Tag Archives: Nepal

Happy Nepali New Year!

Bisket Jatra is the annual celebration of two of the most important deities of the town of Bhaktapur, the wrathful god Bhairab and the goddess Bhadrakali. The New Year of the Bikram Sambat calendar takes place at the same time … Continue reading

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2017 – a year that was

Here I am on a snowy, icy Bowen Island, taking stock of the last 12 months and fully appreciating how charmed my life has been in 2017. Besides calling Canada home for 20 years now, I spent much of the … 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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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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