Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MaHa (Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribansha Acharya) speak out against discrimination and untouchability

Famous Nepali television personalities Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribansha Acharaya stating the fact that caste-based discrimination and untouchability practices are serious crimes and urge everyone for their commitment to end such practices.

A 30-second television public service announcement (PSA), part of the 100 day campaign against caste discrimination and untouchability.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

100 day campaign against caste discrimination and untouchability

Despite national legal standards and international obligations, caste discrimination and untouchability practices are still prevalent in Nepal, particularly in rural parts of the country.

To widely disseminate the content of the recently promulgated Caste-based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act 2068 to ensure its effective implementation, the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) and the National Dalit Commission have jointly launched this campaign.

On 16th September, the President of Nepal officially inaugurated the launch of the campaign and over a 100 participants, including Government representatives, Human Rights Defenders and media personalities, took part in the campaign's first National Consultation programme organized later in the day.

The ultimate goal is to ensure that victims as well as their family members are able to invoke the rule of law in order to access justice. A culture of accountability must replace the present culture of impunity in Nepal.

To pledge your commitment to end practices of caste discrimination and untouchability, visit the campaign website: and make your mark today!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Globetrotting mice!

Often minuscule little creatures of nature, associated with both that is good as well as that is not so good.

Back in the days of old, when streets were not paved with gold and stories were frequently told that of the more mightier ones of the rodent family were quite bold!


Anyway, got up this morning, brought in the newspaper, at the first glance, I was convinced that the newspaper guy goofed up today, brought yesterday's paper again, but it was not the case, paper was different, yesterday's read "September 6", today's "September 7". The cartoon was different as well, and so was the headline, albeit too similar!

One mouse tried to travel from Kathmandu to Hong Kong, alas it was caught and killed, or was it the same one? In HK, a second mouse was found, not caught - not killed (I hope it can escape) made it's way there. Does it have a visa? I hope so...

Good going my globe-trotting little creation of nature!

FYI, the newspaper articles:
  • Mouse on board delays NAC flight 11 hrs,
  • Mouse grounds NAC Boeing again, in HK,