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Birat Simha
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The Need for Reforms in Hindu Religious Practices and Attitudes
I posted the blog below, The Proselytization Conundrum, about two years ago. Nothing has changed. Recent coverage in the media on Christian evangelism and also, separately, the chaupati practice highlight some of the issues. It has been proven that the lowe...

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The Old School Tie
The Old School is, of course, St. Xavier’s School Jawalakhel and Godavari where we had the fortune to receive our primary and secondary school education. Established in the 1950s by American Jesuits as the first English medium school in the country, the edu...

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How much longer must they wait?
After the previous blog on being a sports fan, time to talk about something more serious. Most chiya pasals (tea shops) don’t have television anyway. Nepal’s Great Earthquake struck in April/May 2015. It killed 8,790 people, injured 22,300 and affected more...

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Something I overlooked mentioning initially. The four Grand Slam tennis tournaments - Australian Open in January, French Open in May, Wimbledon in July and the US Open in September - have five-setters for men and three-setters for women. Prize money for both men and women are comparable. Men need to be allowed to play best of three sets too. Five set matches, when they go the length, are often too long and takes interest away from the game. Three setters would be more action-filled and exciting.
Reflections of a Sports Fan
Now that tennis, football (soccer) and track and field days are over, one is relegated to watching sports on TV avidly. Well, my tennis racquets are still around somewhere and perhaps I shall get out on the courts again. Maybe hit a few balls when the grand...

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Reflections of a Sports Fan
Now that tennis, football (soccer) and track and field days are over, one is relegated to watching sports on TV avidly. Well, my tennis racquets are still around somewhere and perhaps I shall get out on the courts again. Maybe hit a few balls when the grand...

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Banished for Bleeding
This post is inspired by a BBC video, with the same title, posted on FaceBook by a former colleague and friend. The writer is blogging after an absence of a year and the last two posts were on cricket. So this is also an effort to deal with a socially relev...

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Howzat!
The IPL regular season ended yesterday. The 4 teams who made it to the playoffs start their matches  tomorrow , with the finals on the 29th: Gujarat, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkota. Mumbai, 'my team' and the defending champion, ended their season 5th. Bel...

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Cricket Fever
IPL, Indian Premier League, is a bit of a misnomer. The eight teams in the league have top players from all over the world battling side by side with the Indian players - they come from Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sr...

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About Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs)
[This piece is based on a recent interview of Dr. Sesh Ghale, President, Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) on Sagarmatha Television by prominent telejournalist, Mr. Jibram Bhandari.] It was inspiring to listen to Dr. Ghale's quiet succinct answers to ...

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A Little Angel
I thought I'd feel older when I became a grandfather. I could not have been more off the mark. My granddaughter was pretty much a stranger to me during the initial months, as breastfeeding and nappy changing are not my forte'.  But now that she is almost tw...
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