My Republica

Mukesh Baral

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

China’s insecurities

Published On: October 20, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

Xi Dada brought hope for Nepal by pushing the narrative of land-linked country, but he also seems to have secured couple of assurances from Nepal which is desperate for economic prosperity

Mummified daughters

Published On: May 9, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

The more men required behavioural change to curb their sexual misconducts, the more they found women guilty of inciting sexual urge in them and imposed extra fabric on them

What’s your digital footprint?

Published On: March 16, 2019 02:00 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

We are broadcasting our personal message to the real world and collecting likes, loves, emojis and wishes, instead of doing something meaningful

Torn between two worlds

Published On: January 30, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

Like all Homo sapiens who migrated around the world, I am split in between the desire of reliving the memory back home and moving on to create new ones in new territories

Movement Nirmala

Published On: December 12, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

Justice for Nirmala should not end with arresting the perpetrator(s). It should assure other vulnerable girls an environment to enjoy their childhood without fear

Chasing Nepali Dream

Published On: December 1, 2018 12:20 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Published On: September 8, 2018 12:15 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Is God dead?

Published On: August 11, 2018 02:00 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Published On: July 12, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Published On: June 16, 2018 12:50 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Life after near death

Published On: June 2, 2018 12:46 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

TPS: Refuge to removal

Published On: May 19, 2018 12:39 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Published On: May 5, 2018 12:41 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Published On: March 18, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Published On: February 18, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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?

Published On: December 30, 2017 12:17 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Brown Nepalis in white America

Published On: December 16, 2017 12:45 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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

Whose Buddha?

Published On: December 6, 2017 08:09 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

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