January 2021


Lavkant Chaudhary’s art depicts historical wrongs against the indigenous Tharu of Nepal. This is part of a series of drawings […]
January 31, 2021

One misconception about the Tharu people is that they never got malaria. In fact they did, but less than hill […]
January 13, 2021

Changing Stories Nepal Fellow Sangeeta Basnet teaching at Amar Secondary School in Urhari of Dang. hen I taught in a […]
January 6, 2021

December 2020

Here & Now

Charge d’ Affaires L. Douglas welcomes BP Koirala to the US Embassy inaguration in 1959. n 15 December 1960 (पुस […]
December 12, 2020

July 2020


ike many cities around the world, Kathmandu is struggling to find ways through the ever-shifting coronavirus landscape. Business and residents […]
July 7, 2020

June 2020

Mildred and Richard Loving were sentenced to jail for their inter-ethnic marriage. They took the case to the Supreme Court, […]
June 12, 2020

May 2020


here have been few days without rain this April and May in Kathmandu. That means more disease for Kathmandu. Not […]
May 30, 2020

History of Disease

lthough smallpox is now ‘unfamiliar to the world today’ historian Elizabeth Fenn has written that it was ‘a misery commonplace […]
May 20, 2020


In 1966, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a worldwide campaign to eradicate smallpox. The aim was ‘zeropox’ — not just control of […]
May 5, 2020


A woman in Kathmandu carrying her child infected by small pox in 1964. Photo: WHO he smallpox virus plagued Nepali […]
May 2, 2020