Nepalis in Nepal

Solar water pumps up incomes for Nepal’s quake-hit farmers

In the village of Shikharpur in Nepal’s remote Himalayan foothills, the faint sound of water can be heard trickling through a large metal pump. Standing in golden mustard fields, a huge solar panel powers the pump that provides some 40,000 liters of water daily to families still recovering from Nepal’s

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Communists Win Nepal’s 1st Election Under the New Constitution

After centuries of absolute monarchy followed by decades of chaos, Nepal is taking to democracy in a big way. Since May its people have voted into office 753 newly created local councils, seven new provincial assemblies and a 275-member national parliament. To read this Economist article, please click on the

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Climate Change Threatens ‘Himalayan Viagra’ Fungus and a Way of Life

A valuable fungus, prized as a reputed aphrodisiac, is disappearing due to warming temperatures, reports Climate Home. Valuable fungus, prized as a reputed aphrodisiac, is disappearing due to warming temperatures. Harvesting the Cordyceps sinensis fungus, called ‘yarsha gumba’ in Nepal, provides a livilihood for Himalayan dwellers.   To read further, please follow the following

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Nepal’s Musicians Re-tune to Tradition

Nepal’s musical heritage is enjoying a revival as young musicians fuse the sounds of traditional instruments once at risk of disappearing, with lyrics that examine the modern challenges facing the country. The Himalayan country has a rich folk tradition, but its unusual traditional instruments — which include a leaf from

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‘Good quality’ Nepali Tea Spoils Darjeeling’s Party

Grown on similar Himalayan terrain and climate across the border in Nepal, the tea made its way into Bengal’s cuppa during the 104-day strike Gorkhaland strike that hit production in Darjeeling. To read further, please click on the link below: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/good-quality-nepal-tea-spoils-darjeeling-s-party/story-rfs4sJsPVy9NMzrfCKSAMK.html

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Nepal Invests in New Irrigation Technologies

Water sources are drying up in parts of the Himalayas and people are forced to look elsewhere for places to live and work. But new technology in irrigation might help people stay in their homes. To read further, please click on the link below: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/nepal-invests-irrigation-technologies-171117113156245.html

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