In January 2015, the police arrested Rajkumar Praja, a 31-year-old Chepang from Korak VDC, Chitwan, for killing over a dozen rhinos and smuggling two rhino horns. He was arrested by Interpol in Malaysia and extradited to Nepal.
Why were discussions about relief and rebuilding being conducted in a language that was so removed from the lived experience of the most affected people? What kinds of solutions will emerge from a discussion that excludes its main subject right from the starting point?
The Norwegian missionary engineer Odd Hoftun arrived in Nepal in 1958 on a brief assignment, but went on to spend more than three decades in this country, pursuing his vision of development with determination and faith.