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Archive for November, 2009

 

Back on the road

Itahari – After the well-attended launch of People After War at Yala Maya Kendra on Saturday morning, we headed off on the third phase of our three-week exhibition tour. The highways are in a bad shape, but compared to April when we passed the same roads in the eastern Tarai, things are much calmer. There […]


Norwegian guru

After a lifetime devoted to developing Nepal’s indigenous capacity to harness water resources, what does Odd Hoftun have to say about the power cuts in Kathmandu? The sprightly 82-year-old Norwegian is surprisingly upbeat. “Look, so much political change has take place in Nepal since 1990, it takes time to digest it all and move ahead,” […]


TIA or Terribly Inept Airport

The number of mountain flights that take off from Kathmandu every morning is a pretty good indication of how Nepal’s tourism industry is doing. Last Saturday there were 35 mountain flights. And, 42 more flights were headed towards Lukla on the same day. All this means is that we are well on our way to […]


Travelblogue

For the past 20 years, as a media nomad, I have covered stories across the Asia-Pacific region. Lately, I’ve been roaming across Nepal and have by now visited most of the country’s 75 districts. Earlier this year, during a three-month stint through the country with the screening of the documentary Frames of War, I started […]



 

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