Cultivating sensitivity

The traffic light was quickly turning green and I made my mind to help him cross the street and grabbed his arm. He shrugged my hands off and said, “I can manage”. I was awestruck.

Sanjeev Dahal

Walking the talk

The importance of a few demonstration projects in attracting infrastructure finance into Nepal cannot be overstated

John Narayan Parajuli

Pain of ideological decline

Madan Bhandari wanted to unearth the reasons behind the failure of the communist movement in Madhes. Unfortunately, no UML leader showed interest in this issue after his demise

Hridayesh Tripathi

Science is the problem

Modern science, touted as the solution to the plastic crisis and the fossil fuel debacle, is in fact the cause of our environmental problems

Sushma Joshi

Indo-Nepal ties: Work in progress

PM Oli seems worried that at least some elements of the Indian establishment are back to using their old bag of tricks in Nepal

Biswas Baral

Endangered species

With no ocean in Nepal, and with fires containing plastic burning pretty much 24/7 around town, why have we in Kathmandu simultaneously and without collusion decided to send the plastic straw into extinction?

Jackie Taylor

The tiger’s destiny

If we allow this railway, opening the flood of wildlife traffickers and poachers that are sure to follow, what will be left?

Sushma Joshi

Comrades to enemies

Although the KMT and the CPC shared the same political desire, the communist party still needed to safeguard the interests of the working class in the cities and carry out land ownership reform in the countryside

Lin Ning

Foreign policy challenges

Only by operationalizing broad directives and by bringing party representatives on the same page can the MoFA avoid getting caught in difficult diplomatic situations

John Narayan Parajuli

Building District Coordination Committees

It is important to review the situation and adopt an effective, yet a cautious, approach to the roles of the DAs and the DCCs in order to expedite the process of their development and institutionalization

Bipin Adhikari

Arduous road ahead for Nepal’s GOP

Despite his unpopularity among the youth, Deuba maintains a strong hold on party organization. He could very well emerge victorious in the next General Convention if there are multiple contenders

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Gun-barrel justice

The federal government seems intent on taking the law into its own hands


Risky foreign policy

By not strategizing, Nepal is accumulating too much risk in exchange for very little benefits from the rival strategies of BRI and IPS

John Narayan Parajuli

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