They don’t make it easy.

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As of today, I may have crossed over a line. An imaginary line, to be sure, but a line nevertheless. Has my patience been exhausted… or am I just ready to leave? This is a place where things that many … Continue reading

Sweet sorrow….

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This morning I did the deed. I walked into the Jet Airways office on Lazimpat and changed my departure plan for Wed, the 20th. That will put me on a flight 8 days early and will put me in BKK … Continue reading

What Now?

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The nervous system has been studied ad nauseum by people who have an inexhaustible curiosity about what makes us tick. Scientific reductionism at its best: given stimulus X, what is the response? Change the stimulus, observe the response. We can … Continue reading

Relief on the Ground

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  I head out from the offices of Olive Nepal to a loaded covered pickup truck at the corner. I shared the front seat with the driver and Subash. There are four others in the back. Our destination is Dhading, … Continue reading

Olive Nepal

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Aryan Uprety is an educational consultant with a degree in social work. Olive Nepal, formed in February, 2014, is an environmental advocacy group and a registered non-profit NGO. Aryan became the Nepal coordinator for CCL in August, 2014. ONCE Institute, formed … Continue reading

The Road Back

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I mentioned in one of my original posts about Nepal that the nation has been leaking, or should I say hemorrhaging, young educated people for some time, as many as 2000 per day. The employment opportunities just don’t exist here. … Continue reading

Marpha

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After seeing a number of small villages here, I am amazed at the differences in their ambience and design. Compared to Muktinath and Jomsom and even to Kagbeni, Marpha is a precisely designed, ultra-clean tightly-woven community. The paths are narrower … Continue reading

Pokhara

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I spent 5 days after the earthquake wondering if this planned trip to Pokhara 200km west of Kathmandu would actually happen. The road condition was the main concern. I had not been able to reach my travel agent in Thamel. … Continue reading

Kathmandu Komment: Everything is Everything

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The citizens of Kathmandu are leaving town in any way possible. So far at least 100,000 have reportedly left, though, as always, the official numbers hardly give the full story. More like double that, probably. Where are they going? To … Continue reading