Other Writing

Articles and Chapters
 NT 2014. 'Nepal’s recent history on pdf' Nepali Times, Issue 700, 28 March - 3 April, p.4.

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2013. Review of Charles Ramble's 'The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal', in European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, Volume 42, Spring-Summer 2013, pp. 176-181.

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2013. 'Mind Your Languages', Nepali Times, Issue 641, 1-7 January, pages 12-13.

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2013. 'Highway in America', Nepali Times, Issue 640, 25-31 January, page 4.

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2012. 'Yale Himalaya Initiative', IIAS Newsletter, No.60, Summer 2012, page 39.

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2012. 'The World Oral Literature Project, International Society for Folk Narrative Research Newsletter, 6 (February 2012), pp. 39-42, with Claire Wheeler and Eleanor Wilkinson.

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2011. 'Interview with Kesar Lall', European Bulletin of the Himalayan Research, 38 (Spring-Summer), pp. 134-142.

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2011. 'Collect, Protect, Connect: Innovation and Optimism in Language and Cultural Documentation Projects', in Histories from the North: Environments, Movements, and Narratives, pp. 64-70, edited by John P. Ziker and Florian Stammler. Boise State University: Idaho. ISBN 978097795157X.

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2011. ‘Silent Witness’, in The Himalayan Journal, Volume 66, Oxford University Press: Delhi, pp. 40-46.
2010b 'Nepal's Two Polities: A View from Dolakha', with Sara Shneiderman, in In Hope and Fear: Living Through the People's War in Nepal, pp. 200-213, edited by Prabin Manandhar and David Seddon, Adroit Publishers: Delhi. ISBN: 9788187392927
2010. ‘Editors’ Preface’, with Imogen Gunn, in Language Documentation and Description, Volume 8, Special issue: Oral Literature and Language Endangerment, pp. 5-10, edited by Mark Turin and Imogen Gunn. London: Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, Department of Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies.
2008b ‘The Digitization of Naga Collections in the West and the Return of Culture’, pp. 367-377, in Michael Oppitz, Thomas Kaiser, Alban von Stockhausen and Marion Wettstein, eds., Changing Local Cultures in the Northeast of India. Gent: Snoeck Publishers. [ISBN: 978-90-5349-680-0]

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2008. Entries on Mount EverestNepal and Sikkim in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present, edited by Peter N. Stearns. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [ISBN13: 9780195176322 & ISBN10: 0195176324]
2007 ‘Indigenous languages of Nepal: A critical analysis of the linguistic situation and contemporary issues’, pp. 6-46, in Yogendra Prasad Yadava and Pradeep L. Bajracharya, eds., The Indigenous Languages of Nepal (ILN): Situation, Policy Planning and Coordination. Lalitpur: National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities (NFDIN). [with Yogendra Prasad Yadava] [ISBN 99946-823-2-6]
2006c ‘Rethinking Tibeto-Burman: Linguistic identities and classifications in the Himalayan periphery’, pp. 35-48, in P. Christiaan Klieger, ed., Tibetan Borderlands. Tibetan Studies Library, Volume 10, Number 2. Leiden: Brill. [ISBN 90 04 15482 5]
2006b ‘Minority language policies and politics in Nepal’, pp. 61-72, in Anju Saxena and Lars Borin, eds.,Lesser-Known Languages of South Asia: Status and Policies, Case Studies and Applications of Information Technology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [ISBN 3-11-018976-3]

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2006a 'Seeking the tribe: Ethnopolitics in Darjeeling and Sikkim', in Himal Southasian, Volume 18, Number 5, March - April 2006, pp. 54-58. [ISSN 1012-9804]

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2005b 'The morphophonology of Thangmi: A Tibeto-Burman Language of Nepal', in Yogendra Yadava, Govinda Bhattarai, Ram Raj Lohani, Balaram Prasain and Krishna Parajuli, eds., Contemporary Issues in Nepalese Linguistics, Linguistic Society of Nepal: Kathmandu, Nepal, pp. 267-284. [ISBN 9946-57-69-0]

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2005a 'Language endangerment and linguistic rights in the Himalayas: A case study from Nepal', in Mountain Research and Development (MRD), Volume 25, Number 1, February 2005, pp. 4-9. [ISSN 0276-4741]

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2004g 'Newar-Thangmi lexical correspondences and the linguistic classification of Thangmi', in Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAAS), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), No. 68, September 2004, pp. 97-120. [ISSN 0387-2807]

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2004f 'Thangmi, Thami, Thani? Remembering a forgotten people', Niko Bacinte Smarika. Darjeeling: Indian Thami Welfare Association, pp. 82-100. [co-written with Sara Shneiderman]

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2004e 'Current ethnolinguistic concerns among the overlooked Thangmi of Nepal', in Leonard Ashley and Wayne Finke, eds., Language and Identity. Jamaica, New York: Cummings & Hathaway, pp. 409-422.
2004d 'The path to Jan Sarkar in Dolakha district: towards an ethnography of the Maoist movement' in Michael Hutt, ed., Himalayan ‘People’s War’: Nepal’s Maoist Rebellion. London: Hurst & Co. pp. 79-111. [co-written with Sara Shneiderman]

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2004c 'Mark Turin', in Nepal Studies in the UK: Conversations with Practitioners, edited by Pratyoush Onta. Kathmandu: Chautari Books Series - 15, xlii + 210 pages, 2004, hardback [ISBN: 99933-812-2-5], pp. 187-210.

