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Kanchi Maya Koju: The loneliness of a medium-distance runner

When 35-year-old Kanchi Maya Koju returned to Nepal from Canada on November 12, 2015, she was financially shattered, emotionally battered and physically fatigued. The legendary runner from Bhaktapur, who had been dominating the running circuit for over a decade, had quit her job as a member of Nepal’s paramilitary, Armed Police Force, immediately after the […]

Alone: The perils of a life in isolation

Humans are hardwired to interact with others, especially during times of stress. On the other hand, when we go through a trying ordeal alone, a lack of emotional support and comradeship can increase our anxiety and hinder our ability to cope. This message is forcefully driven home in the newly released thriller Shut In. Naomi […]