High altitude rescue: Left for dead

When the news of her missing husband reached Chin’s wife, she contacted Global Rescue and asked it to mount a search and rescue. The insurer refused to help, saying her husband may have died and it was not liable (Photo : Wui Kin Chin/Facebook)


Traveling exhibition from Germany

Traveling exhibition from Germany (Photo: German Embassy)


Diasporic nostalgia

NRNs celebrating the ‘Nepal Festival’ in Melbourne (Photo: Deepa Rai’s Facebook)

Deepa Rai

Four tumultuous decades of live music in Nepal

Prism in a photo from 1978. This is the original line-up that got the Soaltee Contract in 1979. From left to right: Pemba Lepcha, Prolad Roka, George Subba and Dinesh Rai.

Dinesh Rai

A game changer in hydropower

Proper implementation of the two new Indian policies on cross-border hydropower and energy banking will make Nepal the biggest exporter of electricity in the whole of Asia

Bikash Thapa

Kathmandu as a cosmos

Artist Suman’s 16th solo art exhibition at the Baber Mahal-based Siddhartha Art Gallery, with 29 exhibits, kicked off on Jan 23. Inspired by the rich Maithili heritage, the artist uses acrylic and natural dyes to paint. (Photo: Robin Neupane)


Why is ‘this’ road one-way, and why is ‘that’ not?

When a road is made one-way, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division gets lots of complaints from the public about having to waste time and petrol in taking a longer route. But there are collective benefits to it

Akriti Manandhar

The mythical, symbolism-laden stories of Swasthani

A popular ritual among Hindus, the recitation of Swasthani Brata Katha, which is dedicated to Goddess Swasthani, starts from the full moon day in mid-January


What will happen to two transitional justice bodies?

The extended tenure of the two commissions the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Inves­tigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) expires on Feb 10.

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Continued civil servant adjustment controversy hindering...

Number of civil servants required In the federal government : 46,000 In the provinces : 22,000 At the local level : 67,750 Total civil servants at present : 86,000

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Lack of homework adds doubt to new alcohol rules

Perhaps the most troubling aspect about the new regulations is lack of homework. This risks not only a backlash. It could also promote hooch. In neighboring Bihar, the number of those killed by spurious alcohol has shot up following the state’s blanket...


The place of alcohol in Newari community

A woman struggles to get a few drops of a traditional Newari liquor on the occasion of Indra Jatra at Basantapur, Kathmandu. The alcohol coming out of the deity Shweta Bhairab’s mouth is taken as a blessing | Uma Bista

Akriti Manandhar

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