Stories By 'Marissa Taylor'
“Craft adds colour to our homes, but more than that, it serves functionality,” says Astha Rajbhandari, founder and creative director of Kala Kathmandu. “Most people do not see craft in that light. Functional things are not seen as something that can be aesthetically pleasing.”
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Two weeks since an investigative committee was formed to look into the allegations of sexual abuse against three teachers at Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidyalaya, there has been little progress.
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Bilal Ahmed Shah loves his leather jackets. For as long as he can remember, he’s been wearing one.
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The process of rehabilitation is critical in assisting survivors to move on and recover from the horrors that have been inflicted on them. But, for these survivors, as they try to piece together their lives, how they view reintegration and reality is a different matter altogether.
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The Post also obtained a document started by the school’s alumni that collates testimonials from over 40 students, accusing at least four teachers other than Tripathee of various degrees of molestation, abuse and harassment.
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Nearly a hundred parents and former students had gathered at the premises of Lalitpur Madhyamik in Lagankhel following the Kathmandu Post’s investigation on how Tripathee had sexually molested children for decades while a teacher at the school.
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