August 19, 2018 with Bhola Paswan for Himal Khabarpatrika
कोशी तट्बन्ध भत्केको एक दशक्पछि नेपालले पनि भारतले गरेको गल्ती दोहोर्याउँदैछ
August 17, 2018 with Bhola Paswan for Himal Southasian
An explainer about what embankments (levees) are, why they are inappropriate for many Himalayan rivers, and why they nonetheless continue to be built.
August 17, 2018 with Bhola Paswan for The Third Pole
Heavy river sediment loads make embankments (levees) inappropriate on many Himalayan rivers. A look at some alternatives to embankments.
August 16, 2018 with Bhola Paswan for The Third Pole
Nepal has built nearly 900 kilometers of embankments (levees) over the past three decades, many of which breach on a routine basis.
August 15, 2018 with Bhola Paswan for The Third Pole, republished by BloombergQuint and The Wire
A look at the history of embankment (levee) building in India and Nepal.
July 2018 issue of ECS Nepal
Through film, a Nepali village begins to grapple with domestic violence.
April 28, 2018 for The Kathmandu Post
There has been important progress in post-earthquake housing reconstruction over the last year, but at what cost?
April 25, 2018 for The Diplomat
Saddled with debt and deadlines, Nepal’s earthquake victims scramble to rebuild their homes.
March 22, 2018 with Bhola Paswan for The Diplomat
Amid decentralization, Nepal has been slow to recover from the devastating 2017 floods.
Feb 25, 2018 with Bhola Paswan for The Wire
Despite political reservation systems, Nepali women, Dalits and other marginalised groups remain severely under represented.
Jan 30, 2018 for World Politics Review
One year after an episode of anti-Muslim violence, Nepal’s Muslim communities continue to struggle to assert themselves in politics and society.
Jan 29, 2018 for The Diplomat
From foreign policy to domestic development, how much change will the Left Alliance bring?
Jan 28, 2018 for The Wire
Under-represented in politics and often invisible in conceptions of national identity, not a single Muslim candidate has been fielded by any party in the upcoming national assembly elections.
Dec 25, 2017 for The Diplomat
A look at changing mountain livelihoods in Nepal.
November 3, 2017 with Praveen Kumar Yadav for The Wire
As Nepal accedes to a prestigious position on the UNHRC, activists hope the country can be held to greater scrutiny.
October 29, 2017 for The Kathmandu Post
Review of a new bilingual children’s book based on a Tibetan folktale.
September 23, 2017 with Bhola Paswan for The Kathmandu Post.
While the government announced a Rs 1.25 billion agricultural recovery package, this aid is unlikely to reach farmers because they lack formal documentation certifying tenancy.
September 17, 2017 for The Wire
Discussions with locals about elections in Janakpur.
September 14, 2017 with Bhola Paswan for The Wire
Government aid for agricultural recovery is set to go to landowners rather than tenant farmers.
August 23, 2017 for The Diplomat
Why has a fan club in Kathmandu drawn critique for idolizing an Indian actor?
August 18, 2017 with Bhola Paswan for The Diplomat
A look at the causes, consequences, and responses to the flooding in the Terai region.
July 31, 2017 for The Kathmandu Post
An interview with Chand Iraki, the first Muslim country-wide president for Leo Clubs, the youth division of Lions Clubs International.
June 28, 2017 for The Diplomat
The second phase of Nepal’s local elections tested both the new constitution and the country’s vision.
June 27, 2017 with Bhola Paswan for The Wire, republished by South Asia Journal
The Madhesis continue to struggle to amend the constitution, even as they long to feel like they belong in Nepal.
May 19, 2017 for The Diplomat
Two years after major earthquakes rocked the country, a Nepali family makes a 30-hour journey to cast their ballots.
May 8, 2017 for The Record
Seventeen years after emancipation, many ex-kamaiyas prepare to vote in local elections for the first time.
May 1, 2017 with Benjamin Linder for ECS Nepal
Conversations with rickshaw drivers in Kathmandu’s nightlife neighborhood.
March 29, 2017 with Bhola Paswan for The Record
Amid poverty and unemployment, the village reels after police forces killed five Madhesi protesters earlier this month.
March 22, 2017 with Bhola Paswan for The Record
Relationships deteriorate after police forces killed five Madhesi protesters in the district.
March 1, 2017 for The Record
Life, politics, and identity in a border city.
January 20, 2017 for M&S V-mag
Stories about my mother and her former students from Peace Corps days.
Nov 19, 2016 for The Record
Along the Nepal-India border lies a place where history runs deep, but the future is uncertain.
April 27, 2016 for The Record
Irrigation and indigenous self-government on Nepal’s largest island.
March 17, 2015 for The Record
An interview with a former Nepal women’s cricket champion.
Jan 11, 2015 for The Record
How one man’s passion has led to a lifetime of innovation.
May 23, 2014 for The Kathmandu Post
The festival of the goddess Chandeshwori in Banepa, Nepal.
October 5, 2013 for The Kathmandu Post
Reflections on an organic farming training.
Original article published in 2009 in Studies in Nepali History and Society; subsequently revised in 2015. Due to be published in forthcoming book published by Martin Chautari.
An analysis of the political process leading to King Mahendra’s land reform program.
March 26, 2011
Life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal.
May 27, 2011
Meeting Senegal’s most famous wrestler.
Dopo le alluvioni in Nepal la ripresa è lenta
November 3, 2017 con Bhola Paswan per Internazionale
Il Nepal al voto per ricominciare
June 16, 2017 per Internazionale
Da Kathmandu a un villaggio devastato dal sisma del 2015. Ilritorno a casa di una famiglia per votare alle prime amministrative dal 1997.
La città nella giungla
March 3, 2017 per Internazionale
Koilabas, tra Nepal e India, era un nodo commerciale molto importante. Ma da quando lì vicino passa un’autostrada è un luogo abbandonato.