Stories By 'Arpan Dahal'
Since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first summitted Mt Everest in 1953, more than 4,000 mountaineers have reached the highest point on earth.
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Where is Nepal? What is Nepal known for? For those who know Nepal, the obvious answer would be Mt Everest. When I first landed in the US, I had a sense of pride—the pride from my ‘pre-assumed’ notion of Nepal’s identity.
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A nation that was once economically struggling with a poverty rate of over 58 percent in the 1990s is now one of the hottest economies in the world. Today, their unemployment rate is below 2.5 percent and poverty has fallen below 10 percent. This is the story of Vietnam.
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