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Japan, Nepal, and the energy question

March 14, 2011


I am shocked and saddened by the recent earthquake in Japan. I’m half-Japanese with all my family on my mother’s side living in Tokyo and Okinawa. The news from Japan seems to keep getting worse and worse, the latest reports being the scariest of all: that of a sustained and long-term nuclear crisis. The residual […]

Battery-powered days

February 25, 2011


In Nepal, it’s springtime. The days are longer and warmer. Sitting on the balcony under a blue sky with the sun on your face and the birds busily creating a racket in the trees nearby feels so idyllic that you could sing a song about it. But springtime also has its downside in Nepal. Spring […]