News reports

While at the Kathmandu Post, I reported mostly on social issues, especially on those of the marginalised–women, Dalit, lgbti, children, disabled. I covered CA elections, struggles of Kamlaris, citizenship issues, rape laws, laws on inheritance, gender- and caste-based discrimination, natural disaster, and others.

This list does not include Post Reports.

2015

Budhanilkantha alumni offer assistance to Sindhupalchok
Girls prepare for exam on hospital bed
Panel: Book assailant, cover expenses acid attack on girls
Protest continues for justice, rehabilitation of victims
Same-sex couples see new ray of hope
Not a ‘dispute’, clause out of question
A subdued joy for British Gurkhas
‘And’ provision on citizenship out of the CA questionnaire
CPN-UML leadership supports ‘or’ provision
UML blocks proposal to issue citizenship through mothers
Lalitpur dist court protects witnesses
Tweeple express rage at discriminatory citizenship laws

2014
December

March for citizenship through mother
Wordings add to woes of children of single mothers
DPM Gautam wavering on his promise
Elusive justice
Fake orphanage biz boom in Nepal
Conflict victims seek end to politics over commissions
‘Lenient’ rape punishment sparks debate
Mugu, Humla women seek govt presence in their villages
UNHRC prods nepal for justice in 3 war-era cases

November

Daughters to get equal share of parental property
Opinions divided over time limit on parental claim
Bill proposes time limit removal on reporting rape
Clarion calls to make bill more gender inclusive

October

The melody of the hills fades
Nepal ‘not ready’ to take care of the elderly
Pemba, Ang cruise to Ultra marathon titles

September

Defining marriage or curbing women’s rights
Motion proposed to increase women leaders at grassroots
‘Exclusive CA’ raises eyebrows
Code drafters at a loss over LGBTI concerns

August

Bill passage could encourage victims to report crime
Army to lower water level by 15 metres in a month
Sunkoshi Mayhem: Rains trigger fears of more disasters
Lawmakers to donate one day’s salary
Alternatives mooted to resume traffic
Celeb statsman makes figures come alive
Rain halts search operation
123 missing presumed dead
Sindhupalchok landslide toll climbs to 33

July

Linguistic survey in jeopardy as NPC ‘disowns’ it
Quest to redefine madrassa education
Labour bank to reduce forced migration
Birthing centres encourage institutional child deliveries
‘Living martyr’ Mukesh will not walk again_ Doc

June

When seeking redress, migrants prefer violence
Nepali docs found ‘severely lacking’ in people skills
Is History in decline in academia?
Shoulders the republic rests on
Friends, relatives of victim mark end of 49-day mourning period
Many ‘unaware’ of discrimination law

May

Debate on pension and foreign settlement ‘irrelevant’
Himalayan rush doesn’t bring all gold
A hole in the womb, a scar on her life
Students stare at bleak future due to govt apathy
Job security flirts with every mind
When negotiating identity is compulsion

April

Harbouring child labour
Shaken survivor calls it quits
Bill gives rape victims hope
It’s a long and steep career climb for female mountain guides
Can polio success be replicated in other diseases?
Endowment fund comes to children’s rescue in Sindhupalchok district
Need to tell autism and disability apart

March

Criminal justice: As state tackles offender, sufferers often left out
Intellectually disabled doubly marginalised; succour sought
Towards a gender-friendly police force
Drop to save thousands of lives
Artistes rock to rock patriarchy
Made in Nepal panacea to umbilicial cord sepsis

February

To be or not to be on Facebook
Lack of diversified diet to blame for stunted growth
Many in Nepal remain oblivious of cancer risk
Issues political agenda no more

January

OPD patients find doctors in canopy
Sexual minorities await with bated breath the report on same sex marriage
Police intervene sleepless protest against corruption in the Capital
Customs bar used shoes from Switzerland
Demand for representation invites lathicharge
Misread provision hits elderly travellers
Govt promises elude ex-Kamlaris

2013
December

Age ban not checking illegal Gulf entry
Laws on inheritance: Women still fighting for equal rights
High hopes as career fair for disabled starts
Kamlari Practice: Govt abolishes it, slavery continues

November

Rights activists dread fall in numbers
Congress cadres rejoice in Capital
‘Yes, stamped it,’ they shout in excitement
With four candidates, sexual minorities jittery
Disabled folk move court against EC, three parties
Ghimire wrote his best works after he found he was dying

September

Old laws remain, rape cases go on
Women continue to suffer as bill gathers dust
Religious leaders urged to help curb child marriages
Freed Kamaiyas seek promises from political parties
Current efforts not sufficient to reduce girl school dropout rates
Voices on Teej
Women rights activists fail to capitalise on Teej
Many young returnees here to explore

August

Volunteer service sees lacklustre growth
DSP thrashes 15-year-old domestic help
Amendment to Kamlari education guidelines stalled
Four Kamlaris rescued in two days
Kathmandu turns a blind eye to the blind
Self-employment fund not in easy access of the poor, unemployed
Kamlari Probe unlikely within the set deadline
Assault on Dalits: Women Commission blames cops, parties

July

Who wouldn’t want to be a doctor?
Belbari incident: Dalit commission alleges political intervention
Belbari incident: Social Democratic Party joins protests in Capital
Govt officially abolishes Kamlari practice
50,000 to be self-employed this year under YSEF plan
Mums of 2 dead Kamlaris get compensation sums
Kamlari death : Kin, activists concerned about probe report delay
Health insurance Policy : Analysts: Develop infrastructure first
Rautahat Attack: Police distorted victims’ statements, say Dalits
Dalit movement against Rautahat case on the wane: Rights activists

June

Fears grow of Dalit privileges being trashed in upcoming Assembly
MK Nepal alleges political meddling in Rautahat case
Former Kamlaris warn fresh unrest
Parties interfered in Rautahat investigations: Dalit activists
Activists demand immediate release of Rautahat report
Dalit families to get back land papers after 25 years
‘Ensure 13 pc Dalit representation in CA’
Govt, Kamlaris ink deal; protests end

May

Peace rally to highlight issues of differently-abled people
Call for 33pc CA seats for women
Sit-in at Ratnapark seeking justice in kamalari atrocities
Private company to tackle cancer diagnosis challenges
Unburned hopes prevail amid piles of charred books
Pilgrims burns down, ignites old memories, new hopes

April

Disappointment after ‘historic injustice’ to Gurkha families
Genesis of colours (Marcos Duprat)
BITE SIZE: CROISSANTS AND DOUGHNUTS AT THE HYATT REGENCY
Medical negligence painful to fight
Canvases that disappoint

March

There’s no time to lose on tenancy