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How to Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

We are all processing the horrible news about Nepal’s earthquake on April 25,2015. Aftershocks are continuing. People are still sleeping outside. And it is raining. The extent of the damage is yet to be assessed and the relief effort is just beginning. It is especially difficult to get help to the villages most hit since […]

Social Commentary on Kathmandu’s Road Expansion Project

I’ve been getting a lot of verbal feedback on my blog post on the road expansion project.  I wish people would post their comments for everyone to read. Since they have not, I’ll share a few choice insights.  First off, I must be doing something right because based on my argument I was accused of being […]

Kathmandu Becoming a (Post) Modern City: Road Expansion Project

I’ve been in Kathmandu for a week.  It’s changed quite a bit since I was last here in 2011. The most striking thing is the road expansion project. It’s a sorely needed infrastructure overhaul to deal with the rapid increase in private vehicle ownership.  The project has had mixed results, creating the effect of a […]