Untold Period Stories

It was 9:25 am. My younger brother and I were having our morning meal. I was going to work, while my brother was in college. My father asked him if he was getting late for class. He laughed and responded that he was going with our uncle on a bike. I told my brother that…

bleeding with a smile

it was a cold and cloudy morningi took a cold bath,wore a pretty dress,ate more than usual,cleaned my plates,folded my clothes,read some stories,talked with people,had a constructive meeting,light a scented candle,clicked some selfies,sang and danced,took a deep breath,and smiled from ear to ear. you think it is a normal day for me? my body ached…

Red Tika. Red Blood.

 Dashain is known as one of the ‘big’ festivals celebrated by Hindus where Hindus worship one goddess in nine different forms. We celebrate feminine power. We commemorate the divine energy and power of the female, depicted as goddess Durga in her many forms. Ironically, many women are deprived of celebrating festivals while they are bleeding. …

Rain, Trek and Leeches

Are you seeking reasons for loving a monsoon trekking? If you love rain, then the sound of raindrops, the smell of mud immediately after the rainfall, gray skies, and the fresh atmosphere seems to be captivating. You can see and enjoy green lush hills and valleys, the freshness of forest and changing the weather. After…

Himalayas– Eternal Love

The girl, who born in the hilly region of Nepal always has been fascinated by the Himalayas. No wonder, I am intoxicated by nature. My earliest close interaction with the Himalayas happened in April 2019. I never saw the mountains so close to me–inhaling cold breeze and exhaling hot temper. I was nostalgic. Located northwest…

Blessed Balthali

I was walking into the woods with the rhythm of breeze, chirping of birds, smelling the pine trees and making memories. Yes, I was in the midst of nature. In the deep silence, I could hear the earth’s heart beating. A few weeks back, Sociology students along with Rural Development students went on a field…

Hulak

Everyone in the room, including me, were excited and waiting for our names to be called. All of us were elected as ‘College Lead’ for Teach for Nepal (TFN). With the motive of understanding the distance of students from their house to their school in rural communities, we lived in different houses of the students…

Where does the change start?

The history of existence has a notable number of events where males have stood as the decisive factors upon the person-hood of the females. The phrases like “independence of women” & “gender equality” would have never come to being, if there were no any stereotypes already set for females. The word “Beauty” has a set…

Expensive periods: Why tax on pads?

December 28, 2018 Last week, I was on a public bus going to college when I met a woman, probably in her mid-30s. She was sitting next to me. As I was in college uniform, she asked me about my studies. During the conversation, I came to know she was from Nuwakot. To carry on…

16 days of activism: Moving beyond 16 days

 December 27, 2018 “We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, our understanding, and our courage, we will have to say yea or nay- and rise!” affirmed American Author Maya Angelou. Living in a highly patriarchal society where stigma associated with being a victim…