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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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Historic election underway in Nepal

Local elections are underway in Nepal today, the first in over 20 years and the first under the new 2015 Constitution.  A momentous day for Nepal!! Not everyone was happy with the new Constitution however.  The Madhesi community felt the … Continue reading

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SIRC is 15 years old

It all started in April 2002, when Kanak Mani Dixit with his wife Shanta, gathered a group of forward-thinking friends to create a fledging SIRC – a centre that would provide holistic rehabilitation to those affected by spinal cord in … Continue reading

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Happy Holi!

I’ve written previously about the festival of Holi (here and here) and what it all means.  Really, it’s a day of being as mischievous as you can, gather with friends and family, and generally have a ton of fun. The … Continue reading

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Brewed in Nepal

It’s hardly surprising that I see eye to eye with Arvind Das Joshi.  A person who sits on the SIRC Board can hardly be a bad person, now can they? Arvind joined the SIRC Board about the time I left … Continue reading

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Mehndi!

All us ladies are looking even more adorned this morning after a mammoth mehndi session last night.  There were two mehndi artists, one of whom spent four hours on the artwork on the brides hands!  Designs were chosen from an … Continue reading

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