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A Flight to Catch

I travelled to Kathmandu in December 2014 for my field work to understand the migration journey of  Nepali workers to Qatar. After a few initial protocols, I was flooded with thoughts of their aspirations, apprehensions and reasons for migration. Following is an attempt to summarize the experience … Continue reading

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Of Hills, Hopes and Happiness

After weeks of brainstorming over field guides and running up to unsuspecting strangers to ask for interviews for our dummy protocols, we were finally good to go to Nepal. Except that I almost missed my flight and survived through a … Continue reading

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Janakpur: Food, Color and Musings

I traveled to Dhanusha on the first week of December 2014. In the streets of Kathmandu, the day before, I had felt the winter chill. However, it was sunny in Janakpur initially, and as I stepped out of the airport, I … Continue reading

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India in a Liminal Phase?

I came across an interesting article, “New ‘census’ towns showcase new India” that made me ponder over the direction where India is heading. Through the study of the Saraon village, eastern Uttar Pradesh, it shows how the process of urbanization … Continue reading

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