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The economics of masks

Kathmandu, May 2 -- Nani pulls the elastic band tucked behind her ear and tugs off the mask from her face. It is pink. The mask. It is modelled after a surgical mask-the same flexile lining on one end... Read More


The spirit that is fire

Kathmandu, April 20 -- Laxman Ranjit walks on past the Kasthamandap, one of the Valley's oldest buildings, from which the city gets its name. There are days when he stops by it briefly. The structure... Read More


Write fearlessly, she said

Kathmandu, April 2 -- Jyoti was standing just outside the gate when I stepped out. I walked past her hurriedly, on my way out to work. She caught up with me. Hello, I said. Hello, she smiled. My fa... Read More


Nepalis show solidarity with Burma protesters

Kathmandu, March 29 -- Nepal's civil rights activists, writers, lawyers, professors and diplomats have called on their government to take a stand against the ongoing killings of pro-democracy proteste... Read More


Memories of a country in transition

Kathmandu, March 9 -- Yangon Airport sprawled before us, swallowing two women, B and me. There were only so many flights and only so many passengers, a complete contrast, I thought, to the chaos Tribh... Read More


50 outstanding women of Nepal

Kathmandu, March 8 -- Here is a directory of 50 women from different walks in life in Nepal, a collaborative work by Bec Ordish, Sarita Gurung and Nimdiki Sherpa-Ordish, with photos by Jessica Amity. ... Read More


Vagina conversations

Kathmandu, March 5 -- In February 2015, my sister sent me to an audition forThe Vagina Monologues.At that time, I had no idea what the monologues were about. I Googled it to find out more about the h... Read More