Nepal, no doubt, is on the front line of climate change-already experiencing some significant effects of the phenomena-rapidly depleting glaciers, prolonged drought, threatened bio-diversity and at risk water sources.
Nepal depends heavily on oil and natural gas imports to satisfy its growing energy need. The country has potential to be energy exporter, if its hydro-power sector could be exploited to its fullest potential.
Nepal may be insignificant economy, and military wise but the country's geographic location,long shared history with India and China, and current political changes in the country makes it a very important part of the puzzle.
Sri Lanka's government managed to end the Tamil Tiger rebels' years long insurgency movement but the country's journalists are still working in a very hostile, war like environment. This time, the war is directed not against the state but against them.
From this corner of the world, Afghanistan seems like a hopeless place '" especially if you are are looking for work and a chance to make money. But for some Nepalese men there is hope in that country.
Nepal's Department of Health Services last week released shocking findings in its report, "Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Study 2008/2009." The study found that Nepalese women are committing suicide at an alarming rate.
More than a month after Nepalese student Neetu Singh was deported by police from Pune, India, Nepal is finally taking some action. Nepal's ambassador Rukma Shumsher Rana will meet with Indian Foreign Affairs Ministry officials to discuss the incident.
Caste system in Nepal has long discriminated against a certain section of society. These people are the so called "untouchables" or the dalits who are treated as second class citizens by the community members
Copenhagen climate change summit ended without any results. Huge disappointment but the Nepalese delegation to the summit doesn't give a hoot. All they care about is partying at the tax payer's expense. A minister took his wife, niece and grandson to the summit... wow, great way to show that you are
It is no secret that Nepal is already witnessing the effects of climate change. From prolonged droughts to depleting harvest and melting glaciers of the Himalayas, the nation is sitting on a ticking clock when it comes to global warming.
Nepal's online media reported in late November that police found a dead baby's head near the banks of a river in Kathmandu. As the body was not recovered, police believed that stray dogs probably ate it.
KFC and Pizza Hut hit Nepal. Nepalese media welcomes the two chains..acting as their chief PR agents and Kathmandu-ites forget that most of the raw material is coming from abroad and yes..they ignore KFC's history of animal abuse. In one word..supreme display of IRONY
Purdue professor Bert Chapman is facing criticism for his blog post, where he states his opinion against homosexuality. What about his First Amendment rights?
Professor Chapman's post is at :http://bertchapman.blogtownhall.com/2009/10/27/an_economic_case_against_homosexuality.thtml
The monsoon season has wrecked havoc in Nepal once again. Every year, sadly, it is the same story of mostly poor people living in remote villages succumbing to landslides and flooding and those who survive facing hardships brought on by the disaster.
Almost 80 percent of Nepalese women are victims of domestic violence; only 20 percent of babies are delivered by healthcare professionals, and in some remote areas of the country women are banished to cowsheds for up to 14 days when they deliver a baby.
Nepal's Cabinet decided on Sept. 2 to give the country's prime minister, president, vice president, ministers, assistant ministers, constituent assembly members and opposition leader a 4 percent pay raise.
There is nothing honorable about honor killings. Killing women who defy customs and dare to marry outside their caste or religion, and murdering girls bold enough to demand equality is actually a cowardly act, a sin and a slap in the face of humanity.
North Korea is on its bad behavior once again. Right before the U.S. Fourth of July holiday the reclusive regime was back to threatening its neighbors and the United States, test-firing four short-range missiles.
After getting married I decided to keep my name as it was. Saying no to the hyphenated last name or any other method of showing off that I am taken. It was a simple decision for me and my husband but there were those who were not amused.
In South Asia, begging '" in cities big and small '" is very common. Walking around Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, one will see children, adults and senior citizens asking strangers to be a little merciful.
The government led by the Maoists, however, is treading carefully around this issue. The nation's establishment is equally anxious, fearing the loss of privileges they have enjoyed for centuries based on their majority status.
According to the state owned Gorkhapatra Daily, the philosophical foundation of the new budget is to "eliminate all forms and remnants of feudalism and establish Socialism-oriented industrial capitalism".
Nepal's Maoist lead government has decided to curb unrestricted sale of alcohol in country. Starting Tuesday November 18th, businesses will be allowed to sell alcohol from 10 a.m to 10 p.m only and will have to check for proof of age (18 or older).
