Monthly Archives: August 2012

Internet cafe for the blind

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A cyber cafe in Pokhara trains and encourages the visually-impaired to use the computer – a skill that greatly empowers them. The cafe also encourages interaction between the blind and the sighted, which is important in a society where there is still a stigma associated with the visually-impaired.

Published in the Nepali Times. Read the story here.

 

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The controversy of Pokhara’s new international airport

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After 38 years, the land for the Pokhara international airport remains barren, with buffaloes grazing in the background and bulldozers for show. A simple business transaction has become overly politicised, causing the all parties involved to be stuck in a stalemate with little hope of real progress.

Published in the Nepali Times. Read the story here!