Diaries of a British-Nepalese Bride: One Year

By Bandana Upadhya

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My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary recently. It was a celebration of not only love and commitment, but also endurance and perseverance. Yes I know it was only a year! But even a year of staying married is a big deal these days; we are living at a time where if you master the art of flicking your thumb to the right, you will be sorted! My apology for offending those who enjoy the right-flicking scene and have miraculously found true love through it. Of course at the other extreme there are marriages that face unavoidable tragedies and circumstances which are hard to resolve, so no offence there either (by the way, here is a glimpse at my incessant and annoying need to apologise for having an opinion). Continue reading “Diaries of a British-Nepalese Bride: One Year”


Girls on Periods

Again we hear a story about a teenage girl who has died while on her period. It’s tragic that this still happens even when it has been outlawed. Nepali society needs to do a better job ensuring the safety of our girls and woman. They don’t deserve to die because you are uncomfortable with them menstruating.

We’ve covered this topic before and it’s one that many of us talk about frequently. I am angry and sad. THIS does not need to happen.


How To Lose Your Period Myths

By Rhijuta D

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About bloody time!

I was recently reading an article about menstruation and its practices in Nepal. I couldn’t help, but conduct more research on this topic. The internet is a great source to learn about and challenge popular myths. With menstrupedia taking off in India educating rural girls and women all about the monthly cycle, and Genderlog on Twitter questioning the myths during periods, and with Kiran Gandhi running without a tampon during London Marathon, everyone is trying to break the taboo and menstruation has never gained so much attention (aside from the blue liquid we get on sanitary pads adverts).
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