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.

Unlocking the lockdown

Published On: May 30, 2020 01:28 PM NPT By: Ashmita Shahi

If I asked you a question – are you bored of the lockdown? - I am pretty sure all of you would say ‘yes’.

The development of modern and contemporary art in Nepal

Published On: May 26, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Netra Bahadur Khattri

The Nepali art is believed to have started from the Nepal Valley which is now called the Kathmandu Valley. Ancient Nepal used to be a land-linked prosperous country, a prime locale between India and China, bridging and uniting diverse peoples. Travel and mercantile relations brought about an inter-penetration of philosophies and traditions, adding a new dimension to the Nepali culture and vice versa.

Hello, big brother!

Published On: May 26, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

Brother is a loving word, but holds a little meaning in Kaliyug. This is the age where the closest hurts you the most. There are two typical well known 'brothers' in South Asia who have once again captured wide attention. The big brother and small brother have not yet settled their boundaries and the story is interesting!

Life after COVID-19

Published On: May 20, 2020 02:40 PM NPT By: Aadersh Joshi

Black Death wiped out half of England’s population in the 18th century but it also laid the foundation for the industrial revolution. Japan, after the World War II, changed its social hierarchy and followed the technological-based social structure to rescue its economy.

COVID-19 has helped explore my inner-self

Published On: May 19, 2020 02:01 PM NPT By: Eveeta Shakya

Today is the 57th of the nationwide lockdown. But I do not feel the reason to complain about the situation. Reclining on my comfortable red chair sunken in the middle of my garden, I feel peace and calm. The rare reverberation of the chirping birds, so distinct from the times when the world just made it hard to indulge, in nature through the overshadowed cacophony outside gives one inner peace.

Why SEE should be cancelled. It's time for the government to listen to us

Published On: May 19, 2020 01:24 PM NPT By: Lavana Dixit

COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The first outbreak was reported in December 2019. It has now affected more than 4.8 million people worldwide and the cases are increasing in Nepal, almost 400 cases have already been detected. The cases are increasing and we know it, yet the Ministry of Education is adamant about not cancelling the SEE. The education minister has been saying that the exams will be held two or three weeks after the lockdown. SEE/ SLC is a board exam that has been held since 1990 B.S. But is it necessary for all students to take this exam to complete grade 10 and to graduate to higher secondary or intermediate level education (12th grade)?

The illusive alternative education in pandemic

Published On: May 18, 2020 05:00 PM NPT By: Prisha Kafle

The world right now is facing a pandemic due to the novel coronavirus. It has become a threat to mankind. The global lockdowns have consequently affected all sectors of human life, among which, the education sector has been majorly affected.

As a tenth grader, I urge the government to cancel the SEE and save lives of 4,82,219 students

Published On: May 13, 2020 11:39 AM NPT By: Bardan Yash Rayamajhi

As a tenth grader who is supposed to take the SEE exam but cannot due to the coronavirus pandemic, a thought is always circling in my mind: Will the exams be canceled? When will the exams start? Almost half a million students across the country are thinking the same. This is one of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Nepal.