Last week, an 18-year-old named Tulasi Shahi died from a snakebite in her village in western Nepal. She had been sent to sleep in the shed where her uncle keeps his cows because she was menstruating, part of a tradition called chhaupadi that isolates women on their periods from the family.
A 14-year-old named Roshani Tiruwa died sometime on Friday night in a Nepali chhaupadi, the name for a small hut women are sent to when they begin their periods.
As the death toll from Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal climbs past 2,500, relief efforts to help victims are underway. Prabal Gurung, who was born in Singapore but raised in Kathmandu, has organized a relief fund to aid those who were affected by the devastation. Although it has been years since the…
For Radha dinner is served at 7. She crouches down behind a shed, a good distance from her house, then waits. She knows what the menu will be: boiled rice, the same as yesterday and the day before. She knows that it will be her little sister who serves it, throwing the rice onto her plate from a height, the way you…
Very cool! The AP is reporting that the government of Nepal will soon begin issuing third gender IDs for Nepali citizens who do not identify as male or female. Nepal Home Ministry official Bhola Siwakot says that the order to issue third gender citizen certificates has been sent to all district administration offices…
A Nepalese Gurung community woman attends celebrations marking Tamu Loshar in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Tamu Loshar is the New Year of the Gurungs, an indigenous community who also call themselves "Tamu." (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Parahawking, a new activity that blends paragliding and falconry, will allow you to fly above the Earth with a bird of prey at your side. How cool is that? Not only do you get to soar with some fine feathered friends — proceeds go to a vulture conservatory in Nepal.
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This year's census in Nepal includes a new category for transgender people, thanks to a recently-passed anti-discrimination law. Parliamentarian Sunil Babu Pant says the transgender community is happy because, "This shows that the government has started to recognise them."
[Kathmandu, November 5. Image via Getty.]