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2004b 'The phonology of Thangmi: a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal', in Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAAS), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), No. 67, March 2004, pp. 63-103. [ISSN 0387-2807]

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2004a 'Thangmi kinship terminology in comparative perspective', in Himalayan Languages: Past and Present, Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 149, edited by Anju Saxena, Berlin and New York: Mouton, pp. 101-139. [ISBN 3-11-017841-9]

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2003b 'Ethnobotanical notes on Thangmi plant names and their medicinal and ritual uses', in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Volume 30, No. 1 (January, 2003). Kathmandu, pp. 19-52. [ISSN 0376-7574]

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2003a 'A geolinguistic analysis of historical writings on the Thangmi people and language of Nepal', inGeolinguistics, Volume 29, 2003, edited by Wayne H. Finke and Leonard R. N. Ashley, New York: Cummings & Hathway, pp. 71-92.

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2002b 'Call me uncle: an outsider's experience of Nepali kinship', in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Volume XXVIII, No. 2 (July 2001), Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University Press, pp.277 - 283. [ISSN 0376-7574]

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2002a 'Ethnonyms and other-nyms: linguistic anthropology among the Thangmi of Nepal', in Territory and Identity in Tibet and the Himalayas, edited by Katia Buffetrille and Hildegard Diemberger, Brill's Tibetan Studies Library, Leiden: Brill, pp. 253-270. [ISBN 90-04-125973]

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2001 'Preliminary etymological notes on Thangmi clan names and indigenous explanations of their provenance', in the Journal of Nepalese Literature, Art and Culture, Vol 3, No. 2 (2000), Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Academy, pp. 69-83. [co-authored with Sara Shneiderman]

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2000d 'Shared words, shared history? The case of Thangmi and late classical Newar', in (Newâh Vijñâna) The Journal of Newar Studies, No. 3, 1999/2000, pp. 9-17.
2000c 'Time for a true population census: the case of the miscounted Thangmi', in Nagarik (Citizen), Vol. II, No. 4, August-September 2000, Kathmandu, pp. 14-19.
2000b 'The changing face of language and linguistics in Nepal: some thoughts on Thangmi', in Janajati: Journal of Nationalities of Nepal, Year 2, Vol. 1, Kathmandu: National Committee for Development of Nationalities, pp. 49-62.
2000a 'Learning Nepali the SOAS way', in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, January 1999, Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University Press, pp.171-182.

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1999c 'By way of incest and the golden deer: how the Thangmi came to be and the pitfalls of oral history', inJournal of Nepalese Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Academy, pp. 13-19.

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1999b 'The Chenchu of the Indian Deccan', in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers, edited by Richard Lee and Richard Daly, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 252-256. [ISBN 0-521-57109-X]
1999a 'Whence Thangmi? Historical ethnography and comparative morphology', in Topics in Nepalese Linguistics, edited by Yogendra Prasad Yadava and Warren G. Glover, Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Academy, pp. 451-477.
1998b 'Himalayan anthropology: writing in the forgotten Thangmi people', in CNWS Newsletter, No. 17, Leiden, pp. 12-15.
1998a 'The Thangmi verbal agreement system and the Kiranti connection', in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol. LXI, No. 3, Oxford University Press, pp. 476-491.

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1997 'Too many stars and not enough sky: language and ethnicity among the Thakali of Nepal', inContributions to Nepalese Studies, Vol. XXIV, No. 2 (July 1997), Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University Press, pp.187-199. [ISSN 0376-7574]

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Language Teaching Materials
2004b Nepali-English and English-Nepali Glossary, by Banu Oja, Shambhu Oja, Mark Turin and Elisabeth Uphoff. 2nd edition. Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 107 pages.

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2004a Nepali: A Beginner's Primer, Conversation and Grammar, by Banu Oja and Shambhu Oja, with editorial assistance from Mark Turin. 3rd edition. Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 225 pages, including verbal conjugation charts, Nepali orthography and the Nepali spelling for the zones and districts of Nepal.

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2001b Nepali Voor Beginners (in Dutch), co-written with Rene Huysmans, used for teaching Nepali at the India Instituut. [103 pages: 10 structured lessons, exercises, answers, grammar, lexicon] [ISBN 90-9014981-3]
2001a Nepali Phrasebook, written for Where There Be Dragons [25 pages: map, introduction, grammar, example sentences, general vocabulary - unpublished booklet]
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Reports:
2010 'Documenting the voices of vanishing worlds’, in Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI) Bulletin, May-June 2010, pp. 12-13.

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2007 'A Multitude of Mountain Voices: Language Diversity in the Himalayas’, in Sustainable Mountain Development in the greater Himalayan Region, ICIMOD Newsletter, Spring 2007, Volume 52, pp. 11-13.

