Kathmandu’s Leopard Catcher: His ‘children’ attack him, but he still loves them

When Radha Krishna Gharti, a senior veterinarian at Nepal’s Central Zoo, is in his office, the adrenaline level in his blood stream can easily go from ‘zero to sixty’ in a matter of few seconds. Saturday, May 17, 2014 was one such day. The vet, who is one of the handful of doctors in Kathmandu, who can […]

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 […]