Thursday, May 21, 2015


Dear friends,

As you might have heard, my home country of Nepal is devastated, and so are we, her people. On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake left fear, grief and ruin in its wake. However, in spite of that adversity, or rather, because of it, we got to see a lot of fantastic people, in particular the Nepali youth in Nepal, who have picked themselves up, dust themselves off and got to work with relief efforts. The Nepali diaspora living abroad are also helping in various ways, digitally and through fundraising activities. We have hope.

A second earthquake of magnitude 7.3 hit Nepal on May 12th, 2015: more fear, more grief, more ruin. What hope the Nepali diaspora had painstakingly mustered up in the past 16 days since the first earthquake, crumbled instantly. As the death toll rose, and more homes fell, hope seemed like a hollow word. But we couldn't and didn't let it be that way. We reclaimed the word hope and made it ours once again. We still have hope.

Thank you to all donors, aid-workers, volunteers, journalists - domestic and foreign - for everything you do for Nepal. 

Here is a NYTimes list of where to donate.

Jai Nepal 
"Long Live Nepal"