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About Me

My name is Damaru Lal Bhandari, and I work for CRSC Nepal.


1981-1982, 1983-1984

  • Three-year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science, University of Bombay.

1979-1980, 1980-1981

  • Intermediate in Arts, K G Joshi College, Bombay.


  • Schooling at St John The Baptist High School, Bombay.


Feb 2008- present 

The assignment involves translating community radio related reports, curricula and study reports while also writing proposals.
Working under the guidance of Raghu Mainali, CRSC Coordinator.

April 2004-2007

Acting Bureau Chief of the Himalayan Times.

My job was to lead, inspire, guide and motivate the 18 member reporting team and conducting newsroom meetings to decide new priority.

March 2002- 2004 

  • Senior Political Correspondent at the Kathmandu Post.

Dec 2000 - Dec 2001

  • Senior Assistant Editor, Space Time Today, a daily newspaper, which has subsequently folded up.

Jul 2000 - Dec 2000 

  • Associate Editor of Image Nepal and Tourism News Digest.

Jul 1998 - Jun 2000

  • Sub-editor at the Kathmandu Post.

Dec 1995 - Jun 1998

  • Senior Correspondent, The Independent, a weekly newspaper, which has subsequently folded up.


  • Bill Controller, Hotel Himalaya


  • Was member of the 36-member prime ministerial contingent when Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala went on a state visit to India after the 2006 political change.
  • Has received PME training as part of the arrangement with Free Voice from Colombo-based MDF South Asia in Kathmandu.
  • Drew up a "Master Plan On Development of Wetland Surrounding Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve" after entering an agreement with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal in 2002.
  • Was a lead researcher for German Development Cooperation (DED) to conduct a survey of its clients' satisfaction.
  • Have translated three (3) books on community radio from English into Nepali language for CRSC Nepal.
  • Have edited two (2) doctoral theses.
  • Have translated a book on Nepalese political developments which unfolded after February 1, 2005 for Columbia University.
  • Have served as lead researcher/consultant for German Development Cooperation (DED) to conduct a survey of customer satisfaction.
  • Have attended scores of seminars and workshops on development-related themes, including communication and development.



  • English



  • Reading and creative writing


  • Raghu Mainali, CRSC, Kathmandu, Nepal


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