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Thank You, Peter Matthiessen, for Taking Me Along

I trekked with the writer, who died last week, only in a Walter Mitty dream, but his service as a guide was valuable.

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Qatar an ‘Open Jail’ for Nepalese Laborers Working in Slave-Like Conditions

The Gulf state of Qatar is building sites for the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament on the backs of thousands of Nepalese migrants working in appalling conditions. Dozens died this summer alone, many of them young men felled by heart failure.

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More Mao Than Thou: What the Hell Is Happening in Nepal?

Nepal’s parliament will attempt to elect a prime minister, the sixth try in almost three months. The impasse reflects the deep antagonism between the Maoists, Leninists, Marxists and socialists who are all fighting for control.

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Four Weddings and Four Funerals

The Nepalese government has stirred up a hornet’s nest of criticism with a plan to pay men to marry Nepalese women who were widowed in the country’s 10-year civil war. Women’s groups are calling the plan humiliating and contrary to human rights.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009 READ MORE


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Dalai Lama Threatens to Quit Over Tibet Crisis

Even though certain inherently prohibitive logistics make it impossible for the Dalai Lama to resign from his position as Tibet’s spiritual leader, that’s what he’s threatening to do insofar as he can if the tensions and violence in Tibet continue to escalate.

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Everest Legend Hillary Dies

Sir Edmund Hillary is dead at 88 after suffering a fall. Famous for being the first climber, along with Tenzing Norgay, to reach the summit of the world’s tallest mountain, Hillary was also a champion of the Nepalese Sherpas who helped him get there and over the years he built schools and clinics for them.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008 READ MORE


Nepalese Monarchy Ousted in Vote

Nepal’s long-standing monarchy is about to become obsolete, after more than two-thirds of the country’s provisional parliament voted to amend the constitution and give the government the power to abolish the monarchy and establish a “federal democratic republican state” instead.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007 READ MORE


Massive Floods Threaten Millions in South Asia

Floodwaters are threatening the lives of millions in South Asia, drenching parts of northern India as well as Bangladesh and Nepal, where aid organizations are scrambling to bring in food and other assistance before hunger and disease claim more lives.

Posted on Aug 3, 2007 READ MORE


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