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Nepal : the Sherpas

Nepal’s most famous ethnic group, the Sherpas probably migrated to Solu-Khumbu ( the nepalese district where is located the Mount Everest) four or five centuries ago from eastern Tibet; their name means “people from the east”. They were originally nomads, driving … Continue reading

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Tourism in Nepal

Tourism is Nepal’s top foreign-exchange earner, and many see it as the country’s most promising economic engine. But while the industry creates tens of thousands of much-needed jobs, plus indirect employment in related industries, this work tend to be menial … Continue reading

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The status of children in Nepal

Children are often victims of poverty in Nepal. However much their parents love them, in poor families they are counted as an economic resource from an early age. Child labour has always been essential in agriculture, and in the past … Continue reading

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The status of women in Nepal

Outside the relative sophistication of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, hindu women are a long, long way from liberation. In remote rural areas, they’re considered their husband’s or father’s chattel, given or taken in marriage for the price of, say, … Continue reading

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Nepal : local communities are fighting against the climate warming

Decades of deforestation had decimated arable lands, reduced water tables and threatened the survival of communities totally depending on agriculture. 30 years ago in Nepal, nobody bothered about the forests. People used to cut trees to heat themselves and cook. … Continue reading

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