Entries Tagged as 'M8'

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Untouchable=Load of Hooey (Or: Cultural Relativism Be Damned)

Even in a vastly simplified form, a discussion of Nepal’s caste system is almost meaninglessly dense for a big-picture guy such as myself. Nominally outlawed before I was born, there nevertheless persists a deep and socially meaningful set of caste divisions in society here. One of our newest subjects is of an Untouchable caste. Not entirely [...]

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

In a World Without Television…

…thirteen year old farmgirls want to grow up to be farmers, it seems. “If you could do anything you wanted to when you grow up, what would you do?” We asked Saru. “Probably work in the fields here,” she said. “Well, I love it, and it would give enough time to hang out with my [...]