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2006 'Digitizing and Distributing Visual Footage from the Himalayas’, in Nepali Aawaz, 07 December, 2006; Volume 2, Number 19, p. 21.

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2005 'Anthropological and Other Ancestors: Notes on Setting up a Visual Archive of the Discipline', inAnthropology News, Volume: 46, Number: 9 (December 2005), pp. 21-22. co-written with Alan Macfarlane and Sarah Harrison.

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2003f 'Conference report on Tibet and Her Neighbours', in European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, No. 25/26 (Autumn 2003-Spring 2004), pp. 206.
2003f 'Conference report on The Agenda of Transformation: Inclusion in Nepali Democracy', in European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, No. 24, Spring 2003, pp. 78-80. co-written with Sara Shneiderman.
2003e 'Mountains of literature', in Himal South Asian, Vol. 16, No. 7, July 2003, pp. 36-38.
2003d 'Adam Stainton's cultural observations: A plant hunter in the Himalayas', in IIAS Newsletter, No. 31, July 2003, p. 22. [ISSN 0929-8738]

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2003c 'Digitizing and distributing visual footage from the Himalayas', in SnowLion Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 2, p.23. [ISSN 1059-3691]
2003b 'Digitizing and distributing visual resources from the Himalayas', in South Asia Newsletter: A Publication of Cornell University’s South Asia Program, Spring 2003, p. 4.

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2003a 'Returning footage to the Himalayas', in Viewfinder: The Magazine of the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC), March 2003, No. 50, pp. 10-12]. [ISSN 0952-4444] [co-authored with Sara Shneiderman]

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2002c 'A free web journal for the study of the languages of the Himalayas', in IIAS Newsletter, No. 29, November 2002, p. 37. [ISSN 0929-8738]

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2002b 'Digital Himalaya: An ethnographic archive in the digital age', in Beatrice von Bismarck et al (eds.),Interachive: Archival Practices and Sites in the Contemporary Art Field. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, pp. 359-361. [ISBN 3-88375-540-0]
2002a 'Digital Himalaya: an ethnographic archive in the digital age', in European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, June 2002, pp. 136-141 [co-authored with Sara Shneiderman]

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2001 'Haimendorf's laptop: An ethnographic archive in the digital age', in IIAS Newsletter, No. 26, November 2001, p. 20. [co-authored with Sara Shneiderman]
2000c 'From offset to online: new digital media in Nepal', in IIAS Newsletter, No. 23, October 2000, p. 17. [ISSN 0929-8738]
2000b 'From Cambridge to Leiden', in Sense of Place: Promoveren bij Letteren in Leiden, Lustrumcommissie: Leiden, p.32.
2000a Report on the '5th Himalayan Languages Symposium', from September 13 to 15 in Kathmandu, inCNWS Newsletter, No. 19, Leiden, pp. 52-53.
1999 Report on the Seminar 'Grammatical Phenomena in Himalayan Languages', from August 31 to September 3, 1998, at Leiden University, in CNWS Newsletter, No. 17, Leiden, pp. 46-47.
1997e 'Thangmi: An overview of a Tibeto-Burman language and people of Nepal', in Himalayan Research Bulletin, Vol. XVII, No. 2, March 1998, Nepal Studies Association: Portland, Oregon, p.98.
1997d 'The films and photographs of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf: The making of an archive', inHimalayan Research Bulletin, Vol. XVII, No. 2, March 1998, Nepal Studies Association: Portland, Oregon, pp.96-97.
1997c 'In memory of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf', in Himalayan Research Bulletin, Vol. XVII, No. 2, March 1998, Nepal Studies Association: Portland, Oregon, pp.1-3. [ISSN 0891-4834]
1997b 'Report on the seminar: Grammatical Phenomena in Himalayan Languages', from June 11-18, 1997, at Leiden University, in CNWS Newsletter, No. 15, Leiden, co-written with René B. Huysmans, pp.70-71. [ISSN 0924-6401]
1997a 'Thangmi: an overview of a Tibeto-Burman language and people of Nepal', in CNWS Newsletter, No. 15, Leiden, p.83.
1996 'Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf: an Obituary', in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies LIX (3), Oxford University Press, co-written with Professor Alan Macfarlane, pp. 548-551. [ISSN 0041-977X]

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1995 'Cultural change in North Western Nepal' in Queens' College Record, CALL: Cambridge, pp.30-31.
1994 'Pioneer returns' in SPW Link: The Newsletter of Schools Partnership Worldwide, Arbrose Press: Ilford, UK, p.7.
Book Reviews
2010c 'An insider’s guide to Helambu' (review of Guide to the Hidden Land of the Yolmo Snow Enclosure and its History by Khenpo Nyima Dondrup), in Nepali Times, No. 520, 17 - 23 September, 2010, p. 8.

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2010b 'Book review' (review of Entrepreneurialism in Universities and the Knowledge Economy: Diversification and Organisational Change in European Higher Education edited by Michael Shattock), in Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP) Newsletter, Issue 16, Spring 2010, pp. 20-21.

