Letter to the Editor

The latest thing millennials have apparently ruined

If millennials are currently aged between the ages of 22 and 36, I am one, albeit somewhere in the upper echelons—and I am also a publisher.

Laura Waddell, Mar 10 2019

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Civic Sense

The editorial of the Kathmandu Post (‘We are the change’, Page 6, January 18) drew my attention.

Jan 30 2019

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Written off  

Thomas Robertson’s op-ed (‘The right stuff’, Page 6, Jan 27) is seriously misleading about what it takes for international students to get accepted into US universities. Of course, US universities require good writing but Nepali students in the US also usually need to come from families with money, 

Jan 30 2019

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Believe survivors 

Front page news of Saturday’s edition of the Kathmandu Post (‘Maths teacher at Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidyalaya sexually abused young girls for’, TKP Online, Jan 25 2019) brought back scarring events experienced by my fellow colleague/friend. She was in class four in 2001 and this creep would find excuses to sit next to her, touch her, and caress her thighs. This lasted for a whole two years. 

Post Report, Jan 29 2019

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Fearing class 

I also graduated from Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidhyalaya (LMV) Batch 2007. With regards to your article about our school, ( ‘Maths teacher at Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidyalaya sexually abused young girls for’, TKP Online, Jan 25 2019) about Mr Boudh or Basu Tripathee, our math teacher.

Post Report, Jan 29 2019

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Men, step up 

The morning Bhrikuti Rai’s piece (‘Tribhuvan University lecturer sexually harassed female students for years’, Jan 24 2019) appeared in The Kathmandu Post, my father who teaches social work and sociology to first year Bachelor’s students at a TU-affiliated college said he felt dismayed and hopeless.

Post Report, Jan 29 2019

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Bhattachan responds 

I have a serious concern on the main news (‘Tribhuvan University lecturer sexually harassed female students for years’, 24 January 2019) of your esteemed newspaper, The Kathmandu Post.

Post Report, Jan 29 2019

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Head of NAC responds

This is in reference to a news story entitled (‘Here’s everything you need to know about Nepal Airlines’ Airbus deal’, TKP online, December 7). Connecting my appointment as managing director of Nepal Airlines on May 31, 2015 with the purchase of two wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft, which was purchased after international competitive bidding participated in by 11 companies from six countries, is far-fetched.

Dec 10 2018

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NC evasion

The Nepali Congress (NC) is now staging a nationwide protest campaign against the Oli government, raising issues such as centralisation of power denying earthquake grants and possibly tampering with the judiciary’s independence (“NC stages nationwide protest,” August 1, Page 3). But many of these issues come down from when NC was in power.

Aug 05 2018

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Landslide prevention

The monsoon season brings about numerous difficulties across the country, one of them being landslides. This natural disaster has caused enough damage and has now barred young students from attending school (“Landslides keep kids away from school”, August 3, Page 4). We often blame nature’s wrath for such disasters but we need to understand that numerous manmade factors contribute to it as well. In order to limit the death toll, and the number of children dropping out of school during this season over safety concerns, we need to acknowledge this fact.

Aug 05 2018

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Women trafficking

If not for the initiative of the Indian NGO, Nepalese authorities, including the people at the exquisite Barakhamba Road, we would have never known about 16 Nepali women locked up in bustling Munirka (“16 Nepali women rescued from Delhi”, July 26, Page 1). Sadly as recent as a fortnight ago, the raid by the police in the dance bars yielded almost 21 Nepali women in Kenya.

Jul 29 2018

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