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Bhumika Ghimire

Bhumika Ghimire is a freelance reporter. Her articles have been published at OhMyNews, NepalNews, Toward Freedom, Telegraph Nepal, Himal South Asian and ACM Ubiquity. She is also a regular contributor for News Front Weekly (Nepal) and Nepal Abroad (Washington D.C.) and UPI Asia Online.She can be reached at bhumika_g@yahoo.com.

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Latest posts by Bhumika Ghimire

4 January 2010

Blogging about Culture and Interracial Marriages

A Number of mixed race and religion families are sharing their experiences in the blogosphere. The trial and tribulations of inter racial couples show a mirror to how far we,...

22 December 2009

Copenhagen summit: Nepalese Ministers Miss The Point

The Nepalese cabinet held a meeting near Everest base camp days before Copenhagen summit to emphasize that effects of global warming on Nepal. However, bloggers are criticizing the bulky Nepalese...

9 December 2009

Corruption Impeding Development In Nepal

Technology for Transparency Network

This year Nepal has slipped further down on the Transparency International's (TI) anti-corruption scale. The culture of corruption has spread beyond the government and politicians as the social life in...

24 November 2009

Nepal's Peace Process Faltering

Nepal's fragile peace process is faltering amidst increasing clashes between the Maoists and the government. The Maoists are threatening to go on indefinite strike if their demands are not fulfilled.

12 November 2009

USA: Fort Hood massacre puts spotlight on Muslims in Army

A shooting rampage carried out by US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan that killed 13 and injured 31 in Fort hood, Texas has once again put Muslims in America under...

27 October 2009

Nepal's Dalit Women: Fighting For Dignity

The constitution of Nepal guarantees equality for the dalits or the 'untouchables'. But in the real world, outside long winding provisions of the constitution and legalese, the dalits are still...

15 October 2009

Nepal: Bio-gas Revolution

In Nepal almost 87% of households depend on firewood as the primary energy source. However Biogas plants are emerging in Nepal in great numbers starting a green revolution.

30 September 2009

Nepal: Towards A More Humane Dashain Festival

Nepal's biggest religious festival Dashain is celebrated all around the world by the Nepalese diaspora. This year's Dashain in Nepal was a bit controversial, with animal rights activists calling for...

17 September 2009

Nepal: Maternal Health Care Challenges

Last week, two high profile visits brought maternal health care challenges in Nepal into media spotlight. But it will take more than high profile celebrity visits to bring relief to...

1 September 2009

Nepal: Taking On The Challenge Of Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic in Nepal now as studies show that many people in the country are facing hunger due to frequent droughts and melting glaciers are also...

6 August 2009

India: Manipur Erupts Over A Murder

The Indian state of Manipur is reeling after pictures of Chingkham Sanjit, an unarmed 27-year old, being shot and killed by the police surfaced earlier this week. Indian Twitter users...

15 June 2009

Nepal-India Border Dispute: Nepalese Reactions Online

Couple of weeks back, reports of alleged land encroachment by India border security forces hit the Nepalese media. On the historic perspective on Nepal-India border, Nepaldemocracy has an in-depth report....

9 June 2009

North Korea: Two American Journalists Sentenced to Hard Labor

News coming out of Pyongyang is not encouraging. After being accused of illegally crossing the border to North Korea, American Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been...

1 June 2009

Nepal: A fresh start?

After weeks of wrangling among political parties in Nepal, veteran Communist leader and former general secretary of Nepal communist party (United Marxist and Leninist) (CPN UML) Madhav Kumar Nepal was...

11 May 2009

The Gurkhas: Long History Of Discrimination

The Gurkhas, young men from Nepal who serve in the British military, have served the Queen and the United Kingdom for almost two centuries. Unfortunately, the British government has been...

4 May 2009

Nepal: Prime Minister Prachanda resigns

Today (Monday, May 4, 2009) afternoon at 3 PM local time, Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) announced his resignation through a press conference, pushing the already troubled country...

28 April 2009

Indian Elections 2009: God and Country

The ongoing elections in India have exposed deep fractures in the country's religious landscape. Blogs are buzzing with allegations and counter allegations of religious persecutions in the land where you can...

20 April 2009

Indian Elections 2009: Villains And Votes

If elections are to be described as a process to elect better leaders for the country, the ongoing elections in India are of a very different variety. A number of...

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