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· July, 2009

Stories about Nepal from July, 2009

Nepal: The Strike Culture

Continuity writes about the Bandh (strike) culture in Nepal: “Bad security? Bad wages? Bad hair day? Lack of landfill sites? Microbuses getting torched? Food prices too high? All of these...

Nepal's Dolphins in Danger

“Just 30 years ago, the Karnali River was home to approximately 100 Ganges River Dolphins. But according to conservationists, there are only six of them left.'” Rhishja Larson at Ecoworldly...

Democracy Video Challenge Winner Showcase

What is Democracy? That is the question more than 900 participants set out to answer through their videos, in response to the Democracy Video Challenge set up by the US...

Nepal, India: Positive Energy To Beat Pessimism

kasthamandap of Thinking About Nepal visited the Indian capital recently and comments: “it just felt good to be in a place where positive energy seems to overwhelm the pessimism, especially...

Nepal: Cursed By A Widow

Nepal had 20 Prime Ministers and almost 1000 ministers in the past 20 years. “But why they failed and subsequently we failed? We can’t always blame our geographic features and...

Nepal: Incentivising widow re-marriage

In the budget for fiscal year 2009-10, the newly elected government in Nepal has proposed an incentive scheme whereby USD625 would be awarded to any groom who married a widow....

Nepal: The Palace Museum

Deepak Adhikari visited the newly opened Palace Museum of Nepal and writes about his experience and emotions.

Afghanistan, Nepal: Similarities

Anup Kaphle wrote about his experience in Afghanistan in a post titled Helmand: A Nepalese View at The Atlantic. He compared the war torn nation with his homeland Nepal and...

Nepal: Most Of The Maoist Guerillas Will Not Be Merged With Army

Rajneesh Bhandari took an interview of the Prime Minister of Nepal Madhav Kumar Nepal, who said that “Maoist combatants will also be merged in new security organs and only some...

About our Nepal coverage

Historical Monuments after the earthquake at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Image by Ajaya Manandhar. Copyright Demotix (25/4/2015)

The earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25 claimed more than 8,000 lives and injured twice as many people. Around 8 million people have been affected with at least 2 million displaced. 1.4 million are in need of food assistance. Reaching remote areas presents a special challenge.

Read our special coverage of the Nepal quake »


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