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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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Ravi Shankar, the guru of the indian music

India’s devotion to music goes back to prehistoric times. There are references in the religious texts and other ancient treatrises which suggest that music had achieved a high degree of sophistication already 3.000 years ago. At the end of the … Continue reading

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India : Mother Teresa’s hospice

Calcutta is the Indian city where misery is the more visible, the tougher to put up with : famine, tuberculosis, leprosy, crippled members,… Nothing spares these thousands of poor who agonize or survive on the pavements. “The poorest among the … Continue reading

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India : a traditional art form to get rid of the monkeys

Since centuries, indian villages and towns have been visited by untouchables street performers called “bahurupia”( like the man seen on the photo ) who dress and make up like hindu deities. And of course the favourite deity is Hanuman, the monkey-god, one … Continue reading

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India : on astrology, new-borns…and the will to control life

Consulting an astrologer, that’s something common in India. Practising a caesarean operation too. After all, surgery (“shalya kriya”) was already known in ancient India due to Sushruta, a surgeon who lived in the 4°century AD. But now, many Indians are mixing both. Indeed, whatever their … Continue reading

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Kathmandu is not an heaven !

For decades, people ( both nepalese and westerners) have been trying to develop Nepal. Now that Kathmandu ( the capital) has it, some regret the old days. The problem n°1 is the overpopulation. Indeed, Kathmandu seems to be following other Asian … Continue reading

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India : the slow death of the minstrels

Minstrels are the custodians of a dying art. Formerly, Kasturi ( the woman above) accompanied her husband when he was visiting the villages of Rajasthan ( a state in western India) to perform. She used to sing and dance while he … Continue reading

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