Easy Relationship between Tourists and Hosts: A Study of Tourism Experiences in Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay Department of Anthropology Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Tribhuvan University, Nepal Abstract A positive interaction between local people and foreign tourists is necessary for achieving and maintaining sustainable tourism in a destination. The quality and frequency of easy interaction between tourists and residents contributes to tourists’ experience and perception of the visited destination, acceptance … Continue reading Easy Relationship between Tourists and Hosts: A Study of Tourism Experiences in Nepal

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Experiences of Climatic and Environmental Changes on Gender Relations in Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Abstract Climatic changes affect weather patterns, increasing the frequency and intensity of floods, droughts, and extreme weather events that results in catastrophe, but adaptation, vulnerability and resilience of people to climate change depend upon a range of conditions that vary from their … Continue reading Experiences of Climatic and Environmental Changes on Gender Relations in Nepal

DRUGS USE BEHAVIOURS AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: A CASE STUDY FROM KATHMANDU VALLEY

Dr. Prakash Upadhyay Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Abstract Pedestaled on primary field data, the key objective of this paper is to explore the affects of drug use on drug users, their drug use behaviors and the relationship of drug users with their society. This study finding reveals that  drugs … Continue reading DRUGS USE BEHAVIOURS AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: A CASE STUDY FROM KATHMANDU VALLEY

Gender Egalitarianism and Women Empowerment through Micro Finance in Rural Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay, PhD Associate Professor Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Abstract   The major objective of this paper is to identify the efficacy of Micro Finance in women empowerment and to explore the ramifications of awareness and socio-economic alterations owing to Micro Finance program. Both quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary sources … Continue reading Gender Egalitarianism and Women Empowerment through Micro Finance in Rural Nepal

Climate Change as Ecological Colonialism: Quandary of Guiltless Victim

Prakash Upadhyay PhD Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus Nepal Abstract Climate change is a consequence of clash between deregulated capitalism and the welfare of mankind deeply entrenched in a capitalist economic system based upon the persistent exploitation of natural resource for individual benefits. Poverty stricken people of poor countries are the … Continue reading Climate Change as Ecological Colonialism: Quandary of Guiltless Victim

International Labour Migration, Remittance and Impacts on Livelihood: A Case Study of Dalit Community in Western Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay PhD Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus Nepal Abstract A product of various social, cultural and historical processes, the caste dimension of Nepali society intertwined with development and livelihood is an issue of great anthropological interest. Excluded from national development mainstream due to caste discriminations, bigotry and extreme Hinduism, the so-called low … Continue reading International Labour Migration, Remittance and Impacts on Livelihood: A Case Study of Dalit Community in Western Nepal

Menstruation Pollution Taboos and Gender Based Violence in Western Nepal

Dr. Prakash Upadhyay, Associate Professor Department of Anthropology, PN Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal Abstract Menstruating women practicing Chaupadi (Menstrual pollution taboos practice) in western Nepal are banished from home, restricted to eat nutritious food, treated as untouchables to partake in social activities under the constant fear of disasters in the family if this tradition is … Continue reading Menstruation Pollution Taboos and Gender Based Violence in Western Nepal

Silent Screams of Ageing: Untold and Unheard Stories of Senior Citizens in Pokhara Elderly Care Centre

Ageing is a normal biological process. The ageing transition reduces physiological, social and other capacities and makes elderly susceptible to social and health threats. The rich tradition of dignified ageing is drastically eroding in Nepal; hence, older people today are living in seclusion, depression, diseased and neglected by their children. The key objective of this article is to assess how the senior citizens experienced their transition of ageing. The study is pedestaled on primary data following the qualitative techniques. Healthy ageing is a multifaceted notion and one of the most intense social transformations in human history allied to physical, psychological and social experiences linked to the aged-people, immediate surroundings, friends and the society. But, amid disrupted lives, familial neglect and abandonment, the broader socio-cultural narratives on ageing transition of the elderly contain a decline as empty nesters and a very little age defying ideology. Successful aging equals active aging, hence, to keep positive self-esteem, senior citizens should be physically and mentally vibrant as well as take new responsibilities and roles, nurture new interests and develop new interactions to substitute their previous roles that have diminished with people age. Respect and mutual understanding between the older and young generation under the kinship care system is a part of oriental tradition, which needs to be sustained by state policies. This article suggests some vital measures to be addressed for a proactive dignified ageing.