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2010a 'Book review' (review of Encompassing a fractal world: the energetic female core in myth and everyday life – a few lessons drawn from the Nepalese Himalaya by Gil Daryn), in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Volume 16, pp. 202-203.

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2009 'Book review' (review of Six Brothers: An English Translation translated by Pema Gyatso and Geoff Bailey), in Read: A Fineprint Bookclub Foundation Initiative, April - June 2009, Issue 5, p.25.

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2008h 'Book review' (review of Tibetan Modernities by Robert Barnett and Ronald Schwartz), in Bulletin of Tibetology, Volume 44, Numbers 1 and 2,2008, pp.187-194.

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2008g 'Book review' (review of Tribal development in India: the contemporary debate edited by Govinda Chandra Rath), in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Volume 14, pp. 902-903.

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2008f 'Book review' (review of The Ancestral Forest: Memory, Space and Ritual Among the Kulunge Rai of Eastern Nepal by Martino Nicoletti),), in Studies in Nepali History and Society, No. 12(2), 2007, pp. 410-414.

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2008e 'Book review' (review of Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization by Tasaku Tsunoda), inJournal of Linguistic Anthropology, June 2008, Volume 18, No. 1, pp. 167-168.

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2008d 'Page Turner' (review of Khangchendzonga: Sacred Summit by Pema Wangchuk and Mita Zulca), inECS Magazine, May 2008, p. 70.

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2008c 'Mapping a Mosaic' (review of Infused Ethnicities: Nepal’s Interlaced and Indivisible Social Mosaic by Gauri Nath Rimal), in Nepali Times, No. 392, 21 - 27 March, 2008, p. 12.

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2008b 'Book review' (review of Tibetan Diary: From Birth to Death and Beyond in a Himalayan Valley of Nepalby Geoff Childs), in Contemporary South Asia 16(1), March 2008, pp.110-111.

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2008a 'The Stuff of Legend' (review of Khangchendzonga: Sacred Summit by Pema Wangchuk and Mita Zulca), in Read: A Fineprint Bookclub Foundation Initiative, January - April 2008, Issue 4, Volume 2, Number 1, 2008, p.29.

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2007e 'Book review' (review of 'If Each Comes Halfway': Meeting Tamang Women in Nepal by Kathryn S. March), in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Volume 13, pp. 477-522.

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2007d 'Book review' (review of Maoist Movement in Nepal: A Sociological Perspective by Uddhab Prasad Pyakurel), in Liberal Democracy Nepal Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2007.

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2007c 'On Archives' (review of Creating An Archive Today edited by Toshie Awaya), in IIAS Newsletter, Number 43, Spring 2007, p. 24.

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2007b 'Harka's Maps' (review of three books by Harka Gurung), in Nepali Times, No. 333, 26 January - 1 February, 2007, pp. 8-9.

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2007a 'Book review' (review of Yohlmo - Nepali - English Dictionary compiled by Anna Maria Hari and Chhegu Lama), in Himalayan Linguistics, Himalayan Linguistics Review 1: 1-4.

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2006f 'Book review' (review of Secrets of Manang by Clint Rogers), in Mountain Research and Development, November 2006, Volume 26, No. 4, pp. 386-387.

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2006e 'Ageless Wonder' (review of Reflections: Poems by Kesar Lall), in Nepali Times, No. 322, 10-16 November, 2006, p.13.

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2006d 'Timeless Trader' (review of Syamukapu: The Lhasa Newars of Kalimpong and Kathmandy by Deb Shova Kansakar Hilker), in Nepali Times, No. 319, 20-26 October, 2006, p.13.

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2006c 'Book review' (review of Language Endangerment and Language Maintenance by David and Maya Bradley, eds.), in Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, June 2006, Volume 16, No. 1, pp. 148-149.

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2006b 'Amid the herd, simple humanity' (review of Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberiaby Piers Vitebsky), in the Times Higher Education Supplement, Issue No. 1741, 5 May, 2006, p. 25.

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2006a Book review of High Frontiers: Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists by Kenneth M. Bauer), in the Policy Matters, Issue 14, March 2006, pp. 384-386.

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2005d 'Book review' (review of In the Shadow of the Himalayas: Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim: A Photographic Record by John Claude White 1883-1908 by Kurt Meyer and Pamela Deuel Meyer), in Bulletin of Tibetology, Volume 41, Number 2, November 2005, pp. 77-79.

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2005c 'Beyond the Lost Horizon Clichés' (review of A History of Nepal by John Whelpton), in the Times Higher Education Supplement, Issue No. 1708, 9 September, 2005, p. 28.

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2005b 'The rise and fall of humanity's civil tongues' (review of Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World by Nicholas Ostler), in the Times Higher Education Supplement, Issue No. 1688, 22 April, 2005, pp. 26-27.

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2005a 'Book review' (review of Clear Sky, Red Earth by Sienna Craig and Tenzin Norbu), in Nepali Times, No. 243, 15-21 April, 2005, p.10.

