Thamel walk-only plan – positive response

Walk Only Plan

A “Walk Only Zone” will make tourists’ movement hassle-free in the Thamel area after it saw heavy traffic congestion in recent years.

According to Sameer Gurung, president of the Thamel Tourism Development Council (TTDC), “This is not a complete blanket ban on vehicular movement inside the Thamel. We are just restricting some unwanted vehicles that are causing difficulties for tourists and everyone here,” said Gurung, adding, “Despite Thamel being the tourist hub of Kathmandu Valley and the whole country, tourists and other pedestrians are at risk here due to haphazard movement of vehicles in Thamel where roads are narrow.”


10_October_2017_Child_Marriage_in_NepalThe Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011 states 11% women and men aged 20-24 got married by the age of 18, which is the 8th highest figure in the world.  The difference between what is legal and what is actually happening is an indication of how strongly entrenched traditional beliefs about marriage affect marital outcomes for this nation’s women and men.

Source: NID

Buhari — Together Again Book Launch and Signing

All four characters described in Linda Schuyler Horning’s book will be present at a  #reading and signing event to be held at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room on October 19th at 7 p.m. Horning celebrates a reunion she hadn’t dared dream of before she wrote Buhari – A Family Odyssey in Nepal.

Those who want a signed paperback copy are advised to purchase it ahead of time in Nevada City at Harmony Books; in Grass Valley at The Open Book or at The Bookseller; or in Auburn at Winston Smith #Books.IMG_7909(cropped)

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