All Posts by tbhandari

Pick of the Week: Religious Freedom

A recent kerfuffle between the British ambassador and the government of Nepal highlights the sensitive nature of the issues of religious conversion and religious freedom in Nepal. This article in the New York Times lends some context to the issue; although it is about India, many of the issues are the same in Nepal.

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December 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

The December 2014 Friends of Nepal newsletter is available here. In it, we have a letter from current country director Nelson Chase, thoughts on COS’ing from a newly Returned PCV, and a profile of John Skow, N-28, a founder of the Himalayan Rescue Association.

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Pick of the Week: Blogpost on Being a Sherpa

The most recent posting on the blog What Has Good is a beautifully written essay from a young Sherpa woman describing what it really feels like to come from a climbing community. The blogpost is titled Three Springs. It’s long, but worth reading. Read it here. 

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Trekking disaster around Annapurna

Is there a Nepal PCV who hasn’t gone trekking in Nepal? The land is so beautiful and trekking is so easy—a warm, friendly tea house every few miles—that it is easy to forget that mountains are wild and dangerous places. The morning of October 15th dawned clear and beautiful, but

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