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Durga Devi Ghimire: A Legacy for Women’s Rights Advocates

July 5/21 by BNimri Aziz.     Being a widow presents difficulties for many young women in South Asia. This includes Nepal where Durga Devi Karki, the woman I…

Kuragraphy director Kishor Subba Limbu interviews BNA

Lisbon-based Nepali anthropology scholar from Sankhuwasabha and Barbara Nimri Aziz talk about her early work in Nepal and her latest book Yogmaya & Durga Devi. March 21, 2021….

Read ‘Hamlet’ in Nepali; enjoy Nepali poetry in English

March 4, 2021 B Nimri Aziz Before trekking through open Himalayan valleys, tourists might stroll along Thamel, Kathmandu’s congested quarter of hiker hostels, bakeries and cafes. They’d pass…

The Nepal Streets Today

by B Nimri Aziz, Feb 17, 2021 Counterpunch.org Boisterous, almost frivolous rallies and counter-demonstrations representing Nepal’s numerous political factions have become commonplace across the country for 2 months…

Nepal under Lockdown

News from the Himalayas is scant this year. No Everest or K2 summiting; nothing about the railway from China; no new Sherpa biographies.             Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting…

An Alleged Communist and Prostitute in Nepal’s Grade Ten Schoolbooks!

NOVEMBER 24, 2017 on Counterpunch.org. It was just a local rumor in a remote Himalayan village. Now it’s a history lesson for children across Nepal. I doubt if…

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

APRIL 25, 2020, By Barbara Nimri Aziz     “We’re all going to die!” This feeble appeal came in a Facebook phone call with B. Thapa from deep within Nepal’s…

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…

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…

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…