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A peek into the nomadic life of the Rautes : The settlement on the riverbank of the Thamghat River is home—albeit a temporary one—for around 141 individuals, by Prakash Chandra Timilsena (kp 05/08/2023)

The last of the Kusunda : Social exclusion by mainstream society is driving this endangered ethnic group and its unique language to extinction, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 12/05/2023)

Call for proper management of Raute community (kh 23/04/2023)

Chitwan’s Bote people in a changing world : Little known fishing community clings to life at the edge of the jungle, by
Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar (nt 03/02/2023)

Lack of care, alcoholism contributing to high infant mortality in Raute community : In Karnali, almost half the Rauti children die in infancy, according to the provincial planning body, by Tripti Shahi (kp 14/01/2023)

Why the Madheshi Commission removed Muslims and Tharus from the list of Madheshis (rep 16/12/2022) [The Tharu have identified themselves as a Janajati group for decades. If the state respected this, the Adivasi Janajati group would be the strongest social group in the electoral law, for example, with over 35 percent.]

At the edge of tomorrow : Limbu sci-fi Ningwasum is a powerful assertion of indigenous possibility, by Mark Turin (nt 02/12/2022)

Sunaha community calls for ethnic identity (kh 17/10/2022)

Raute people gear up to celebrate Dashain (rep 02/10/2022)

Five misconceptions about Rana Tharus : Rana Tharus from Kailali and Kanchanpur are markedly different in terms of language and socio-cultural practices from other Tharus in the rest of Nepal, by Bikram Rana (rec 19/05/2022)

Kusunda tribe demands integrated settlement, protection of their nearly-extinct language (rep 06/05/2022)

National Convention of Chepang Association kicks off (kh 18/03/2022)

Endangered Bankariya tribe seeks permanent base, by Krishna Saru Magar (ae 10/02/2022)

Rautes agree to live in wooden houses, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 09/01/2022)

Bote People's Hard Life Catching The Sun In Net, by Persijs Muiznieks (rn 10/12/2021)

The Uranw and their Karma festival, by Aishwarya Baidar (rec 22/11/2021)

Coming to one’s census : There is a reason why the number of caste/ethnic groups went up from 60 in 1991 to 125 in 2011, by Deepak Thapa (kp 11/11/2021)

The Dhimal art of weaving : Sixty-five-year-old Chandra Kala Dhimal is one of the last few weavers from the indigenous Dhimal community still keeping traditional wooden weaving alive, by Aishwarya Baidar (rec 02/11/2021)

How this group is reviving the storytelling culture of Newa community : For the last three years, the group behind Baakhan Nyane Waa has organised  18 in-person storytelling sessions in the Valley and its adjacent Newa towns, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 25/09/2021)

Chamero, chiuri, and Chepangs : Bats, chiuri trees, and the Chepang community make up a unique ecosystem in the Chure region that is now coming under threat, by Aditi Subba (rec 21/09/2021)

Archiving Tamang community’s excluded historyVisual artist Subas Tamang’s ongoing exhibition, ‘Kaiten : History, Memory and Identity’ is an attempt to document the history of the Tamang community, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 16/09/2021)

Thakalis : Who are they?, by Bishwo Gauchan (ht 12/08/2021)

The fishing village and the stolen boat : They stole our ghats. They stole our boats. They stole our rivers and our fish. Crushers in our rivers, they even stole the lands of our ancestors, by Raju Syangtan (rec 11/08/2021)

Forest dwelling women blend sustainability and indigenous handicrafts, by Aishwarya Baidar (rec 27/07/2021)

Karnali province strives to mainstream Rautes : Under the policy formulated by the Ministry of Social Development, members of the community shall be provided a place to settle permanently and issued citizenship certificates, by Hik mat Bahadur Nepali (ae 22/07/2021)

Marginalized Bankariya facing hard time without land and shelter (kh 10/06/2021)

Life on the move : Every year for three to four months, people from the Bhote community migrate to the lowlands with their sheep and goats to survive the bitterness of winter, by Dinesh Regmi (kp 06/03/2021)

Badi community continues sit-in (ht 04/03/2021)

Separate committee to be formed for protection of Raute community, by Nagendra Updadhyaya (rep 02/03/2021)

