

“I have negative thoughts. But if everyone gets positive, I will get the energy to stay positive.”

20 December 2015

The History of Royal Hunts in Nepal’s Southern Plains Is Simply Barbaric

'Even Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in 1914 triggered the World War I, came to hunt in Nepal invited by Maharajah Bir Shumsher in March 1893.'

17 December 2015

The Nepalese Tiger Conservationist Who Lost an Eye and Gained Leonardo DiCaprio’s Sunglasses

"At first I felt like searching and killing the tiger that attacked me, but then I thought it might have attacked me to save itself from the lurking danger."

16 December 2015

Flora and Fauna Signal the Visible Effects of Climate Change in Nepal

From diminished apple production to the movement of several species of birds, Nepal is seeing the dramatic effects of climate change, despite the country's nominal contribution to global warming.

14 December 2015

Chhaupadi, the Dwindling Nepalese Tradition That Turns Women Into Outcasts During Their Periods

Even though it's banned, the practice still exists in remote hill villages. Women are forced to sleep outside in huts, exposed to the elements, without warm clothes or blankets.

18 November 2015

An Artist Burns His Paintings in Solidarity With Innocent Madhesis Killed in Nepal

The conflict in Madhes, the southern plains of Nepal, has to date claimed nearly 50 lives.

22 October 2015

How Yarn Is Making a Difference in the Lives of Women in Nepal and India

"I think that Darn Good Yarn’s major value is the fact it managed to change the living for hundreds of women in Nepal and India."

2 October 2015

A Quake-Ravaged Nation Now Faces Indian Blockade. Welcome to Nepal.

Officials in Nepal have accused India of imposing an “unofficial economic blockade,” as it is preventing Indian trucks carrying supplies from entering Nepal near the Madhes border zone.

7 September 2015

For Animals and Their Humans, Love Speeds the Post-Quake Recovery in Nepal

From the outside, it’s easy to reduce livestock to economics, and that’s certainly one aspect of their existence. But they’re also members of the family.

29 August 2015

Google's Optical Character Recognition Software Now Works with All South Asian Languages

Rising Voices

Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.

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