A collection of posts and other tidbits on Nepal — mostly on gender and women, progressive politics, innovative nonprofits, volunteer tourism, landlessness, biodiversity and sustainability, agroecology, permaculture, food and recipes, appropriate technology and energy, human rights, ethnography and history, and anything else that interests me.

Memories of International Women's Day in Nepal

Four months after I gave birth to my son in Nepal, I celebrated my very first International Women’s Day in 1988 in Gunjanagar, a village in western Chitwan District. It was also Gunjangar’s first time to organize an event for that day. I describe the scene in Sacred Threads, my ethnographic memoir-in-progress….