Category Archives: Nepal

Tihar – Nepal’s Festival of Lights

This is a short write- up on what Tihar means to a one of the 45 young women who have been a recipient of  higher education scholarships by the impressive Bo M. Karlsson Foundation .  This post is reproduced here with their … Continue reading

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School’s Back!

At least here in the Northern Hemisphere, kids and teachers returned to school in their droves this week.  It’s hot and sticky here in British Columbia and I feel for the little kids, donning clothes suitable for school and shoes. … Continue reading

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Kathmandu roads during monsoon

Take a look at the Nepali Times 2.30 mins clip of a bike’s journey from Jorpati to Chabahil in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal.  Grant it, it is monsoon season which makes things worse, but Jorpati is as bad as … Continue reading

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Mankamana … finally

It all started in late 2014 when my sister Maeve and I bought a bunch of tickets to the Cork Film Festival.  Her hubbie does not like going to see films much and I had not seen a film for … Continue reading

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Nepali citizenship …. finally

On International Women’s Day, you may remember me telling you the story of a mother and her two daughters and their fight for Nepali citizenship.  Let me remind you. Nepali born Deepti Gurung raised her two Nepali-born daughters – Nikita and … Continue reading

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Results are in – local elections Phase 1 Nepal

The first Local Elections in Nepal (Phase 1) for 20 years has been deemed to be a success, and have gone better than expected.  Voter turnout was a healthy 71% nationally despite voters having to travel many hours to their … Continue reading

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A lovely update from Child Haven

For those of you who know me for years, you will remember I climbed the littlest of the Himalayan mountains back in Fall 2011 with my friend Peter and his son Connery.  It was thanks to Jangbu and Mingmar of … Continue reading

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