Writer’s Note: This is a follow-up to a good article by Dr. PB Nepali of Kathmandu University on Booker T Washington that was published by Spotlight on August 6, 2021. In an age raging with George Floyd, Black Lives Matter and in our own Nepal despite the abolishment of Kamalaris/Kamaiyas system the recent sad inter-caste clashes in the districts, the writer felt a short summary of Booker Washington’s remarkable life will be of interest to Spotlight readers. The following is a summary of Booker’s life from an excellent book George Washington Carver – The Man Who Overcame by Lawrence Elliott about Carver, another great Black American of that period.
By Santa Bahadur Pun Sep 16, 2021
Some countries have already started to vaccinate booster doses to elders, who are at great risk of getting seriously ill and dying. Unfortunately, our country is ignoring the WHO guidelines, which lay specially great emphasis on the prioritization of vaccination of elders. Perhaps many lives could have been saved if we had followed the WHO guidelines.
By Laxmi Thapa Sep 07, 2021
My recent conversation with Karvika Thapa, CEO of Kimbu Tech; highlightedthat Nepal’s Information Technology (IT)sector presents ample prospects of growth in terms ofdriving the economy, creating jobs and possibly reversing the current state of large scale out- migration.
By Shreya Gyawali Sep 02, 2021
The evacuation of over 1000 Nepalis from Afghanistan indicates that the Afghan crisis has some immediate economic implications for Nepal. However, how long term security implications of the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban are yet to be seen
By Keshab Poudel Aug 29, 2021
Looking into the current scenario especially for a country like Nepal, women’s attraction in mass media is solely driven by the intuition of becoming a celebrity quickly rather than a sustained objective of changing one's life or societal causes through the platform.
By Novela Acharya Aug 25, 2021
Beijing’s relationship with the Talibans will be contingent upon a number of factors, two primary ones being Chinese investments and its national security. There is no way that Beijing will ‘rush to embrace the Talibans’, as speculated in the Western media. It is tactful and will not make the mistake of becoming another victim in the graveyard of empires.
By Abijit Sharma Aug 18, 2021
The G-7 Group, like a club of kith and kin, loves to hear its own voice in the echo chamber. Hence, instead of being globally inclusive and accommodative to other major economies with it, the G-7 opts to keep them out of it. Meanwhile, it invited India, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and Australia (as its “guests") in its Cornwall meeting.
By Dr. Omkar Shrestha Aug 14, 2021
There may be many cases of sexual offenses hidden under the layers of guilt, shame, and societal pressure. Consequently, these go undetected and unpunished, but their victims live with the torment all their lives
By Govind Prasad Thapa, Ph.D. Aug 11, 2021