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Broadside: The ‘shoulds’ of our times and lives

Foggy interlude at Piazza San Marco; Photo: Alexandre Moreau/Flickr There was a young girl playing accordion in Piazza San Marco this evening and she reminded me of you. The colour of her hair or the way her hands moved across the keys, I’m not sure, but I thought of what you wrote to me. At her […]

Nepal’s doctor of the dead: 18,000 bodies, 26 years and counting

“I am not afraid of dead bodies,” says Dr Harihar Wasti, forensic expert at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH). “Instead, I am scared of the living,” he says 26 years and 18,000 cadavers after starting his career as the ‘doctor of the dead.’ It would not be a hyperbole to say that whatever reforms Nepal has seen […]