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In & Around Kathmandu, Traffic

How Would Kathmandu Drivers React I Wonder If…

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn the embedded video, Chinese pedestrians take drastic action at crosswalks (zebra crossings). What if pedestrians in Kathmandu did the same? How would Kathmandu drivers react, I wonder! I really do! . . . → Read More: How Would Kathmandu Drivers React I Wonder If…

My Personal Stories

“Oh, What’s in A Name?”

Reading Time: 8 minutesI used to really feel uncomfortable introducing myself as “Dorje Gurung” to fellow Nepalis as a young student growing up in Nepal in the eighties.
I still do…but for the exact opposite reason!
I may just have found a way around it thoug! . . . → Read More: “Oh, What’s in A Name?”

Social Justice, Structural Issues

Nepali People by Job Applications

Reading Time: 1 minuteCOMMITTED, in the process of expanding, recently advertised fourteen different positions. Reproduced in this blog post are charts of the applications by age, gender, caste etc. . . . → Read More: Nepali People by Job Applications

UWC, UWC Nepal

Like Country, Like Young Man?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe story of a UWC scholarship candidate, who sought my help to get an edge over the other candidate but didn’t get, complaining about others getting unfair advantage! . . . → Read More: Like Country, Like Young Man?

Social Justice

From a White American Friend to Her Fellow White Americans on Addressing Racism

Reading Time: 5 minutesA reproduction of a really challenging and resourceful Facebook post by a White American friend of mine for White Americans about being White and addressing racism. I hope you find this as useful as I have, in spite of NOT being white, nor American. . . . → Read More: From a White American Friend to Her Fellow White Americans on Addressing Racism

Social Justice, Social Media

Propaganda Vilifying Madhesis

Reading Time: 4 minutesHow much hatred must you have or feel for a people to vilify them like this?! These acts can’t be chalked up to just simple ignorance. . . . → Read More: Propaganda Vilifying Madhesis

Teacher Training

When Seeking the Right Answer is Wrong

Reading Time: 5 minutesA reproduction of an article I wrote for the recently concluded Innovation in Education Fair 2017 information booklet, in which I question the way we approach teaching in Nepal as well as provide details of how we can improve the learning outcomes of students by changing, slightly, how we, teachers, teach science. . . . → Read More: When Seeking the Right Answer is Wrong

Social Justice

A Nepali Rape Victim Speaks out to “Shatter the Silence”

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat is it like to be a girl-child victim of rape in Nepal? Here’s a personal story of a courageous victim who has now risen above the ordeal and has a touching and powerful message for us all! . . . → Read More: A Nepali Rape Victim Speaks out to “Shatter the Silence”

Teacher Training

When Your Time, Energy and Effort Pays Off

Reading Time: 3 minutesVolunteering at Jana Uddhar School produced results! One of the science teachers I worked with successfully went on to use her imagination and creativity to create solutions to problems of lack of resources, which, I would like to believe, I was a small inspiration for! . . . → Read More: When Your Time, Energy and Effort Pays Off

In & Around Kathmandu

Kathmandu’s Gaping Holes

Reading Time: 4 minutesHoles on the streets of Kathmandu engulfing children, animals and vehicles, show there are gaping holes elsewhere too. . . . → Read More: Kathmandu’s Gaping Holes

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