An urgent plea to protect healthcare providers

Published On: September 28, 2023 10:00 AM NPT By: Dr Jimmy Kayastha

In Nepal, the distressing surge in violence against healthcare professionals has plunged us into a pressing crisis that demands our undivided attention. Within the walls of healthcare facilities, from inpatient wards to emergency departments, incidents of workplace violence have spiked alarmingly, leaving our dedicated healthcare workers exposed to the harsh realities of verbal abuse and physical aggression. This vulnerability not only fuels burnout among our medical staff but also chips away at their sense of security, eroding the very foundation of our healthcare system.

Nepal's Constitution and Disability Inclusion: A Gap Between Law and Reality

Published On: September 20, 2023 11:30 AM NPT By: Nir Shrestha

Disability is a condition shaped by existing physical, social, environmental, and communication barriers. Regrettably, it is often perceived through the lens of either charity or the medical model, resulting in individuals with disabilities being relegated to the status of dependents rather than active citizens.

A Letter to the Constitution of Nepal, 2015

Published On: September 20, 2023 10:00 AM NPT By: Akhilesh Tripathi

It’s your ninth birthday today. And the people who whipped you up eight years ago have decided to throw you a shindig. Get ready for the extravaganza! They've got "grand" programs loaded with political speeches that are essentially just verbal fireworks, and they're happening in every district HQ today.

Healthcare’s Evolution beyond Digital Anxieties

Published On: September 18, 2023 10:00 AM NPT By: Dr Jimmy Kayastha

The internet, while a remarkable tool, often exacerbates anxiety by offering raw information bereft of the human touch needed for proper context.

Managing stray animals

Published On: September 6, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Dr Kedar Karki

Socially and politically, the issue of stray animals has become a part of a big debate today. But till date, no organization or government has taken any effective steps to solve this problem. These animals often block traffic flow resulting in unnecessary wastage of time and many road accidents.

Calm Down, Mayor Saap, Calm Down!

Published On: September 4, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: Akhilesh Tripathi

Kathmandu Mayor Balendra Shah (Balen) has once again thrust himself into the limelight, and it's as if he's the star of a never-ending soap opera. Since late Saturday evening, he's been popping up everywhere, from casual tea-shop banter to highbrow intellectual debates. Newsrooms have morphed into Balen-themed bingo parlors, and trust me, the stakes are high!

‘Shattered Silence’ : Analysing Nepal’s Legal Landscape in light of recent court ruling

Published On: September 2, 2023 10:15 AM NPT By: Aditya Raut

Loud screams. Dreadful touch. ‘NO!’ A vehement “NO!” she’s left breathless, suffocating. Echoes of terror stemming not from the external world but from the person you took vows with. Isn’t it obvious that you can force your significant other to physically satiate you, and neglect what the other person wants.

Nepali diaspora is against traditional malpractices in Nepal

Published On: August 28, 2023 10:15 AM NPT By: Prabesh Koirala

Although the battle between ultra nationalists and the readily villainized Nepali diaspora appears to be over economical disagreements on the surface, the true war is entirely political.

Nepal’s Chaotic Corruption Circus

Published On: August 24, 2023 03:00 PM NPT By: Akhilesh Tripathi

In today’s modern era, trying to judge someone by their appearance is like attempting to decipher a Rubik's Cube while riding a unicycle blindfolded. It's as tricky as figuring out who's a thief, a pickpocket, a robber, or heaven forbid, a politician!

Is a four-year bachelor’s program a burden on Nepali students?

Published On: August 14, 2023 07:50 PM NPT By: Dr Alok K Bohara

Tribhuvan University (TU) officials have put forth the idea of reducing the current four-year bachelor's program to three years in order to alleviate the burden on Nepali students and parents. They cite countries like the UK and India as arguments for such a proposal and argue that Nepal should produce graduates for the country, rather than following the 4-year model used in America. The arguments presented seem somewhat misplaced and lack thorough assessment. Instead of delving into details, I will make two points.