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Month: March 2016

My fountain of youth

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One of my new year resolution in 2013 was that I would exercise everyday. I bet most people have it on their list. I really wanted to exercise but like everyone I was too busy and didn’t have time. I was looking for the perfect exercise that would keep me fit and young.

For past two years I have been riding cycle every day for commuting. As I like to travel a lot, cycle has been my mode of transport as well as a fountain of youth for me. I would like share six benefits that I got from pedaling.

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Picking the right school: A guide for parents

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Dear Parent,

It’s that time of year again in Nepal. The newspapers are filled with pictures of happy kids advertising schools. Alongside these ads are advice from reporters and supposed experts. You have asked your friends and family for their advice. You plan to explore each school carefully. And (if you are reading our blog) you are probably not the kind of parent that is impressed by big board of the SLC toppers outside the school. Nor by the random “bideshi” teacher hanging around. 🙂

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The Chicken Coup

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Eight chickens and a #MakerKT’s rush to build them a home within six hours

Last Monday, eight chickens unexpectedly showed up at my doorstep. What do you do when seven hens and one rooster lay siege in your house? You take out your #MakerKT apron and start building them a home of course!

Here’s the story of how a chicken coup led to an emergency coop that Monday…

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Nine chickens were heading to my house at the back of a Maruti 800 taxi early Monday morning. They were being brought by a well-meaning man who had decided on an impulse that a passing comment i had made about rearing chickens someday should mean that “someday” should be “today”! He called to let us know that the chickens were already on their way! Read more

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Nawa Marga: Post-quake Relief Through Education

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In April 2015, Nepal experienced a devastating earthquake. As much as the earthquake was a tragedy, it was also an opportunity for us to promote new approaches to teaching that value emotional well ­being of students. In just over a month, we trained 277 trainers who went on to train 6,412 teachers in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kavre, Nuwakot and Dhading. Our efforts that started with just three teachers ultimately reached 200,600 students.

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