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2004l 'Documenting Himalayan languages: A critical review dealing with two recent contributions' (review ofChantyal Dictionary and Texts by Michael Noonan in collaboration with Ram Prasad Bhulanja, Jag Man Chhantyal and William Pagliuca and A Bantawa Dictionary by Werner Winter), in Studies in Nepali History and Society, No. 9 (1), June 2004, pp. 207-213.

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2004k 'Book review' (review of Catalogue of Lepcha Manuscripts in the Van Manen Collection by Heleen Plaisier), in European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, No. 25/26 (Autumn 2003-Spring 2004), pp. 232-234; republished in Now Daily, Wednesday, 29 November, 2006, Vol. 5, No. 247, Gangtok, pp.1-2.

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2004j 'Book review' (review of Kadampa Sites of Phempo: A Guide to Some Early Buddhist Monasteries in Central Tibet by Ulrike and Hans-Ulrich Roesler), in Nepali Times, No. 230, 14-20 January, 2005, p.16.

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2004i 'Book review' (review of Riddum: The Voice of the Ancestors by Martino Nicoletti), in Nation Weekly, Volume 1, No. 31, 21 November, 2004, p. 57.

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2004h 'Book review' (review of A Kingdom Under Siege: Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, 1996 to 2003 by Deepak Thapa with Bandita Sijapati), in Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Volume XXIII, Number 1, pp. 75-76.
2004g 'Book review' (review of The Blessings of Bhutan by Russ and Blyth Carpenter), in Asian Studies Review, June 2004, Volume 28, Number 2, pp. 199-200.

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2004f 'Book review' (review of Sensory Biographies: Lives and Deaths among Nepal's Yolmo Buddhists by Robert Desjarlais), in Asian Studies Review, June 2004, Volume 28, Number 2, pp. 200-201.

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2004e 'Book review' (review of Lungta 14: Aspects of Tibetan History), in Himalayan Research Bulletin, 2002, Volume XXII, Number 1-2, pp. 55-56.

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2004d 'Book review' (review of Fluid Boundaries: Forming and Transforming Identity in Nepal by William F. Fisher), in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, March 2004, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 208-209.

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2004c 'Book review' (review of Ancestral Voices: Oral ritual texts and their social contexts among the Mewahang Rai of Nepal by Martin Gaenszle), in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, March 2004, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 200-201.

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2004b 'Book review' (review of Visual Methods in Social Research by Marcus Banks), in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, March 2004, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 178-179.

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2004a 'Bhutan flower book' (review of A Painter’s Year in the Forests of Bhutan), in Nepali Times, No. 178, 9 - 15 January, 2003, p.20.

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2003h 'Book review' (review of Ancestral Voices: Oral ritual texts and their social contexts among the Mewahang Rai of Nepal by Martin Gaenszle), in European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, No. 24, Spring 2003, pp. 132-135.
2003g 'Book review' (review of Post-Soviet Chaos: Violence and Dispossession in Kazakhstan by Joma Nazpary), in Inner Asia, Volume 5, No. 2, 2003, p.195-197.
2003f 'Under siege: everything you wanted to know about Nepal's Maoist insurgency' (review of A Kingdom Under Siege), in Nepali Times, No. 172, 28 November - 4 December, 2003, p.13.

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2003e 'Nepal today' (review of State of Nepal), in Biblio: A Review of Books, Vol. VIII, Nos. 9 & 10, September - October, 2003, p. 27-28.
2003d 'Lo and Behold' (review of The Kingdom of Lo (Mustang): A Historical Study), in Nepali Times, No. 168, 31 October - 6 November, 2003, p. 13.

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2003c 'Review of State of Nepal', in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, July 2002, Tribhuvan University Press, Kathmandu: Nepal, pp. 365-371.

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2003b 'The Mad Carew' (review of Kew: The Nepal Maoist Strain by Paul Ryder Ryan), in Nepali Times, No. 149, 13 - 19 June, 2003, p.13.
2003a 'Sixteen opinions on the state of the nation' (review of State of Nepal by Himal Books), in Nepali Times, No. 135, 7 - 13 March, 2003, p. 13.
2002g 'Review of Robert Powell's Himalayan Drawings' in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1, January 2002, Tribhuvan University Press, Kathmandu: Nepal, pp. 185-192.

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2002f 'Imaginary documentation: A retrospective of artist Robert Powell’s work sheds light on ideas about art, reality and ethnography in the Himalaya' (review of Himalayan Drawings by Robert Powell), inNepali Times, No. 115, 11-17 October, 2002, p. 8-9.

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2002e 'The ethnographic draughtsman' (review of Himalayan Drawings by Robert Powell), in Himal South Asian, October 2002: 52-56.
2002d 'Lovesick, homesick or simply sick of Tibet' (review of Mimmanahpau: Letter from a Lhasa Merchant to his Wife, by Chittadhar 'Hridaya', translated by Kesar Lall), in Nepali Times, No. 112, 20-26 September, 2002, p. 13.

