Have Nepal’s People Managed a Healthy Breakthrough in the Covid-19 Crisis?

Have Nepal’s People Managed a Healthy Breakthrough in the Covid-19 Crisis?

APRIL 25, 2020, By Barbara Nimri Aziz Health workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant in an alley during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Kathmandu on May 3, 2020. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA…

Awaiting the Next Rumble in Nepal

Awaiting the Next Rumble in Nepal

MAY 18, 2015, Counterpunch.org. Is Nepal in danger of being buried in data overload? The deluge of data about quake conditions may be part of the culture of an over-documented Nepal. Whether accepting belated, useless advice from the US Geological…

Three Women in Search of Muna’s House: a Nepal Guide to Gongabu

Three Women in Search of Muna’s House: a Nepal Guide to Gongabu

MAY 13, 2015, Counterpunch.org. There’s a patch of Nepal I’d never seen before–it’s called Buspark or Gongabu, (‘cock-field’). Since there’s no guidebook available—I find it inadvertently on my search for Muna’s mother. 

Nepal: Signs of Progress, If Not Hope

Nepal: Signs of Progress, If Not Hope

MAY 11, 2015, Counterpunch.org. Our night skies are still battered by the sounds never heard over Nepal before—they are the monster cargo planes departing after disgorging millions of tones and tones of relief aid. This should be a welcome disturbance.

Dispatch From Kathmandu

Dispatch From Kathmandu

MAY 6, 2015 on Counterpunch.org. Kathmandu, Nepal. Revisiting a school I know well in Kathmandu city, I meet Tilok just as he and his wife, a school teacher, and their baby are about to depart for Darjeeling, Northeast India where…

Schoolboy Looks to Nepal’s Army With New Pride

Schoolboy Looks to Nepal’s Army With New Pride

MAY 26, 2015 on Counterpunch.org. “I want to be in the army”, replied Sophil quietly, responding to his father’s urging to tell this visitor about his future goal. I had been introduced to the 9-year old child a week earlier…