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Nepal Now: On the move

Marty Logan

We're talking with the people migrating from, to, and within this Himalayan country located between China and India. You'll hear from a wide range of Nepali men and women who have chosen to leave the country for better work or education opportunities.  Their stories will help you understand what drives people — in Nepal and worldwide — to mortgage their property or borrow huge sums of money to go abroad, often leaving their loved ones behind.

Despite many predictions, migration from Nepal has not slowed in recent years, except briefly during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. About 1 million Nepalis leave every year to work at jobs outside the country. Tens of thousands go abroad to study.  Far fewer return to Nepal to settle. The money ('remittances') that workers send home to their families accounts for 25% of the country's GDP,  but migration impacts Nepal in many other ways.  We'll be learning from migrants, experts and others about the many cultural, social,  economic and political impacts of migration.

Your host is Marty Logan, a Canadian journalist who has lived in Nepal's capital Kathmandu off and on since 2005. Marty started the show in 2020 as Nepal Now

Women migrant workers from Nepal: Lift the ban and get positiveMay 28, 2024
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Feedback: 'Nepal wouldn’t have progressed if migration hadn’t happened'May 22, 2024
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A nomad from NepalMay 14, 2024
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Right Now! 'Kafala' system still shackling women migrants working in Gulf countries; send us a textMay 07, 2024
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"I'm moving for my future": From Nepal to CanadaMay 01, 2024
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Right Now! A migrant couple aims for South Korea; protests over Nepalis stuck in RussiaApril 23, 2024
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Giving up a career abroad to return home not always a smooth transitionApril 16, 2024
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Nepal Now, Right Now: New micro-episodesApril 09, 2024
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Three months in Kuwait: The story of migrant worker SushmaApril 03, 2024
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New Delhi to Surkhet a sweet move for Aanchal DuttMarch 20, 2024
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From Kathmandu to Kabul: Prem AwasthiMarch 05, 2024
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Nepal Now is now Nepal Now: On the move. Why?March 05, 2024
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Thank you, and good byeJune 18, 2023
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Don't stop talking! Mental health in NepalMay 22, 2023
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Improving jumli marsi rice — for farm families, buyers, or both?May 02, 2023
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Sixit Bhatta describes his sometimes bumpy ride with Tootle, leader of Nepal's sharing economyApril 11, 2023
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One School One Nurse a positive prescription for Nepal’s childrenMarch 21, 2023
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Digging up Nepal’s violent past to improve its futureMarch 08, 2023
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Why The Ass put himself out to pastureFebruary 13, 2023
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Five questions for youDecember 15, 2022
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Designing digital technology that delivers to the most vulnerable after disasters November 27, 2022
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Spousal abuse of Nepali women migrant workersNovember 15, 2022
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Reasons for optimism about Nepal — Gyanu AdhikariOctober 30, 2022
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Measuring human rights in NepalOctober 12, 2022
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Spotlighting Tharu, and Madheshi, food and culture in NepalSeptember 21, 2022
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