A complete mockery of gender equality: Draft of the Constitution of Nepal

As I try to understand the Draft Constitution of Nepal (as tabled by the Constituent Assembly on July 7), I realize how vulnerable I am as a woman in my own country. Clearly, the Constitution is treating me as a ‘second class citizen’ just because I am born a girl. First- a mother- I have no power to provide citizenship to my own child if … Continue reading A complete mockery of gender equality: Draft of the Constitution of Nepal

6 Ways to Give to Nepal – Earthquake Relief

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has shattered each one of us. The news is filled with tragic images of our brothers and sisters patiently awaiting help from Domestic and International Aid institutions. Nearly 4,000 people have already lost their lives, in an earthquake worst in nearly a century. The crumbled infrastructure and impoverished countryside has made it difficult for relief and government workers to get to … Continue reading 6 Ways to Give to Nepal – Earthquake Relief

My “2-states” story: A cross- cultural marriage

Chetan Bhagat’s book-turned movie “2 states” is releasing this week. I have not read the book, however, the trailer and the promotions of the movie remind me of my own “2-states” marriage with my Tamilian husband. While I grew up in a typical boisterous Nepalese family, my husband grew up in a simple Tamilian Iyer family. Frankly speaking, our families as well as our upbringing … Continue reading My “2-states” story: A cross- cultural marriage