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Abha Lal

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Moving beyond “kill all rapists”

Published On: August 9, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Abha Lal

In a deeply hierarchical society where the most vulnerable rape victims are likely to face aggression from police officers, baying for blood diverts the attention from the real issue

Revisiting revisionist history

Published On: July 14, 2018 02:20 AM NPT By: Abha Lal

Rajendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah was the first queen of the newly-created Kingdom of Nepal with its capital in Kathmandu. She was married to Pratap Singh Shah, one of Prithvi Narayan Shah’s sons, and is believed to have played a large role in continuing her father-in-law’s conquests to give shape to the Nepal that we know now.

Gone girls

Published On: July 22, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Abha Lal

Girls as young as 11 imagine that if they escape confines of their families, they will lead freer, happier lives

Hindu by default

Published On: June 28, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Abha Lal

There cannot be Madhesi liberation if it is only for non-cow eating, pious, caste-rule abiding Hindus

Schools of schisms

Published On: May 18, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Abha Lal

The thought seems to be that if difference is unaddressed, it will cease to exist and to shape people’s experiences. That is not so