Dharma Nanda Adhikari has been in the media and communication fields since the 1980s. He has worked as a reporter, writer, editor, columnist, and an educator. He is the author of A Compassionate Journalist (2010), a biography of Bharat Dutta Koirala, the winner of the 2002 Magsaysay award in journalism and creative communication arts. Dharma's writings have been published in a wide variety of outlets from Nepal and elsewhere. During much of the 2010s, he wrote a regular media criticism column for Republica, published out of Kathmandu. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication, Shantou University, China.