When Nepal's Maoist lead coalition government decided to cut state funding for religious worship and various cultural practices-including ritual animal sacrifices, it is safe to assume they had no idea what they were getting into.
n August 2004, 12 Nepali laborers were kidnapped and killed by an Iraqi insurgent group called Ansar al Sunna. The men had left Nepal after being promised a lucrative job in a luxury hotel in Amman, Jordan.
Nepal's Prime Minister Prachanda, during his visit to Beijing to attend the closing ceremony of the Olympics and meet with the country's leaders, said that Nepal wants to maintain a balanced relationship with both of its neighbors - India and China.
As the Chinese and millions around the world celebrate the Olympic Games, many in Nepal will be left to wonder why the country's president declined the invitation to join the festivities and why a former minister is leading the country's contingent.
If you just realized that you are pregnant, then this is the time to educate yourself about the pregnancy facts all expecting mothers should know, throw out all the myths and focus on the advice that is really going to help.
Tuesday's debate between democratic hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama hosted by the Cleveland State University was billed to be "the" debate for Clinton after her 10 straight losses to Barack Obama.
This episode has sparked renewed interest in Obama's past and his upbringing. Check Google's search trend data and you will see the spike in people's interest on Obama's pictures and his church Trinity United Church of Christ.
Reuters reports that, Human Rights Watch is demanding immediate release of eight student editors and activists arrested in Iran. They say that the students were arrested because, allegedly, they made defamatory comments against Islam in their university student paper.
According to Reuters, Singapore's Home Ministry is saying that since 2006, they have arrested five suspected Islamic militants.Four of the five arrested are members of terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah(JI).
Press freedom in Afghanistan is under attack. BBC reports that, three heavily armed men entered into the home of Ms. Zakia Zaki and shot her dead. Ms Zaki, owner of a radio station in the province of Parvan, was asleep with her 20-month old son.
How big is the toilet in your home? Can you live in it, for lets say, seven years as if it was your only place of residence? A family in Morocco has been living in a public toilet for last seven years, that is their only home
The Associated Press has reported that after being threatened by a fundamentalist Islamic group, a group of female TV anchors and employees of Palestinian TV protested against the group and their threat.
A statement released by the US military says that the tank fire was targeted towards insurgents who were planting bombs. The incident occurred in Falluja, west of capital Baghdad. One person is reported to be injured and three have escaped.
New phase in Nepal-Israel relationship as Nepal has decided to open an embassy in Israel. The two nations established diplomatic relationship on June 1, 1960, and enjoy a very cordial and warm relationship.
Publications, online or traditional media, who pay for article, regardless of your experience or number of clips you can show them, are easy to find if you have a particular genre or target audience in mind
The coffee you are drinking could have a violent history. According to the UN News Agency IRIN, in Burundi, the coffee picking season is when violence against women and children increases, compared to other months.
With violence in Iraq rising, thousands are fleeing the country. Many are living in refugee camps in neighboring Syria, where officials estimate that more than 700,000 Iraqis have arrived after the US lead invasion began.
I have heard time and again that it is lot more difficult to sell a book than actually writing one. In today's world where people tend to prefer getting bite size summaries on their iPod or their electronic reader, writers are faced with dual challenge.
Lay-offs specially in automobile sector has many on edge. Am I going to be next? is in minds of many working class people. is there a way to get out of this and live and work freely without worrying about being the next one on the chopping block?
Gone are the days where writers struggled to their words out with pen and paper, now changing times requires a writer to have a computer. If you are a writer planning to buy a laptop computer, here are few things you need to consider.
For all the effort and hard work put into their work by freelance writers, they are not paid well enough and sometimes they are not paid at all. Read this to know how to deal with slow and no-pay clients professionally.
Our obsession with celebrity news has grown over the years and now along with the media, blogs has started to take advantage of this trend.If you Google the term "celebrity news blog" will come up with thousands of results.
had a chance to interview Ponzi of Ponzarelli.com. Ponzi who? well..she is is a blog celebrity or "blogberity". Actually, I wanted to post this during the time AC had a contest for blog celebrity interviews but due to some glitches, it got delayed.
I do feel the large emptyness on days I don't write. My mind keeps telling me "get back to work" but my heart keeps pulling away, as if it is not ready to expose itself, lay itself bare to be cut inot pieces by words.