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2002c 'Learning Nepali the Klingon way' (review of Talk Now! Learn Nepali CD-ROM by EuroTalk), in Nepali Times, No. 110, 6 -12 September, 2002, p. 13.

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2002b 'Learn Nepali: Talk later' (review of Talk Now! Learn Nepali CD-ROM by EuroTalk), in IIAS Newsletter, No. 28, August 2002, p. 29.

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2002a 'A Journalist’s Encyclopædia on the Democratic Movement in Nepal' (review of Kathmandu Spring: The People’s Movement of 1990 by Kiyoko Ogura), in IIAS Newsletter, No. 27, March 2002, p. 40.

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2001g 'An activist intellectual unintimidated by power' (review of Confronting Empire: Interviews with David Barsamian by Eqbal Ahmad), in IIAS Newsletter, No. 26, November 2001, p. 7.
2001f 'This land is my land...(and I'm a woman)', (review of Property Rights of Women in Nepal by Devi Prasad Kandel), in Nepali Times, No. 57, 24-30 August, 2001, p. 17.

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2001e 'Was The Hobbit born in Lamjung', (review of The Throne of Stone, by John Philip Cross), in Nepali Times, No. 38, 13-19 April, 2001, p. 17.
2001d 'Banjas along the Barkhor', (review of Newar Merchants in Lhasa, by Kesar Lall), in Nepali Times, No. 34, 16- 22 March, 2001, p. 17.
2001c 'Himalayan Trade From Outside In' (review of Tibetan Border Worlds: A Geohistorical Analysis of Trade and Traders by Wim van Spengen), in IIAS Newsletter, No. 24, February 2001, p. 16. [ISSN 0929-8738]
2001b 'Never Lost in Himalayan Space' (review of Himalayan Space, edited by Balthasar Bickel and Martin Gaenszle), in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, July 1999, Tribhuvan University Press, Kathmandu: Nepal, pp. 309-322.

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2001a 'Mapping the Tibetoid World', (review of Mapping the Tibetan World), in Nepali Times, No. 24, 5 - 11 January, 2001, p. 17.
2000d Book review of The Thakali: A Himalayan Ethnography by Michael Vinding, in European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, No. 18. Spring 2000, pp. 97-100. [ISSN 0943 8254]
2000c 'A Festschrift Lacking Unity', (review of Nepal: Myths & Realities: In Commemoration of the 75th Birthday of Dr. Wolf Donner. Edited by Ram Pratap Thapa and Joachim Baaden), in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, May 14, 2000, Vol. VIII, No. 86, Kantipur Publications; Kathmandu, Nepal, p.4.

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2000b 'A Nepali Language Feast' (review of Teach Yourself Nepali by Michael Hutt and Abhi Subedi), in IIAS Newsletter, No. 21, February 2000, p. 40. [ISSN 0929-8738]
2000a 'A Mediocre Endeavour', (review of At Home In Asia: Expatriates in Southeast Asia and Their Storiesby Harold Stephens), in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, February 27, 2000, Vol. VII, No.364, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. 4.
1999 'Nothing to be Cross about', (review of The Call of Nepal by J.P. Cross) in Himal South Asian, Vol. XII, No. 6, Himalmedia: Kathmandu, Nepal, pp. 58-59.
Journalism
2011 From Shoebox to Online Archive', in ECS Nepal, February, pp. 84-87.

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2010 'The Language Collector', in Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM), No. 59, Lent 2010, pp. 22-25.

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2009 'Himals in Holland', in Nepali Times, No. 440, 27 February - 5 March, page 13.

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2008a 'Living languages and troubled tongues: linguistic diversity and endangerment in the Himalayas', inJetwork, October 2008, 58-63.

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2007c 'A Mother of Mother Tongue Education', in Nepali Times, No. 343, 6 - 12 April, p. 13.

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2007b 'Hepatitis Vaccine', in Nepali Times, No. 337, 23 February - 1 March, p. 3, reprinted in The Kathmandu Post, Volume XV, Number 10, Wednesday, February 28, 2007, p. 5.

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2007a 'My tongue or yours', in Nepali Times, No. 336, 16 - 22 February, pp. 8-9, reprinted in Weekend Special NOW!, 10 March, 2007, pages 1-2, and in Nepal Information - Zeitschrift der Deutsch-Nepalischen Gesselschaft e.V., Nr. 99 - 2/2007, as 'Meine Sprache oder deine?', pp. 47-48 [download 4.2 MB].

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2006d Digital Himalaya: An Ethnographic Archive in the Digital Age (continued)', in NOW! Daily, Thursday, 02 November, 2006; Volume 5, Number 256, p. 2.

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2006c Digital Himalaya: An Ethnographic Archive in the Digital Age', in NOW! Daily, Wednesday, 01 November, 2006; Volume 5, Number 255, p. 2.

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2006b 'Mustang: Land of Ancient Cultures and Scenic Wonders', in Himayalan Travel Mate, Volume 2 (1), pp. 72-77.

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2006a 'Erna's joint venture', in Nepali Times, No. 284, 3 - 9 February, p. 10.

