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Ayush Joshi

The contributor for Republica.

Think of their mental health

Published On: February 6, 2020 10:02 AM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

Binod BK, 30, explains that being a transman in Nepal is challenging. Hailing from Syangja, one of the rural districts of Nepal, Binod’s childhood was smeared in stigma and discrimination from his family, friends, and society. “I knew from the very beginning that even though I was born as a girl, I felt like a man.” In school, Binod was mercilessly bullied because of his choice. He shares, “Girls were required to wear skirts, and tie a ponytail, but I opted to wear pants. It was my way of telling the world that I felt like a boy. But, my classmates didn’t get me.”

Of leadership, for the leaders

Published On: October 15, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

The fictional world of Prime Minister Asha of Singha Durbar TV series mirrors the shenanigans of Nepali politics. But despite the horrendous power struggles and political mudslinging on the screen, Asha understands that collaboration is the key for the successful implementation of federalism. Dubbed as a “roadmap for governance and leadership,” the TV series made a comeback with season two in July 2018 with support from USAID, United Nations in Nepal, and Nepali diaspora—this time with a storyline which reflects the challenges and opportunities of federalism.

Teaching menstruation to boys

Published On: July 14, 2018 02:15 AM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

I vividly remember my first encounter with menstruation. I was sharing lunch with a girl, who I was friendly with, and we were talking about TV commercials. I looked at her, and told her that I had seen a commercial about a product, which could save girls from becoming blind.

Against bullying

Published On: October 30, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

I was of slight build, had squeaky voice, and was sensitive and non-athletic, reasons enough for my classmates to bully me.

Reel truth

Published On: April 11, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

Most media and advocacy campaigns on LGBT rights highlight their problems, not the success of LGBT characters.

Easy exchange

Published On: December 6, 2016 11:10 PM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

Inland Clearance Depot has made life easier for traders who suffered from disorganized cargo transfers and other hassles

Busting police myths

Published On: November 23, 2016 12:15 AM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

Around 67 percent people do not trust the police and 78 percent believe the police do not understand their issues

Women of war

Published On: September 8, 2016 12:25 AM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

Post-conflict, women combatants are viewed as ‘victims’ of war. They should instead be seen as ‘change-makers’

Fair play

Published On: June 14, 2016 07:57 PM NPT By: Ayush Joshi

“Celebrating someone else’s victory is not a sign of defeat. It’s a sign of friendship” At the Jail field ground at Inaruwa, Sunsari, spectators watch the football game in excitement.