Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI <p>BODHI is an interdisciplinary journal. Published by Department of Languages and Mass Communication Kathmandu University. Its focus is on communication, media and journalism. Full text articles available.</p> en-US <p>© Department of Languages and Mass Communication, School of Arts, Kathmandu University, Nepal</p> bodhi@ku.edu.np (Dr. Nirmala Mani Adhikary) sioux.cumming@ubiquitypress.com (Sioux Cumming) Wed, 06 Jul 2022 08:17:34 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.6 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Environmental Social Work: Mitigating the Impact of Environmental Crises on Older People Living in Disaster Prone Areas in Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46452 <p>Older people themselves have a key role in adapting to the impact of environmental disasters rather than being a vulnerable group. They have useful knowledge, skills, and experience which can help them to be resilient in times of disaster preparedness and responses. In such context, this paper highlights the concern for the well-being of older people in Nepal against environmental threats. It further draws attention to how inequalities shape the impact of environmental crises showing stronger connections between the concept of eco-social work and empirical discussions from several kinds of literature. The article provides some recommendations for social work practice in the context of Nepal about environmental crises on older people.</p> Diwakar Khanal, Megh Raj Dangal Copyright (c) 2022 Department of Languages and Mass Communication School of Arts, Kathmandu University https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46452 Wed, 06 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Exotic Universalism & The New Petite Bourgeoisie: An Analysis of Yoga Marketing on Instagram https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46453 <p>This paper works towards an understanding of how modern postural yoga is promoted in new media and the role of class therein. The paper analyzes the content of four yoga Instagram profiles to discern how the contemporary postural practice is marketed on social media. In doing so, it demonstrates how yoga practitioners and organizations position their practice as both exotic and universal. This twofold movement establishes their product (yoga classes and studios) as unique yet accessible in the marketplace of spirituality and fitness. While these two processes of exoticisation and universalisation seem contradictory, this paper argues that this dissonance is emblematic of the values of the <em>new petite bourgeoisie, </em>a socio-economic class which serves as the main source of cultural capital in contemporary neoliberal societies.</p> Colin H. Simonds Copyright (c) 2022 Department of Languages and Mass Communication School of Arts, Kathmandu University https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46453 Wed, 06 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Narrative Writing as Reflective Practice: Its Therapeutic Relevance https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46454 <p>Reflection refers to an activity or process in which our lived experience is recalled, considered, and critically evaluated. Reflective practice is an increasingly accepted methodology for professional development. Such practice develops an ability of continuous learning while creatively applying current and past experiences along with reasoning to unfamiliar events as they occur. Reflective practice helps doctors to maintain their professional competence on existing knowledge, attitude and behavior. Narrative writing, in this regard, is one of the several ways of reflective practice in which practitioners regularly write reflections about their situation, thought, and action. The reflective practice, also known as ‘Narrative medicine’, has been widely used in medical field. Such practice of narrative medicine can lead to produce more ‘humane’ doctors who can improve the treatment satisfaction in both, the doctors and patients. Hence, narrative writings can improve the treatment and increase the professional competence of the doctors.</p> Kshitiz Upadhyay Dhungel Copyright (c) 2022 Department of Languages and Mass Communication School of Arts, Kathmandu University https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46454 Wed, 06 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Teacher Engagement with Young Children: A Case Study on Early Childhood Development Center of Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46455 <p>The Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has a provision for an Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) center in each school. Accordingly, schools are managing early childhood education and development centers in order to provide a better early learning and development environment for young children. However, the availability of quality human resources is still a critical issue. Keeping the existing reality in view, this study explored how early childhood teachers engaged with their young children (students) by implementing varied early learning activities. We deployed a case study approach and analyzed the cases of two teachers who have worked as early childhood teachers for more than five years. Observation and in-person in-depth interviews were conducted for both cases in this study. Single unit analysis for two cases was applied to analyze and draw meaning and implications of the study. This study finds that in order to engage young children in early learning, the teacher-directed approach could be useful, with the teacher taking multiple roles: as a planner, as an environment creator, as a decision maker and as a transformative practitioner.</p> Bibek Dahal, Meenakshi Dahal, Sanam Maskey Copyright (c) 2022 Department of Languages and Mass Communication School of Arts, Kathmandu University https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46455 Wed, 06 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Integration for Quality Education: A study for Equity and Justice https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46456 <p>There is a long history of more than six decades of technological development and its incorporation in education. A large volume of literature and research focuses on the importance of technology integration in order to create an educational environment conducive to a higher-order learning opportunity. Adaptation of technology became more pertinent in the present context of COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are concerns about whether all learners worldwide are getting equitable access to technology in learning. In this context, this paper studies some policy documents from Nepal to explore how technology is integrated to enhance learning. Further, this paper compares Nepal's technological integration based on the common core state standards from the United States. This literature review identifies that Nepal's educational authorities need serious attention to invest in technological infrastructure and prepare for technology integration in education. This paper aims to inform and evoke policymakers, school/college leaders, teachers, and parents to put an effort to incorporate technology as one of the inevitable means to quality education.</p> Amrit B. Thapa Copyright (c) 2022 Department of Languages and Mass Communication School of Arts, Kathmandu University https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46456 Wed, 06 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 लेखनाथ पौड्याल र तरुण तपसीको वैचारिक पक्ष Lekhnath Paudyal ra Tarun Tapasiko Vaicharik Pakshya https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46457 <p>यो लेख लेखनाथद्वारा रचिएको तरुण तपसीको वैचारिक पक्ष भन्ने विषयमा केन्द्रित छ । यसमा उनको जीवनी पनि प्रस्तुत गरिएको छ । यसका अतिरिक्त प्रस्तुत लेखमा विषय प्रवेश, पौड्यालको जीवन यात्रा र ।।।तरुण तपसी’ को वैचारिक पक्षलाई क्रमिक रूपमा विश्लेषण गरिएको छ । वैचारिक पक्षको विश्लेषण गर्दा उनले व्यक्त गरेका आध्यात्मिक, सामाजिक र आर्थिक जस्ता विषयहरू पनि यसमा समाविष्ट छन् । उल्लिखित विषयहरूलाई १५ वटा शीर्षकमा विभाजन गरी क्रमशः प्रस्तुत गरिएको छ ।</p> रामचन्द्र Ramchandra पौडेल Poudel Copyright (c) 2022 Department of Languages and Mass Communication School of Arts, Kathmandu University https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46457 Wed, 06 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Editorial Vol-8 https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46444 <p>Not Available</p> Nirmala Mani Adhikary Copyright (c) 2022 Department of Languages and Mass Communication School of Arts, Kathmandu University https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BOHDI/article/view/46444 Wed, 06 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000