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Under the guise of 'dark humour', Nepali meme pages promote racism and misogyny

Kathmandu, June 21 -- The arrest of comedian Pranesh Gautam earlier this month for a video, where he disparages a recently released Nepali film, sparked conversations about the declining state of free... Read More


Fire truck expedition is cancelled, Michael Kobold says

Kathmandu, June 19 -- The 'Nepal Fire Truck Expedition,' a project which sought to bring second-hand fire trucks to the country, has been cancelled, announced Michael Kobold, the man behind the initia... Read More


The book that will be your first introduction to the world of Tibetan storytelling and storytellers

Kathmandu, June 8 -- In the introduction to Old Demons New Deities, the first English-language anthology of short stories by Tibetan writers, the book's editor, Tenzin Dickie, writes about how Tibetan... Read More


A rape survivor's account shows how society and state fail those who report crimes

JHAPA, May 25 -- She tried to tell her friends several times. But whenever she mustered up the courage to share what had happened, she would instantly remember his words: "Don't tell anyone, or else..... Read More


Fed up with low wages and ill-treatment, Nepali tea plantation workers say enough is enough

Kathmandu, May 13 -- The Budhakaran Tea Estate, a sprawling property located in the town of Bhadrapur in Jhapa, would usually be teeming with activity this time of the year. Today, it is eerily quiet.... Read More


Fed up with low wages and ill-treatment, Nepali plantation tea workers say enough is enough

Kathmandu, May 13 -- The Budhakaran Tea Estate, a sprawling property located in the town of Bhadrapur in Jhapa, would usually be teeming with activity this time of the year. Today, it is eerily quiet.... Read More


Calls to national helpline for women are growing, but it is accessible to only a few

Kathmandu, April 3 -- Every ten minutes, a woman somewhere in Nepal dials 1145, the helpline operated by the National Women Commission, seeking assistance. Majority of these calls are made by survivor... Read More