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2005b 'Across the hump', a report on the Kathmandu-Lhasa bus in Nepali Times, No. 247,13 - 19 May, pp. 8-9.

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2005a 'Looking up to the mountains: A centre for Himalayan studies located in the plains', in Nepali Times, No. 246, 6 - 12 May, p.10.

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2004b 'Dashain in Dolakha: cautiously optimistic', in Nation Weekly, Volume 1, No. 30, 14 November, 2004, pp. 32-33, co-written with Sara Shneiderman.
2004a 'The centre of things', in Nepali Times, No. 180, 23- 29 January, 2004, pp. 20.
2003f 'Yams in boulderland: Nepalis on the plateau', in Nepali Times, No. 161, 5 - 11 September, 2003, pp. 8-9, co-written with Sara Shneiderman.
2003e 'Reply', in Nepali Times, No. 152, 4 - 10 July, 2003, p. 3, co-written with Sara Shneiderman.
2003d 'Tibet, Tibet', in Nepali Times, No. 150, 20 - 26 June, 2003, p. 3, co-written with Sara Shneiderman.
2003c 'Hillary mania in DC' in Nepali Times, No. 148, 6 - 12 June 2003, p. 19.
2003b 'Ministries of silly names' (Opinion Column) in Mare: Leids Universitair Weekblad, No. 28, 17 April, 2003, p.22.
2003a 'Take me to your Jewish leader' (Opinion Column) in Mare: Leids Universitair Weekblad, No. 22, 6 March, 2003.
2002 'London calling', in ...and?, Issue 1, March 2002, p. 12. [ISSN 1476-9875]
2001f 'From below sea level to the highest mountain', in Nepali Times, No. 68, 16-22 November 2001, p. 9.
2001e 'Have you taken your fooding? A white man's experience of Nepali cuisine', in Nepali Times, No. 41, 4 - 10 May 2001, p.11.
2001d 'Learning about Himalayan body parts (through observation rather than participation)', in Nepali Times, No. 40, 27 April - 3 May 2001, p.17.
2001c 'Learning Himalayan body parts', in IIAS Newsletter, No. 24, February 2001, p. 18. [ISSN 0929-8738]
2001b 'The Internet on the roof of the world', in Nepali Times, No. 27, 26 January - 1 February, 2001, pp. 10-11.
2001a 'About Kathmandu (Kantipur)', introduction on City Map: Kathmandu City, Scale 1:10,000, Shangri-La Maps, Kathmandu, Nepal. co-written with Sara Shneiderman. [ISBN 99933-6-008-2]
2000m 'Mustang' in Eyes on Nepal: Alpine Pocket Guide, 3rd edition, Kathmandu, pp. 252-261.
2000l 'Why talk?', in Nepali Times, No. 7, 30 August-5 September, Kathmandu, p. 3.
2000k 'Buildings, buildings everywhere. But why?', in Face to Face: Magazine for Development, No. 21, July-August, Kathmandu, pp. 28-29.
2000j 'Indian English: the last breath of the Raj', in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, July 2, 2000, Vol. VIII, No. 133, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. II (Sunday Post Supplement).
2000i 'What's in a Nepali name? Quite a lot actually', in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, May 21, 2000, Vol. VIII, No. 93, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. I (Sunday Post Supplement).
2000h 'The allure of Darjeeling' in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, April 30, 2000, Vol. VIII, No. 72, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. II (Sunday Post Supplement).
2000g 'Rethinking Himalayan cinema', in People's Review: A Political and Business Weekly, Thursday, April 27 to May 3, 2000, Baisakh 15 to 21, 2057, Vol. IX, No. 37, p.6, co-written with Sara Shneiderman.
2000f 'Please correct', in People's Review: A Political and Business Weekly, Thursday, April 13 to 19, 2000, Baisakh 2 to 8, 2057, Vol. IX, No. 35, p.6.
2000e 'Caravan: a rejoinder', in Himal South Asian, Vol. XIII, No. 4, April, Himalmedia: Kathmandu, Nepal, p.5, co-written with Sara Shneiderman.
2000d 'How to make a Nepali phone call', in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, April 9, 2000, Vol. VIII, No. 51, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. II (Sunday Post Supplement).
2000c 'How to write a Nepali letter?', in People's Review: A Political and Business Weekly, Thursday, March 30 to April 12, 2000, Chaitra 17, 2056 to Baisakh 1, 2057, Vol. IX, No. 34, p.4.
2000b 'Dialpad.com and the possibilities of unlimited guff', in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, March 12, 2000, Vol. VIII, No. 23, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. II (Sunday Post Supplement).
2000a 'How to write a Nepali letter?', in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, February 13, 2000, Vol. VII, No. 350, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. II (Sunday Post Supplement).
