Stories By 'Marissa Taylor'
In the warmth of the December sun, little children run around dusty alleys while elderly women, scarlet-shawled and bedecked in heavy brass ornaments, lazily smoke out of wooden chillums. The school is closed for the winter, so the children get to stay home for two months, and the elderly women have little else to do but bask in the sun while it is still warm outside. The water has not frozen yet, so the younger women wash clothes and bathe at the village communal tap. Early in the morning, tendrils of smoke rise from small stone-and-mud houses.
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On Saturday morning, protesters demanding justice for Nirmala Pant gathered at Maitighar Mandala amid an air of uncertainty and fear. This was because only a day prior, 12 protesters had been arrested while they were putting up posters that questioned the government’s delay in serving justice to Nirmala.
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Madhukar Upadhyay, like many who grew up in the 70s and 80s, recalls swimming in the Bagmati as a child. The waters were pristine then, as translucent as glass, with fish abounding. “My dad’s generation even used Bagmati’s water for drinking, after only a quick decantation process,” he says.
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In December last year, two battered sloth bears from Rautahat were rescued by a team of animal protection activists and Nepal Police officials.
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Anil Jaiswal, 35, makes egg rolls for a living, which he sells for Rs 100 a piece in Thamel, on a cart no larger than an ice cream trolley. On this cart is an old, greasy stove, a chopping board, a few egg cartons, some dough in a container, and a large plastic bag with vegetables—tomatoes, cabbage, green chillies, onions, carrots. This small cart is Jaiswal’s only means of income, with which he feeds his family of four.
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From inventing Nepal’s Light to being interviewed by magazines like Fast Company, Madindra Aryal is creating ripples in the still evolving field of electronics in Nepal
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