Hong Kong is China’s matter

Published On: June 28, 2020 12:13 PM NPT By: Harish Chandra Shah

Hong Kong is a special administrative region (SAR) of China. Surrounded by the South China Sea on all sides except the north, which neighbours the Guangdong city of Shenzhen, Hong Kong has a free market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system.  It is said that Hong Kong is a paradise for shopping, a unique place where the East meets the West and old meets new. So living in Hong Kong will be an amazing experience, everybody loves this cosmopolitan city. There is a moderately large population of Nepali people in Hong Kong.

Youth awakening

Published On: June 23, 2020 05:10 PM NPT By: Pankaj Rai and Krishna Panday

Mao once said a revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture or doing an embroidery.

Change thyself

Published On: June 22, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Bikash Dahal

Nepal has approximately 30 million people with a median age of 24.6 years. Of this approximately half of the working age people are either working or studying abroad. A country with citizens who proudly claim to be the daughters and sons of brave Gurkha took more than four decades to print a map with the land that was always ours.

Online classes remind us of our privileges

Published On: June 15, 2020 11:20 AM NPT By: Chetana Bhandari

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all forced to self-isolate and stay at home in order to protect ourselves from coronavirus. Our lives have changed drastically since the lockdown began. Schools, stores, and restaurants are closed.

Online harassment: Another barrier to gender equality?

Published On: June 11, 2020 07:02 PM NPT By: Apsana Kafle

Today’s world is changing rapidly. Technologies are escalating and everything appears to be digitizing. One way or the other, our lifestyles have been integrated with the sphere of the internet, smartphones and social networking. The COVID-19 situation imposes a lockdown, where new adjustments need to be made for connecting and knowledge building.

Youth and good governance

Published On: June 10, 2020 03:20 PM NPT By: Jagdish Ayer

Youth represent the largest segment in Nepali society. According to Nepal’s National Youth Policy, approximately 20.8 percent of the total population of the country falls in the age group 16-25 years while 40.68 percent of the population falls in the age group 16-40.

Justice for Nawaraj

Published On: June 10, 2020 12:49 PM NPT By: Brabim Karki

On May 23, Nawaraj Bk, along with a group of his friends from Jajarkot district, traveled to Soti in Chaujahari Municipality of Western Rukum district to bring Nawaraj’s girlfriend as his bride back to their home district. But they were attacked with weapons, stones and chased into the Bheri River. The dead bodies of five men including Nawaraj were discovered later while another man is still missing.

How do we measure human development?

Published On: June 6, 2020 08:45 AM NPT By: Ishwari Prasad Banjade

Human development should be seen as an extensive, innovative, appreciative and community procedure, rather than a simple expansion of health, education and income. The developing world should focus on constructing the basic human capabilities for a rational development. Human development is the key theoretical measure of socio-economic progress.

Let’s vow to make the use of international conventions to protect biodiversity

Published On: June 4, 2020 08:29 AM NPT By: Janak Prasad Pandey

June 5 has been celebrated as the World Environment Day since 1974. The theme of this year's environment day is: "The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature." This year's celebration is going to be quite different from the previous ones due to the ongoing pandemic.

Slow learners and remote pedagogy

Published On: June 1, 2020 08:25 PM NPT By: Irina Aryal

The lockdown imposed to control the highly contagious COVID-19 has been extended yet another time till June 14. As the viral infection has been increasingly affecting people across the country - even taking their lives - it is uncertain how long this order of home confinement will continue. The uncertainty is all the more telling in the education sector, which is expected to be the last one to open even if the movement restriction is lifted.