Make Your Intention Prevention
Many of these infections can be prevented when simple practices are used in hospitals and OPDs. The single most important way to prevent hospital-acquired infection is proper hand washing. The hands of nurses and doctors could become common sources of infection as they touch many things in the hospital as well as patients themselves.
Dr Andrew Trotter -
A Dharahara story
The enclosure within antique wall surrounding Dharahara imparted a melancholic ambiance. A teenage girl from my village was among those who perished under Dharahara. No, I never knew her, nor had I ever seen her. Had climbed up Dharahara with the boy she loved, my father told me two weeks after the earthquake. The boy was about to migrate abroad for work, and they wanted to see Kathmandu far and wide from atop Dharahara before he flew away.
Prawash Gautam -
I put my head down again, and noticed the drip-drip-drip of blood from my mouth. The blood was dark red. I put my tongue against my tooth, and felt it shake. I had no idea, in that moment, what had hit me, and what had hit my country. As the cries of the people rose around me in eerie terror, it felt like an attack of some sort—a military attack, perhaps, or a bomb. It didn’t occur to me that this was an earthquake.
Sushma Joshi -
Once upon a time in 1934
For younger generation like mine or my parents', Juddha Sumsher rushing horseback to Kathmandu from hunting expedition after the earthquake would become more evocative of a tale from a book of fables than an event that our parents and grandparents experienced.
Prawash Gautam -
The Dhaulagiri Diary
The boys sang dohori, dancing and repeating "beniko bajara, jata maya utai chha najara", the famous folk song. Also echoed in the Chhari valley until late night "Dhaulagiri ma, sake rin tiraula natra firimaa".
Surendra Rana -
The Human in my Woman
Once again I dispose of the orthodox ideas that attempt to convince me that not all of my unborn children are going to be equally special solely because of the gender they will be assigned to.
Moni Jha -
Tara Aama - Joy amid suffering
She told us love is a very simple thing that we try to complicate. She said that we show our love and affection without knowing the reason why we give it.
Anushka Lamichhane -
Caring for fellow animals
We could revert to our own religious beliefs - the basic tenet that Hinduism and Buddhism espouse, for example, is a reduction of suffering of all sentient beings including animals.
Ketan Dulal -
An eerie tale of single, unmarried guy of 30
During those days of yore, discomfiture engulfed me every time a girl accosted me. They would usually come to learn something from me, like math-works or stuffs. I grappled best to hedge them off thinking in this crowd of the people why they would come to me. I was shy, and I was reticent. In my whole school days, I only spoke two or three girls of my age.
Rabindra Adhikary -
Pre-hospital care and the golden hour theory
The implementation of the emergency medical system (EMS) will help increase health equity and will prevent the existing health disparities from exacerbating. More importantly, this could function as the foundation stone in terms of establishing proper EMS in Nepal.
Dr. Sanjaya Karki -
Energy in limbo
According to energy expert Ratna Sansar Shrestha, Nepal today has deficit of 5000 MW of electricity. We have to increase its production by at least five folds to meet the demand in order to materialize the dream of prosperous Nepal envisioned by our policy makers.
Shailesh Wasti -
My relationship with dogs
The first dog we had was a female Border Collie that we named Lily. Lily was very quiet and liked to be alone. She loved loneliness I suppose. I think Lily died a virgin. We wanted her to get pregnant and once we brought a very active dog from the neighbourhood for breeding purpose.
Ketan Jung Dulal -
Daughter's birthday wish to former Chief Secy Leela Mani Paudyal
Everyone wishes to have a loving, caring and responsible father. But I never had to cherish this wish: I already have as my father a person who thinks not only about his family but the whole nation, who works not to earn but to live, who not merely fulfills his duty but worships it, and who keeps sincerity and honesty above anything else. What else could I have asked?
Biva Paudel -
The things people do
As kids, my brother and I used to return home from our not-so-tedious school day to sit in front of the family computer and play an online game. The game revolved around the Year 1066, when the Saxons of England had to deal with invaders from the North - the ‘Vikings’; and invaders from the south - the ‘Normans’.
Anukrit Lamichhane -
No longer a forbidden land
Each of the monasteries and hidden cave shrines of Mustang holds a spellbinding allure. In one or two of the caves, even stranger and very dark secrets from the ancient past have been unearthed.
Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons -
The culture of disrespecting time
In the last three months, we have witnessed how patient Nepalis are when it comes to buying petrol for as high as Rs 300 to 500. They don't even complain or protest against the government.
Arun Budhathoki -
Hidden Village: an undiscovered gem?
When we arrived in Hidden Village in April this year we found a young woman had been in labour for three days. At 8 pm that night, a procession headed out, bearing her in a bamboo sling. Their challenge: an eight hour trek over a 3,250m pass to reach the nearest village, and more qualified medical help.
Duane Poppe and Joy Stephens -
My journey with mental illness
Based on my own experience, I can say that a mentally ill person can lead a productive and purposeful life if given right support and compassion.
Ketan Dulal -
Time to be smart
I personally feel that Nepalese now should smarten up and stop complaining and becoming a part of the problem. It is high time that we became part of the solution.
Arun Budhathoki -