Stories By 'KALPANA JHA'
In the latest development of #MeToo moments in Nepal, a former Sociology Professor at Tribhuvan University (TU) and eminent indigenous rights activist, Krishna Bhattachan, is facing charges of sexual harassment. Bhattachan’s response has been brief:
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Women’s bodies have been instrumentalised to legitimise certain groups’ political and business interests under the pretext of nationalism
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A recent NHRC report on the Maleth incident undermines its intensity
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Modi’s visit to Janakpur came at a time when a section of Madhesis clearly felt aggrieved with India. The newly elected leaders and representatives of Province 2 tried their best to make the Indian premier’s visit a remarkable one. At the same time mixed sentiments of the Madhesi population who felt that India’s role after the promulgation of constitution of Nepal in 2015 was at best betrayal for Madhesis was also apparent.
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The ethnic conception of the Nepali nation determined the track along which the politics of citizenship has been driven by the dynamics of interests.
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An op-ed titled ‘Lingerie and feminism’ published on January 21 in this paper tried to show positive interlinkages between the lingerie industry, liberated female sexuality and promotion of feminist values.
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