Stories By 'David Caprara'
In the southern plains of the Tarai that run along Nepal’s border with northern India, a lack of economic opportunity and fulfilment through work often drives the youth elsewhere to pursue their dreams.
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Anagat is about a thanka painter who begins to believe that his wife is trying to kill him. His suspicions drive him to the brink of insanity as he begins to question if it is not his wife that has gone mad, but himself.
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This month I reported from Idomeni, Greece, where currently over 12,000 refugees are camped out in tents in search of life without war and the hope of prosperity.
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Five years ago on an early hike to see the sunrise over the Annapurna range from Sarangkot, I took a diversion along a small dirt path into a village that caught my eye.
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Last month, I met with a German traveller named Lukas Hinkelmann who spoke of a miracle plant that he claimed could bring Nepal into in economic and developmental renaissance. Stifled only by policy, Lukas claimed that this plant could lift Nepal up to become a ‘Switzerland of Asia’. What was this plant? Cannabis.
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Walking down Kathmandu’s streets at night, scenes of garbage fires are a common sight. The ever-familiar sweet smell of burning plastic wafts through the air, and during the winter, people can be seen huddling close to these small fires for warmth. Burning plastic, however, is a grave mistake that is not only damaging the beauty of the city, but also the health of its denizens.
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