BIRATNAGAR, Aug 14: Twenty six school children, some of them as young as four, have fallen ill after drinking water that was mixed with poison in their school, Shree Secondary School of Letang-9, Jate.
I had been staring at an apple in my hand for almost ten minutes. As a child, everyone around me told that an apple a day kept the doctors away. The belief persuaded my mother to arrange diced apples neatly for breakfast every morning. Little did I know then that the apples thought to be packed with health benefits could send me rushing to the hospital.
Old beliefs die hard. The ones related to religions are particularly sticky. The new Nepali constitution outlaws any kind of discrimination based on caste, creed and gender. Yet Nepali women continue to face many kinds of discriminations just because of their gender