Playing a Losing Game: Sexism in the gaming industry

An in-depth look into how sexism and sexist actions are pervasive in all aspects of the video game industry. This video was produced at the height of the Gamergate controversy and therefore examines some of the issues brought up at that time.

Ceremony in Dhading District

My first work trip saw me headed northwest of the city, to Dhading District, for a very important ceremony for the Sana Kisan Bikas Bank (my employer). The bank was officially handing over management of one of their banking cooperatives to the various small farmer members. The day saw the majority of the bank’s 600 members…

Intro to Nepali Food

This post was intended to be all about the wonders of Nepali food. What it turned into was a recap of everything I ate for a week. So instead of getting into the intricacies of cooking in a country where having your tanker truck full of black market cooking gas stopped by the police until…

Nepal Bound

I’m in Vancouver. I’m drinking Starbucks. I’m a big ball of mixed emotions. I’m listening to Alabama Shakes. That’s probably not helping. I’ve got five hours to kill and sixteen Canadian dollars to spend. Ohmygod. Cute police dog in front of me. Must resist urge to pet. “Miss You” is playing and now I’m crying…

Opinion: Pack Your Bags!

I don’t have the money.  I don’t have the time.  I have the rest of my life to travel. Sound familiar? Maybe even like something you may have said to yourself?  Welcome to the plight of the 21st century university student. Don’t worry though, you can travel in university, or at any time in your…

Ottawa’s Best Food Trucks

Ottawa has had fries, hot dogs and poutine for years but only recently did the city approve a new plan to get more diverse fare out on the streets.  Here are five of the most enticing food trucks in the city! For the full mouth-watering article, visit HerCampus Carleton.

Student Life in Dzaleka

This short documentary was produced for World University Service of Canada in Malawi. It features the students and beneficiaries of the Student Refugee Program, a program that sends students from the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi to various Canadian universities to study. The purpose of this video was for those students to be able to share…

A Farmer’s Persepctive

George Wright is an organic farmer just outside of Ottawa. He has a 50 acre farm where he grows various types of grain, which he then sells at the Ottawa Farmer’s Market.  According to Wright, the decision to move into retail was an easy one. As the only grain farmer at the Ottawa market, he…

Rick MacInnes-Rae Interview Excerpt

As part of a project with the Canadian War Museum, I had the opportunity to interview esteemed Canadian journalist, Rick MacInnes-Rae about his time as a war correspondent. This is a short preview of some of the most compelling parts of a one-hour feature length interview.

Can organic farming stop world hunger?

As part of a larger feature for capitalnews.ca I wrote a piece that looks at whether organic farming is the more sustainable option for feeding a planet that’s population is set to exceed 9 billion by 2050. Read the full story here.  As an accompaniment to my story, I also produced a short video interview with…

LGBT Rights in Russia: How a generation will make all the difference

Earlier this month, the International Olympic Committee took a stand against intolerance. The committee unanimously accepted a recommendation to include sexual orientation in the existing anti-discrimination clause of the Olympic Charter. From now on, all host cities will have to include the clause in their signed agreements. This means 2022 bidders Kazakhstan and China will…