Kathmandu's Central Women's Prison isn't a place criminals do time. It's a place where grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters and children languish.
DEBBY NG
Between February and March 2011, with the support of The Patatas, I conducted a photography workshop with some 34 students in Nepal, most of which were from underprivileged backgrounds. During the month-long course, students kept a journal of the lessons they learnt and the reflections they experienced. The following comprises expcerpts from one of my students, Samanta Acharya.
DEBBY NG
Are latrines for girls a justifiable investment?
IRIN
In a country beset by innumerable social and environmental trials, a handful of perceptive individuals in Nepal are invoking behavioural change through the guardianship of some of society's most peripheral members.
DEBBY NG
A nation in a state of anarchy, Nepal can't save its forests by pushing policy. Instead, the responsibility of saving the forest is pushed into the very hands that would otherwise destroy it.
DEBBY NG
There must be some reason we spend a large part of our childhood and youth in learning institutions trying to get "educated".
AYUSHMA REGMI
Bird Conservation Nepal cleans up Kathmandu valley's greatest river and initiates a revolutionary undertaking to restore a degraded waterway.
DEBBY NG
It’s as if Dixit Bhatta tumbled out of his mother’s belly with a birth chart in his hands, but this astrologer by birth doesn’t believe in astrology.
AYUSHMA REGMI and ELIPHA PRADHANANGA
As winter power shortages shroud Nepal in familiar darkness, the country’s hydro debate grows more thunderous.
DEEPAK ADHIKARI
Dr. Sanduk Ruit's mission has been, and continues to be, to bring eyesight back to anyone who needs it, regardless of his or her ability to pay.
RUPAK D SHARMA
Female radio professionals are taking over the medium in eastern Nepal.
ANUSHIL SHRESTHA
Taps in Kathmandu may be running dry but drinking water is just a phone call away.
SHUVA LAXMI
Will a new six-lane highway finally bring about the development that Nepal badly needs?
DEEPAK ADHIKARI
As the season’s festivities reach their commercial crescendo, have we lost sight of what life is really all about?
SANJAY PERERA