Crossing the border

With the festival season over, Nepali migrant workers are again crossing the Nepal-India border in Province 5. Despite the continuing spread of the coronavirus, the movement of people across the border has not stopped. According to the area police office at Jamunaha, hundreds come and go every day without even maintaining distance. Most of the people are returning to India after celebrating the festival with families in Nepal. With not enough employment opportunities available at home, ...
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What is Chhaupadi?

Chhaupadi is the practice of exiling menstruating women and girls from their home – often to a cow shed but it is a much more complex issue than that.  Chhaupadi is not only limited to the physical practice of sleeping in a shed – it goes beyond this to include deeply rooted cultural beliefs about impurity, which see women and girls as inferior, and leads girls to internalise these feelings. Girls are told they are impure form a young age, which can have a damaging effect on their psyche and sen...
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What is Chhaupadi?

Chhaupadi is the practice of exiling menstruating women and girls from their home – often to a cow shed but it is a much more complex issue than that.  Chhaupadi is not only limited to the physical practice of sleeping in a shed – it goes beyond this to include deeply rooted cultural beliefs about impurity, which see women and girls as inferior, and leads girls to internalise these feelings. Girls are told they are impure form a young age, which can have a damaging effect on their psyche and sen...
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Mount Everest Empties as Covid-19 Strikes Tourism in Nepal!

The Himalayan country’s economy has taken a blow from a lack of climbers and a plunge in remittances as infections spread. KATHMANDU, Nepal — Just last year, Nepal attracted so many mountain climbers that a human traffic jam of hundreds of mountaineers in puffy jackets snarled a trail to the top of Mount Everest. The crowds were proof of how fast — too fast, some have said — Nepal’s alpine tourism industry had grown, becoming a lifeline for the country. Last year tourism brought in m...
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Anger of the gods!

Devotees fear the gods’ anger as festivals are curbed in Nepal! The revered living goddess will not be leaving her temple this year due to the Covid 19 virus. The Old Palace courtyard and temples are all locked up by the government to try and curb the spread of Covid 19. This is the first time the Festival has ever been cancelled and many devotees are worried of the consequences of this.  So much so that a small group of devotes slipped through the security to pray before the living god...
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Schools and Covid in Nepal

Schools are being reopened in Nepal.  Each day will have 2 sessions.  The first shift from 6am and the second shift to start at 11am.  This is to reduce congestion.  The sessions will start with temperatures being taken and sanitation of hands.  Everyone appears to be really happy about this especially the parents as there had been rumours of the students starting to get into trouble and bad habits.
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