Author: Megha Vaidya

Trace the changes in your culture with respect to Norms, Values, Status and Role as compared to that of your earlier generation.

Trace the changes in your culture with respect to Norms, Values, Status and Role as compared to that of your earlier generation.

As Ralph Linton defines the culture of a society is the way of life of its members; the collection of ideas and habits which they learn, share and transmit from generation to generation. Most societies are continuums persisting for hundreds or thousands of years. Their beginning are lost in the past, and their ends come…

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I realized I have a new family

I realized I have a new family

Last year when my traditional marriage date got confirmed for December 11, I thought I should go back to my country at least two-three months in advance. I discussed with my partner and we decided I leave on 27th of August. Spend summer holidays with him and still make time for my nephew’s rice weaning…

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A creative day @Vriendinnen Netwerk

A creative day @Vriendinnen Netwerk

I crochet in my leisure time and volunteering at Eindhoven-Kobane grabbed my attention. Upon having an opportunity to learn more about it, I meet Constance at Barrierweg 180 on 5th February, Monday. While I wait for Constance, the first thing I notice is a big compound with a basketball court that project to be a…

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Earthquake Survivor Stories: Suntali Puri

Earthquake Survivor Stories: Suntali Puri

Name: Suntali Puri Age: 80 years old Place: Sindhupalchowk Family members: She has sons and daughter-in-laws but has been living separately for years. No one comes to visit her. She has her field where people work, earn from it and she earns too. Half she gets and half the people working there gets. “I was…

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Earthquake Survivor Stories: Sita Thapa

Earthquake Survivor Stories: Sita Thapa

Name: Sita Thapa Age: 31 Place: Sindhupalchowk Total family members: father-in-law, husband, Sita, and her four daughters (only two of them lives with her 12 and 2 yrs old) Contact number: Bhawani Thapa 4451105 “On the 12th, I was buried underneath my house while trying to escape. My father-in-law, my youngest daughter and I were…

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Earthquake Survivor Stories: Sarita Tamang

Earthquake Survivor Stories: Sarita Tamang

Name: Sarita Tamang Age: 9 years Place: Maneswara VDC, ward no. 4, Sindhupalchowk Total family members: grandmother, father, brother, sister, At the hospital: Brother-in-law: Padam Bahadur Tamang. “She was with her mother. It was Saturday, so both of them went to the goth. It was very hot, so they wanted to have stay under shade.…

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Earthquake Survivor Stories: Saili Tamang

Earthquake Survivor Stories: Saili Tamang

Name: Saili Tamang Age: 70 Place: Kalinjor, Koshipaari, Kavrepalanchowk Total family members: Father, mother, 4 sons, 4 daughters-in-law, two daughters, 3 grandchildren Occupation: agriculture, carpet making “Six people including her were there. Everyone was able to run out of the house except her youngest daughter-in-law, grandchild, and herself. She was coming out slowly when she…

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Earthquake Survivor Stories: Sabita Giri

Earthquake Survivor Stories: Sabita Giri

Name: Sabita Giri Age: 23 Place: Sindhupalchowk Total family members: grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, sabita, brother, sister-in-law, niece 2 years. Main occupation: farming “I was alone in my house that day. When the earthquake came, I was thinking of getting out but then I was hit at my back. Then as I jumped off from…

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Earthquake Survivor Stories: Sabita Danuwar

Earthquake Survivor Stories: Sabita Danuwar

Patient: Sabita Danuwar Age: 29 Place: Melamchi, Sindhupalchowk Total family members: 3 (Mother, a younger sister, and herself) Relative: Her sister “On 12th Baisakh, 2072 I was buried by the fallen house for 2 hours. Villagers found about me and took me out of the rubble. Everyone was inside the house during the quake including…

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Earthquake Survivor Stories: Ram Hari Giri

Earthquake Survivor Stories: Ram Hari Giri

Name: Ram Hari Giri Age: 50 Place: Sanga chowk, Sindhupalchowk Total family members: 5, husband, wife, one daughter, two sons. Relative with him: wife: Hira Maya Giri Contact number: 9741034834, 9841968857 “It was during the first earthquake. My wife was in Balaju, Kathmandu at her mother’s place. One of my sons is in abroad. Another…

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