Stories By 'SANGITA THEBE LIMBU'
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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At the end of July this year, my colleague Rukh Gurung and I started Adivasi Janajati Public Discussion Series at Martin Chautari, a research institute and public forum based in Kathmandu.
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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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At a recent policy event, one of the top finance bureaucrats said that the decade-long armed conflict in Nepal did not happen due to uneven development. What caused the conflict, he did not mention. But his prescribed panacea in the post-war Nepal was more development with conflict-sensitive analysis factored in so that development projects do not create new conflicts.
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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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A few hours before the start of the ‘silent period’ preceding the local elections when electioneering has to be stopped, Gajendra Narayan Chowk at the centre of Rajbiraj was transformed into an exhibition space for the display of power, politics and contesting democratic practices.
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