By : Narendra Shrestha Almost 9 years ago, there was a birth of Kaluman Thami’s third child Bhawana Thami in a cow shelter at Dushikharka village of Dolkha district, some 345 kilometers from capital Kathmandu. Father of a two son Kaluman was very happy with the birth of his daughter. However, his joy was short-lived. […]
The Nepali Civil War (labelled the People’s War by the Maoists) was an armed conflict between government forces and Maoist rebels in Nepal which lasted from 1996 until 2006. The war was launched by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) on 13 February 1996 after being denied participation in a national election. Among the primary […]
A Kumari, or Kumari Devi, is a ‘living goddess’. The world literally means virgin in Nepali.
EARTHQUAKE TERROR IN NEPAL On 25 April, a major earthquake of 7.8 magnitude left Nepal, one of the world’s poorest countries, devastated. Over half a million houses were completely destroyed affecting millions of Nepalis. Over 9,000 people were killed and 20,000 more werr injured seriously. The scale of humanitarian disaster was huge affecting especially the poorest communities who […]