My Republica

Mukesh Baral

The author is Cofounder at Advocacy for Refugee and Immigrant Services for Empowerment (ARISE), a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts

Chasing Nepali Dream

December 1, 2018 00:20 AM

A young South Asian, with dark eyebrows, bushy black hair, short but stout built, rushed to serve me. The moment he opened his mouth and spoke few words in English, I knew he was a Nepali. “Chiya lyaunush na hai” (please bring me a cup of tea) I responded in Nepali. His eyes lit up. “A dai, Nepali ho?” It was a statement in question.

To all those fathers

September 8, 2018 00:15 AM

Those who do not fulfill their basic fatherly duties do not deserve special treatment on Father’s Day.

Is God dead?

August 11, 2018 02:00 AM

If the question was asked in a philosophy class, I probably would have quoted Fredrick Nietzsche and said God is imaginary creation of human minds

Endangering democracy

July 12, 2018 01:30 AM

King Gyanendra did not have to fire a single bullet to oust democratically elected prime minister. He used democratic institutions to swing his weapon to destroy democratic norms

On refugees, with empathy

June 16, 2018 00:50 AM

We need to teach our kids that they need to stand up against bigoted practices that rip families apart.

Life after near death

June 2, 2018 00:46 AM

A billionaire in a mansion could be poorer, whereas a common man living paycheck to paycheck might be happier.

TPS: Refuge to removal

May 19, 2018 00:39 AM

Many Nepali families and their children are living under fear and anxiety. They could be packing their bags to go to their parents’ countries

Keeping the Nepali roots

May 5, 2018 00:41 AM

Life of Nepali language and culture in the US largely depends on our ability to successfully pass it to the next generation.

Howl, for Bhutanese Nepalis

March 18, 2018 01:30 AM

The Bhutanese refugee suicide rate, with 21 in 100,000 according to the recent data, has broken all the records in the US

Teaching children to dream

February 18, 2018 01:00 AM

This generation needs a different education with different sets of books and an environment to dream crazy. Are we ready to invest in the generation of spacewalkers?

What’s wrong with DV?

December 30, 2017 00:17 AM

Irony of America today is the son of an immigrant is the biggest advocate against family-based visa.

Brown Nepalis in white America

December 16, 2017 00:45 AM

For minorities in the United States Trumpism is synonymous with white supremacy and white control.

Whose Buddha?

December 6, 2017 08:09 AM

The Dalai Lama was referring to the fact that, Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, was a kingdom when neither Nepal nor India existed.