BOMB POLITICS: Ram Prasad Mainali claimed that his group of the Nepal Defence Army was responsible for the the bomb blast on 29 March at a mosque in Biratnagar killing two worshippers. He has said that his group will start a civil war if Nepal doesn't go back to being a Hindu state.
Compared to the many who come to Kathmandu for higher education and completely forget their roots, Taplejung's Dalu Sherpa is different. Sherpa received a Masters degree from Kathmandu's Tribhuban University, returned to her village, and is now the associate Nepali lecturer at Myanglung's Pathibhara Campus. She says she chose to study Nepali because she wanted to prove that even janajatis can study the subject. She is thrilled to be the first woman lecturer in Taplejung district.
She paid her way through university by working as an orphanage in-charge in Kathmandu. Her passion is social service. Sherpa wants to work in empowering women in education. "If they are educated, Nepali women can achieve so much more, so the government needs to put education on top of its list of priorities," she says.
She did not care for the money and easy life in the city. Instead she has become an inspiration to those who want to come back and do something for their village.