5 Myths about the Tharu : Clearing some common misconceptions about the Tharu on their New Year on Thursday, by Tom Robertson (nt 15/01/2021)

Rautes Should Adapt To Change, by Parmeshwar Devkota (rn 08/11/2020)

Chitwan’s Bote people in a changing world : Little known fishing community clings to life at the edge of the jungle on one side, and expanding human settlement on the other, by Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar (nt 07/11/2020)

The progressive weakening of the Janajati movement in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 21/08/2020)

‘Support of all needed to promote Newari culture’ (ht 04/12/2017)

Public holiday demanded (ht 03/11/2017)

SC orders roads dept to leave Limbu sacred stones untouched (rep 26/10/2017)

Categorisation of ethnic nationalities as minorities: On April 24, the government published a notice on the Nepal Gazette declaring 98 communities with population below 0.5 percent as minority groups, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/05/2017)

Tharu communities in Kailali worry their traditional rules will die out (ht 18/05/2017)

Rautes to be granted citizenship (ht 19/04/2017)

Tharus in literature: The second Tharu lit fest put light on various aspects of the community ranging from local language to the Tharuhat protest, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 06/04/2017)

Preserving Cultures Of The Kiratis (I), by Prem Khatry (rn 28/03/2017) [see part II (04/04/2017)

The Darai People: Nationality Rising Again, by Prem Khatry (rn 21/03/2017)

Our first nations: There are compelling evidence to suggest that even before the Aryan and Mongoloid groups of people stumbled upon this place, it was occupied by Austroasiatic groups of people, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 18/03/2017)

Faguwa fest exhibits indigenous culture, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 12/03/2017)

Tamu Museum opened after three years (ht 20/01/2017)

Inclusive leadership on the rise in Tharu villages: In Tharu communities, a new leader is elected every year in the month of Magh, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 18/01/2017)

Chepangs seek resettlement from famine-hit Brushbang (ht 12/12/2016)

Chepangs sans citizenship, by Pratap Bista (kp 04/12/2016)

On-site cultural study conducted in Tokha (ht 26/11/2016)

Revisiting Rautes: The last of the nomads should be allowed to set the pace of integration into Nepali society, by Mani Ram Sharma (kp 26/07/2016)

Living on the edge: Chepangs do not own land, but face landslides every monsoon, by Riwaj Rai (nt 08/07/2016)

Why is the dominant ethnicity preserving the status quo? I wish the marginalised communities started to speak about economic class in the same breath as ethnicity, by Shreya Paudel (kp 16/04/2016)

How to braid two cultures together: Kathmandu Valley's exemplary assimilation of generations of Newar Muslims, by Seulki Lee (nt 18/03/2016)

5 day event for promoting Tharu identity in Chitwan, by Chandni Hamal (rep 16/01/2016)

First contact: The Chepang people of Chitwan and their conversion to Christianity; Ostracised by elites and fed up by the government’s inaction, this impoverished community perhaps found themselves easily influenced by Christ’s stories relayed by people who brought them food and clothes, by Niranjan Kunwar (kp 02/01/2016)

Chepangs’ struggle for survival continues, by Kisan Sangit Nepali (rep 05/09/2015)

Rautes visiting govt offices for money ahead of festival, by Ram Bahadur Kunwar (rep 05/09/2015)

Decoding identities: The projection of Nepalis in oppositional categories is a partial depiction of reality, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (kp 26/08/2015)

Poverty deprives Chepang women of basic needs, by Pawan Yadav and Pratap Bista (kp 23/07/2015)

Jyapu Ethnicity In Wings: Note From Lalitpur, by Prem Khatry (rn 21/07/2015) [see part2 (01/09/2015)]

Quest for equality: Throughout South Asia, the ideology of equality stemmed from religion before becoming a political discourse, by Gérard Toffin (kp 10/07/2015)

The Tamang epicentre: The death toll from the earthquake been put at 8,844 by now, with 3,012 of them members of the Tamang community, by Santa Gaha Magar (nt 10/07/2015)

Photo exhibition on Kirat dresses (kp 24/06/2015)

Indigenous people raise issues for UN review (ht 22/03/2015)

Tough life: The Bote community has been stripped of their livelyhood, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 13/03/2015)

It’s a hard-knock life for Chepangs, by Pratap Bista (kp 04/01/2015)

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