State of denial
His demand was simple, it was all about an independent, impartial, and prompt investigation of his son's killing. The case was investigated and also forwarded to the District Court, however, his allegation was that the investigation was not independent, credible and impartial. On the other hand, the recently passed TRC law with amnesty power gave no hope to him for justice. The failure of Nepali state to ensure independent investigation has taken his life. His wife's health condition, who has also been in fast unto death with his from the beginning , is also critical. If a political/legal system can not protect its citizens right and provide effective remedy if violated then, no matter what name we give to that system, it is useless and needs to be reformed.
This is not only justice denied rather it is a state of denial ! Lets try to fight against the state of denial so that his soul could rest in peace.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.