Poised for progress

Published On: October 13, 2019 02:00 AM NPT By: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

How the WHO South-East Asia Region’s updated Flagship Priorities will accelerate its winning trajectory

Making most of vacations

Published On: October 13, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Usha Pokharel

During this vacation, spend time communicating with your children and understanding their needs. It is important for children and parents to understand each other

Preventing digital feudalism

Published On: October 13, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Mariana Mazzucato

Threat posed by artificial intelligence and other technologies lies in how they are being designed and deployed

Recalling Dashain memories

Published On: October 12, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Babu Ram Neupane

I used to travel five hours through a secluded forest rumored to be infested with tigers and beers to go to my maternal uncle’s house on the day of tika. Primary motivation was dakshina

Xi Jinping in Nepal

Published On: October 12, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

What message will the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal send across the border down south, from where he is coming to Nepal?

Bonds of history

Published On: October 12, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Prem Singh Basnyat

In absence of high-level visits from China, goodwill and cordiality had been shadowed. President Xi Jinping’s arrival in Kathmandu will renew cordial ties between China and Nepal

Moment to cherish

Published On: October 12, 2019 12:00 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

President Xi’s visit will be marked as the most important moment for Nepal in recent history. Xi is not only charismatic he is also a global leader

In memoriam of my son

Published On: October 5, 2019 02:25 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Manu, my son, was born on December 31, 1975, in Alexandria, Virginia, and died on September 9, 2019, just a couple of miles away from the place of his birth. Manu was American by birth but he loved Nepal, in an immense and immeasurable manner, and love of his parents’ land grew overtime for reasons I didn’t ask and Manu never bragged about. I was pleased of him growing up in this way carrying Nepali pride and values and, of course, I felt good about it.

Stop this cruelty

Published On: October 5, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Jivesh Jha

In most Nepali societies, the animals, brought up with love and care, are very often sacrificed as a token of submission to the command of the almighty. The trend of submission to God and sacrificing our ill wills has turned into a show of wealth. So they buy the highest-priced goats and show off in society as well as on social media with pride.

Why democracy fails

Published On: October 5, 2019 12:00 AM NPT By: Sandesh Paudyal

The concept of democracy is fairly straight-forward: ‘Government of the people, by the people and for the people.’ People choose the candidates who they believe are best poised to run the government. Why then is this fairly simple system losing its sheen, not just in Nepal but elsewhere as well? Why are so many “democratic” countries still facing chronic political crisis, rampant corruption, and gross under-development and governance failures?