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Receiving tikka

A belated celebration of women

September 26th 2008
A few weeks before I left Nepal, women across the country put on their best red saris and celebrated the Hindu women's festival, Teej. The idea of Teej being a "women's festival" is slightly misleading, as the primary focus of the festival is not to celebrate women, but to give women the chance to fast for a few days and pray for the health and long lives of their husbands. But I suppose what se ... read more
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Nepalese Flag In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more
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