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Gauthalika Kathaharu

Happy New Year everyone! Sending you best wishes in this upcoming year! This year I am going to start by telling you about a new show that premiered on Himalaya TV, a series worth watching! I have a lot of TV shows that I like to watch, I don’t usually watch many Nepali/Indian shows because I find them to be too dramatic and sometimes superficial. They are too much like soap operas and I am just really not into that. Gauthalika Kathaharu reached out to us about posting about their show. At first I was very skeptical because I didn’t think it was going to be very good. Boy, was I wrong! I found the episodes (I’ve only seen the first 3 episodes) to be very moving, and well told.  The issues vary from episode to episode, but it focuses on friendship, love, family dynamics, breaking expectations, and much more. Frankly I am very impressed with it. Did I mention the best part? The series is led by mostly women, both the Executive Director and Executive Producer are women, which is a BIG DEAL!

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Culture

By Manisha P

Culture

Whether it is our relationship with someone or our perception of people around us, there are several cultural interactions we constantly experience. Most of that interaction often happens within our head. Yes, we talk to ourselves. It is beyond uncomfortable when your friends wear shoes inside your parent’s house when you grew up taking shoes off outside the door. Or when that awesome friend’s mom who makes martinis for you, when your mother would never, EVER, offer you an alcoholic drinks – besides wine – because it’s supposed to be good for you. Yeah, that interaction, my friends, is cultural. Continue reading “Culture”

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Why I Choose to Celebrate Teej

By Nibriti D

*The second part of the Teej series. The reasons behind why this author celebrates and what it means to her. What do you think about her reasons? What are your thoughts?

To me, Teej brings images of red saris, chadke tilharis, and dancing.  My childhood memory of Teej is of my mom doing puja and keeping her barta (fast).  My dad was gone during that teej for some reason so she had placed his picture next to the statues of the deities to complete her puja.  It has always been a fascinating festival for me, with all the chura(bangles), pote (beaded necklaces), and saris. All things that I could not participate in until later in life.

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Move

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Written by: Anonymous 2

As I sit down with my laptop in front of me, I think of things I want to write about.  Spoken or unspoken societal expectations and norms come into my mind.  This piece is solely based on my opinion and experiences. I moved to the US in my very early 20s from Nepal.  Moving to a new country came with many differences; different language, different people, different culture, and much more.  It took me some time to adapt to things around me.  Along the way, I have noticed some major differences between these two countries.   Continue reading “Move”