During my six-week assignment in Nepal, I spent a lot of time with the co-founder of Himalayan HealthCare, Anil Parajuli. One thing is unmistakable. The people of Nepal love this man. Not that I have ever walked the streets with Bono (let alone met him), walking through the streets of Kathmandu and rural villages with Anil was pretty close to it. People of all walks of life wave and call out his name. When I mention my observation, he laughs it off and tells me I am overly dramatic. “No one is that important here,” he says. I beg to differ. He has been named an Ashoka Fellow, recognized as one of the top fifty personalities in Nepal four times and has received numerous awards and has been offered fellowships at Harvard for his efforts.
Debi Lang is a humanitarian and adventure traveler who never leaves home without her camera, well worn hiking boots and groovy headbands. .