- Tsering D Gurung, Kathmandu
Twenty-five-year-old Rajina Shrestha ticks all the boxes of a modern Nepali woman. She is educated, opinionated and fiercely independent. But like thousands of others belonging to that troupe, she has not been able to reject one practice: observing menstrual restrictions every month.
The portable lavatories are expected to come handy during major festivals when the area is overwhelmed with visitors
- ANUP OJHA, Kathmandu
In a bid to facilitate pilgrims and visitors, the Pashupati Development Trust has brought 23 portable mobile toilets to operate on its premises.
Rainwater harvesting is accumulating and storing rainwater for reuse without allowing it to run off. For thousands of years, humans have survived in the desert by skillfully managing the scarce resource.
The water we obtain from the rain is collected in a tank or well for later use. Because there is water flow only for a brief period, storage is important in rainwater harvesting.