When Less is Enough: Overcoming Affluenza

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

When I visit the US I'm never quite sure how long it will take me to adjust or how I will react. Memories, both positive and negative abound. The lo...

A New Chapter-On Leaving VSO and Nepal

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Today I will be leaving Nepal for seven weeks to visit family and friends in the US. I will have completed almost five years as a VSO volunteer, in both India and Nepal, a remarkable journey that has remade me into who I am today. I never could have imagined what living in another part of the world would bring or what I might share with the many people whom I've met.

Inspiring Change for Women With Water and Toilets

Shamila Jansz | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Shamila Jansz

On this International Women's Day, we are talking about inspiring change. We are looking to challenge the status quo, and that includes the ability to get to a toilet.

Skulls, Snakes & Smoke: 18 Incredible Images Of The Hindu Festival Maha Shivaratri (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: 25 Beautifully Colourful Images Of The Hindu Festival Of Holi 2014 (PICTURES) These glorious images show the Hindu festival Maha Shivarat...

Nepali Migrants in Qatar Face Exploitation

Chris Giles | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Giles

The stories from The Guardian reveal globalisation's ugly face. It is reported migrants from Nepal are being subjected to overcrowded living spaces, dangerous conditions and in some cases, are not being paid. It has also been revealed that workers wishing to leave Qatar are not being granted the ability to do so. The 2022 World Cup is being built on the back of exploitation.

New Year's Resolutions and Development

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Even though my volunteer stipend and living conditions may be more than what most people have in-country, living/working overseas has helped me to more fully appreciate/understand other's situations.

Refer-REEEEE! Crying Foul Over the Qatar World Cup and Workers Who Don't Drive Sports Cars

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

My reading habits being rather gadfly-ish (ie all over the place), the other day I picked up a book lying around at work called Fathers, Sons And Foot...

Land Reform, Women's Empowerment and the Nepal Elections

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

In Nepal, only twenty percent of women have some form of land ownership. Deprivation of land rights is synonymous with poverty and denial of rights. But over time a number of women-led land rights campaigns have brought about important changes at the national policy level.

Human Trafficking: the First Gender-Equal Industry

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

The human trafficking industry - already the most profitable international criminal enterprise after the drugs and arms trades - is posting higher profits than ever. In 2005, UN estimated that it was a $32billion per year industry, based on International Labor Organization estimates that 20.9 million people suffered from forced slavery.

Jessica Elgot

'Children Aren't Tourist Attractions' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

Arriving in the crush of Kathmandu, Lucy Frankenburg wanted to do something worthwhile with her month in Nepal's capital. Her husband Guy Selby had bo...

Meet Kanchi Tamang, Nepalese Waste Picker

Bidisha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Kanchi Tamang is a waste-picker in Nepal. A mother and a grandmother, she works long hours in unsafe and unclean conditions for a pittance. After contracting Hepatitis C, then developing painful gallstones, she faces the prospect of medical treatment that will require her to be absent from work and hospital bills that, together with the loss of work income, might mean that she loses her home and cannot support her family. Yet if she does not receive treatment, she might lose her life, not just her livelihood.

A Nepali Mother and Her Child in the World of Down syndrome in Wales

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Since 2007 Puspa Shahi has lived in the UK presently in Wales in an army accommodation with her husband, Mr Kaushal, a Gurkha and two young children. The Nepali community in her area is quite close.

A Mother and Her Child in the World of Down Syndrome in Nepal

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

The most common type of Down Syndrome is called Trisomy 21, which accounts for about 95% of people affected. Ashish has a less common type, known as Mosaic, which is a milder form of Down Syndrome enabling him to function at a much higher level.

Gender and Beauty

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Rosenkrantz

We may harm our children, especially our daughters and other female members of our families by continually describing them as being beautiful , a comment that if not followed up with an equal statement of you are, e.g. smart, on some level means that females may not be taken seriously .

Revellers Put On Colourful Display In London

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Revellers threw powder in the air to celebrate a "festival of colours" today against the dramatic backdrop of London's historic Battersea Power Statio...

Development From the Ground

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Becoming part of the mainstream to me means an increase in access to and use of technology. However, I've witnessed a huge digital, information and life opportunities divide not only in Kathmandu, but even more markedly between urban and rural areas.

Everest Video Call Angers Nepalese Government

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Tech

Celebrated as a landmark in mobile communication, the world's first ever smartphone video call from the peak of Mount Everest has not amused the Nepal...

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition: Dispatch 20

David Tait | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
David Tait

Above the Hillary one senses success - the approach ridge is guarded by a furious gale, seemingly hidden until this precise moment. It rears, screams in your ears, sears your exposed skin and tries desperately to throw you like an unwanted intruder from your precarious path.

LOOK: Leopard Attacks Village In Nepal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

Warning: some readers may find these pictures upsetting This is the moment a leopard went on the attack in a village in Nepal. People ran for co...

Women's Empowerment Is Crucial to Achieving Development

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
Michael Rosenkrantz

From my work in Nepal I can see the difference women can make in leadership positions. Their contribution should be reflected in the framework for the future of international development.

Sanitation and Water for All: Not a Pipe Dream

Lord McColl | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics
Lord McColl

It's hard for us to imagine life without the humble loo. It's a basic necessity; a UN-recognised human right. However, for an overwhelming two thirds of the population in South Asia, a loo is a luxury that's out of reach.

Rainbo Against Child Labour: Food for Freedom

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

What an edifying start to 2013 we have had. Since I last wrote, we have spent six action-packed weeks travelling, visiting our partner NGO Base in the west of Nepal and then heading down to India for sun, sand and sea while the street food world recuperated from a gruelling 2012, ready for action after a January spent more or less in hibernation.

Nepal's Female Activists Show the Need for International Action on Gender

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

On International Women's Day I will be celebrating the many women I have met in Nepal who are challenging inequality by fighting for their rights. I am volunteering with international development charity VSO to help women from poor and isolated communities own the land they work on.

Ho-Ho-Homeward Bound

Shrimpy Balfour | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shrimpy Balfour

Oh my goodness it is Christmas already. Where the summer and autumn went I have only a vague idea; it feels at once an eternity and a moment since we first nervously opened the hatch of our big old van on Leather Lane back in June.

A Short Journey to the Roof of the World

Richard Cashman | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Cashman

In Nepal I'd spent a lot of time sat by the mirrored lake in Pokhara consulting pebbles and reading Heinrich Harrer's Seven Years in Tibet