Marissa Taylor

Marissa Taylor is a desk editor at The Kathmandu Post. In addition to her copy-editing duties, Taylor also pursues long-form reporting. Before joining the Post, she worked as a journalist at The Himalayan Times and M&S VMAG.

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After being trafficked, survivors struggle to rebuild lives

The process of rehabilitation is critical in assisting survivors to move on and recover from the horrors that have been inflicted on them. But, for these survivors, as they try to piece together their lives, how they view reintegration and reality is a different matter altogether.

With erratic rain and snowfall, Humla struggles to adapt to a changing climate 

In the warmth of the December sun, little children run around dusty alleys while elderly women, scarlet-shawled and bedecked in heavy brass ornaments, lazily smoke out of wooden chillums. The school is closed for the winter, so the children get to stay home for two months, and the elderly women have little else to do but bask in the sun while it is still warm outside. The water has not frozen yet, so the younger women wash clothes and bathe at the village communal tap. Early in the morning, tendrils of smoke rise from small stone-and-mud houses.

The Bagmati is dead—and there’s nothing we can do about it

Madhukar Upadhyay, like many who grew up in the 70s and 80s, recalls swimming in the Bagmati as a child. The waters were pristine then, as translucent as glass, with fish abounding. “My dad’s generation even used Bagmati’s water for drinking, after only a quick decantation process,” he says.

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