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Archive for March, 2011

 

Trans-Karnali blues

There are many reasons the trans-Karnali remains left behind, and some of them became glaringly apparent during a recent trip out west to Mugu district. First is inaccessibility. More than one-third of Nepal’s area is in the Karnali, but less than one-tenth of the country’s population lives here. Villages are scattered across this exceedingly rugged, arid […]


Karnali No-Fly Zone

Here at Surkhet airport, a dog is fast asleep in the departure lounge. Flies whine on the dirty window panes. The planes in the apron all have their cockpit windows covered with sun shields. No one is going anywhere today either. The airline offices are padlocked, the APF security at the gate couldn’t be bothered […]


जापानको पाठ

भूकम्पीय जोखिम सामना गर्न संसारमै सबैभन्दा सक्षम जापानमा भूकम्पबाट भएको क्षति ईंट र कङ्क्रिटबाट बनेका घरले ढाकिएको काठमाडौं उपत्यका तथा नेपालका अन्य शहरका लागि गतिलो पाठ हो। भूकम्पीय प्रकोप, सुनामी र ज्वालामुखीको जोखिमबाट संसारमै सबैभन्दा बढी ग्रसित मुलुक जापान त्यो जोखिम सामना गर्न सबैभन्दा सक्षम देश पनि हो। त्यहाँ स्कूले विद्यार्थीहरूलाई सानैदेखि टेबुलमुनि लुक्ने, भुईंचालो […]


North to south

It was a geography teacher’s dream: to fly from near the Arctic Circle to its antipode in the southern hemisphere when one is in the throes of deep winter and the other is in the full glare of mid-summer. Always wanted to go from the North Pole to the South Pole (as it were) at […]



 

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