What with Woman’s Day celebrated around the world, we heard many voices make their stance on womanhood and woman’s rights be known. While we might often take this ability to raise points and start debates as a given, history – even very recent history – has served as a reminder that there are those who try and push censorships on certain women related issues.
Despite many women struggling to fit into the societal standards of being ‘perfect’ and a certain shape (read skinny), some women are trying to challenge this idea of ‘beauty’, forcing the society to see it for what it is and not what they think it should be.
“It’s a wonder,” he said, pointing at a small solar device laid on top of a tin roof of a makeshift shed he has been living in for more than two years. Megha Nath, 70, has lived through the darkest and the brightest of times in this village of Bahrabise of Sindhupalchok district, around 90 kilometers away from Kathmandu. “There was a time when there was no source of light. When children had to do homework, they did it during the day,” he said speaking of the ‘dark’ days.
Mexican restaurants have been known to pop up in all kinds of far-flung cities and Kathmandu is no different. But before the valley’s Mexican food fans start listing some of their favorite spots, let’s begin with a quick clarification, are you sure you were eating Mexican and not Tex-Mex?
Many successful dealings start with or lead to public speaking of some sort. The gathered people may be a crowd of 100 or just your company employees but facing the masses to inform, persuade, influence and such is a common occurrence.
The thought of your parents learning about your sex life is cringe worthy enough, imagine having the revelation in a middle of a road, in front of a traffic officer. Our 21-year-old male interviewee asked us to empathize with him.