Stories By 'MOHAN GURAGAIN'
Qatar and Malaysia are the two foremost destinations for migrant workers from my village, Myanglung in Tehrathum. The tropical, peninsular country of Malaysia and the desert nation of Qatar have starkly different environments and are not of commensurable sizes.
full story »
I don’t suppose I have addictive food habits but I am compulsive about consuming information. As a journalist, I’m always on the lookout for new information, especially events and happenings. Even when all other sources are exhausted, social media pages never run out of information. Day in and day out, I scroll through timelines in my quest to find new ideas and perspectives.
full story »
Imagine people’s hardships in Tarai districts—from Jhapa in the east to Kanchanpur in the west—during this hot and humid summer. Residents of central Madhes say that even wearing clothes can be unbearable in the searing heat.
full story »
A typical scene on a bus plying the Koteshwor-Maitighar route, which I use almost every day, is something like this: The khalasi is precariously hanging on the door of the vehicle, hailing passengers, no matter whether the bus is empty or packed to the rafters. Those who can grab seats are lucky but not spared from the nauseating crowdedness of the bus.
full story »
A few names stand out in the public service sector. The Bagmati Clean-up Campaign spearheaded by then-chief secretary Leela Mani Paudyal, who is currently Nepal’s ambassador to China, maintains its spirit even in his absence. Whenever there is chaos on the road, people remember Sitaram Hachhethu, the tough traffic cop. Kulman Ghishing lit up Nepalis’ faces by lifting the veil of endemic ‘load-shedding’.
full story »
I find few things in common between my five-year-old daughter and a younger me.
full story »