VIDEO: Empowering adolescent girls in rural Nepal

In the video, Ganga Gautam, 2016 Echidna Global Scholar and professor of English at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, describes the state of girls’ education.

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In the video, Ganga Gautam, 2016 Echidna Global Scholar and professor of English at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, describes the state of girls’ education in rural Nepal. His research details the key barriers that adolescent girls face to staying in school. The research is centered on a girls’ empowerment program that he and a team...

VIDEO: Cowichan Valley filmmaker revisits earthquake zone in ‘Nepal’s Heartbeat’

It’s been a tough two years but there’s lots to see as Nepal rebuilds, filmmaker Nick Versteeg finds.

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It’s back to the Himalayas for an earthquake update as Cowichan Valley filmmaker Nick Versteeg’s DV Media presents the premiere of Nepal’s Heartbeat at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 19, starting at 7 p.m. Register to remove ADS In the sequel to his eye-opening Five Weeks in Nepal, producer Versteeg takes the...

How Nepal and India Can Keep Their Relationship

China will emerge as an occasional irritant in Indo-Nepalese relations, tempting Nepal to play the ‘Beijing card’ against India.

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As China rises formidably across the Himalayas, and is for the first time able to match its supportive statements with actual resources to reduce Nepal’s reliance on India, Kathmandu will naturally be tempted to play off Delhi against Beijing. This changes the fundamental nature of India-Nepal relations and requires both sides to recalibrate their “special”...

Crazy Mysteries of Our Planet We’ve Yet to Unravel

We’ve explored our planet from core to surface, and seem to be ready for journeying into space, yet Earth isn’t at all done surprising us...

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Bright Side shares 13 facts with you about our world that we don’t have any explanation for. 13. We’ve never reached the mantle © wikimedia   Seismologists believe that the inner core of our planet is solid, while the outer one is liquid and molten. Next comes the mantle, with the crust floating on top....

Pokhara, Nepal

Coming Back Down To Earth

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Coming down from the trek was bittersweet. On one hand, we were looking forward to being back in ‘civilization’…aka, proper coffee, hot showers and food other than noodles and lentils. On the other hand, we were sad to say goodbye to the fresh air, peacefulness and serenity of the Himalayas, something only nature and rural...

Che Guevara In Nepal

Che Guevara never actually visited Nepal. But the country is marked by his legacy.

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n his long years as a rebel, Che Guevara never actually visited Nepal. But the country is still in a way marked by his legacy. Several Nepali revolutionary leaders claim to have been directly inspired by Guevara’s example; and one (Ram Raja Prasad Singh) recalls in his memoirs that he actually met him (in Burma)....

Incredible world records from Nepal

Here are ten other astonishing records that Nepal can lay claim to.

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Shortest Human Being  Chandra Bahadur Dangi has been confirmed as being the shortest adult human to ever have their height verified by Guinness World Records ( full story here), here are ten other astonishing records that Nepal can lay claim to. Longest handshakeThe longest handshake lasted 42 hours and 35 minutes and was achieved by...

In these districts in Nepal, 9 out of 10 people still use wood to cook food

Firewood has been a traditional source of fuel to cook in Nepal. Though few districts now use LPG gas and electricity, let’s take a look...

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Firewood has been a traditional source of fuel to cook in Nepal. Though few districts now use LPG gas and electricity, let’s take a look at what the data reveals. According to the data from nepalmap.org, 64% people in Nepal are still dependent upon wood to cook their food. That means out 6 out of...

Only in Nepal

Nepal is home to the highest mountains and one of the distinctive place on Earth. Mother Nature has truly blessed this Himalayan nation with some...

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Nepal is home to the highest mountains and one of the distinctive place on Earth. Mother Nature has truly blessed this Himalayan nation with some of the beautiful landscapes you can find. Nepal is peculiar in terms of its culture and living style. You can witness some of the strangest social etiquette, and it will...
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