1999f 'The peak of selfishness', in The Guardian, Monday, November 1, 1999, No. 47644, p.9.
1999e 'How to shit in the woods', in Earshot: the Kathmandu alternative, No. 3, monsoon '99, p. 28.
1999d 'This is London', in Himal South Asian, Vol. XII, No. 9, Himalmedia: Kathmandu, Nepal, pp. 54-55.
1999c 'Kathmandu's riders in white', in The Kathmandu Post, Saturday, May 15, 1999, Vol. VII, No. 85, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. 4.
1999b 'Sloppy reporting', in The Kathmandu Post, Friday, March 19, 1999, Vol. VII, No. 29, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p. 4.
1999a 'Readers' Letters: Asia, Nepal', in RoughNews, January to March 1999, Issue 7, Rough Guides: London, p. 6.
1997h 'Letter from Nepal', in Shanghai Pictorial, December, 1998, p.3. [ISSN 1004-2946]
1997g 'Distant Neighbours' (Opinion Column) in Mare: Leids Universitair Weekblad, No. 5, 1 October, Brouwer Offset: Delft, p.8.
1997f 'Distant Neighbours' (Opinion Column) in Mare: Leids Universitair Weekblad, No. 3, 17 September, Brouwer Offset: Delft, p.8.
1997e 'Distant Neighbours' (Opinion Column) in Mare: Leids Universitair Weekblad, No. 1, 3 September, Brouwer Offset: Delft, p.8.
1997d 'Essentially a road to nowhere', in The Kathmandu Post, Sunday, May 3, 1998, Vol. VI, No. 73, Kantipur Publications: Kathmandu, Nepal, p.4.
1997c 'Don't pick your nose', in Himal South Asia Magazine, Vol. XI, No. 1, Himal: Kathmandu, Nepal, p.4. [ISSN 1012-9804]
1997b 'Distant Neighbours' (Opinion Column) in Mare: Leids Universitair Weekblad, Vol. VII, No. 9, October, Brouwer Offset: Delft, p.20.
1997a 'Distant Neighbours' (Opinion Column) in Mare: Leids Universitair Weekblad, Vol. V, No. 25, September, Brouwer Offset: Delft, p.16. [ISSN 0166-3699]
Articles in Dutch
2006 'Overleg lichtpuntje in bloedig conflict Nepal', in Leeuwarder Courantvrijdag 10 maart, 2006, p. 5. [interview with Mark Turin]
2002 'Een lokaal perspectief op het koninklijk bloedbad', in Samachar (nieuwsbrief van de stichting ICFON), 11e jaargang nr. 4, juli 2002, p. 3-6. [ISSN 0924-7181]
2001c 'Heb je al gegeten?', in Samachar (nieuwsbrief van de stichting ICFON), 11e jaargang nr. 1, augustus 2001, p. 6-7. [ISSN 0924-7181]
2001b 'Lichaamstaal in de Himalaya', in Samachar (nieuwsbrief van de stichting ICFON), 10e jaargang nr. 4, juni 2001, p. 1. [ISSN 0924-7181]
2001a 'Hoe schrijf ik een brief in nepalese stijl', in Samachar (nieuwsbrief van de stichting ICFON), 10e jaargang nr. 3, februari 2001, pp. 2-3. [ISSN 0924-7181]
2000 'Himalaya: een oriëntalistisch sprookje', in Samachar (nieuwsbrief van de stichting ICFON), 10e jaargang nr. 2, november 2000, co-written with René B. Huysmans, pp. 7-8. [ISSN 0924-7181]
1999 'Het vlakke land', in 360° Album van de nederlandse ruimte, Uitgeverij de Balie: Amsterdam, pp. 50-57.[ISBN 90-6617-231-2]
Articles in Nepali
2000 'Bhavan bhavan, sabaitira bhavan, tara kina?', in Haka-Haki (Nepali language edition), Vol.III, No. 5, (Magh-Phagun 2056) January 2000, pp.36-37.
1999 'Thamiharu Thimika hun?', in Arko Satdine (Nepali language edition), Vol. I, No. 1, January 16, p.10.
1998 'Vismritapraya: 'Thamiharu', in Himal (Nepali language edition), Vol. VIII, No. 3, Himal: Kathmandu, Nepal, pp. 48-50.
Translations
2000b translation from Dutch to English of sleeve notes written by Renee Jonker for Osiris Trio CD, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Trios for piano, violin and cello, op. 49 in D minor and op. 66 in C major, Cobra Records. [COBRA 0002]
2000a translation from Dutch to English of 'Toevoegen door weghalen', by Kees Buckens, in Gerard Höweler: de wolk in de kei, Amsterdam, p.5.
Editing
2007 Rewrote and edited Darjeeling and Sikkim Milestones Pocket Guides for Metroprints, Gangtok. PDF files of the booklets are freely downloadable, Darjeeling [5.5 MB] and Sikkim [7.4 MB].
2006 Edited Special Issue of the Bulletin of Tibetology on Culture, History and Language in Sikkim, Volume 41, Number 2, November 2005.
2005 Copy editing of Tales of Kathmandu: Folktales from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, by Karna Shakya and Linda Griffith, republished by Mandala Publications, August 2005, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2001 English language advisor for Briefing Paper: A Conference About 600 Million PeopleInzet(Association for North-South Campaigns), April 2001, 8 pages.
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