Peking roast duck in Kathmandu

Many Chinese restaurants in Kathmandu are not authentic Chinese. Yes, but so what? What is authentic Chinese food?

Lin Ning

Conserve water, South Asia!

South Asia cannot afford a drought. We are a continent of a billion and a half people dependent on rain-fed agriculture

Sushma Joshi

‘Honorary’ foreign policy

NRNs are honorary consuls in Australia, Canada, Belarus, Cyprus, Portugal, the US and Germany. They have no responsibility besides catering to high-level Nepali dignitaries when they visit these countries.

Chandra Shekhar Adhikari

“Because it’s there”

Liz Hawley and her trusty VW | Eric Simonson

Jackie Taylor

Vault of history XVII: First civilian PM

King Tribhuvan chose Matrika Prasad Koirala as the prime minister following the downfall of the Rana oligarchy and the resignation of Mohan Shumsher

Hari Bahadur Thapa

Deficient despite numbers

Prime Minister KP Oli’s recently-completed Europe visit suggestsour state capability is at its weakest in a long, long time


Taming forest fires

Experiences from around the world show that only broadly collaborative and coordinated efforts are likely to work when it comes to managing as well as mitigating the damages from forest fires

Ashok Parajuli

Vault of history XVI: Good riddance

Kirti Nidhi Bista with his wife in 1978 | P.Y. Tang

Hari Bahadur Thapa

Is Western civilization a sham?

Everything Western Civilization told us was “dirty” is in fact ecologically clean, whereas everything they’ve told us is clean is in fact highly toxic

Sushma Joshi

Vault of history XV: Indian military on the Chinese...

The Indian military mission showed no sign of leaving after a year, which caused infighting in the ruling Congress. Its leader BP Koirala issued a statement saying that “the Indian military mission, which had come here for a year, should be sent back”

Hari Bahadur Thapa


Despite being British, I know nothing about cricket. Or little about it. I have, over the years, watched the IPL matches out of India. With interesting names such as Chennai Super Kings, there is a little more spice to watching this cricket league

Jackie Taylor

Great country, greater challenges

The present western model of development adopted since the nineties has failed to pull Nepal out of the morass of poverty and backwardness

Laxman Pant

Vault of history XIV : India’s Trojan horses

US President John F. Kennedy meets the then Nepali Ambassador to the US Matrika Prasad Koirala in the Oval Office, White House, in 1961 |

Hari Bahadur Thapa

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