Weena Pun

Weena Pun is a writer and journalist based in Ithaca.

Domestic flights

Risks and opportunities for women migrant labourers from Nepal.

Mar 23, 2017

Lahure laments

What songs say of the migrant culture.

Jun 23, 2016

Far from truth

On the policing of sexuality of migrant workers’ wives in Nepal.

Dec 23, 2015

‘Them greedy victims’

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: As the memory of the devastation of April-May earthquakes recedes, some have resorted to victim blaming.

Aug 28, 2015

Domestic flights

Risks and opportunities for women migrant labourers from Nepal.

Mar 15, 2015

Changing literature, changing country

Himal speaks to noted Nepali literary critic Khagendra Sangroula.

Oct 15, 2012

Departure lounge

Hanging out in Kathmandu's international airport with soon-to-be migrants.

Oct 01, 2011

Latest Articles

Climate change in Bangladesh is driving a dengue outbreak in winter

Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh but the current outbreak is unusual in its scale and seasonality. Many experts have linked the surge in dengue cases with extreme climate events

China courts influence in Sri Lanka via the Buddhist clergy

Beijing needs new allies now that the Rajapaksas are reeling, but the enmeshing of politics and religion in Sri Lanka is always cause for concern

Rebound or relapse: Debt restructuring in a time of crisis

A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.