1,000 wasted days

Published On: July 7, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Republica

It’s an ingenious concept; sounds good, too. In the words of the World Bank, “nutrition experts worldwide have determined that the window of opportunity for improving nutrition is small, i.e., the first 1,000 days from the first day of pregnancy through the first two years of life”.

Photo-shopped fame

Published On: July 6, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Republica

Climbing Mount Everest is expensive. For a good reason. It is the highest peak in the world. Those who want to have the rare privilege of scaling it must, goes the justification, be ready to pay a price that is as steep as the arduous climb.

Rotten system

Published On: July 5, 2016 12:45 AM NPT By: Republica

Every day, one Nepali migrant worker dies in Malaysia. A Nepali worker dies every alternate day in Qatar while they die at the rate of five a month in the UAE. And they die young. The average age of Nepali migrants who die abroad is just 30 years.

Time has come

Published On: July 4, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Republica

But even after the unveiling of the budget, Oli refused to step down. This is why Dahal has of late once again tried to woo Congress leadership.

Early warning

Published On: July 2, 2016 12:25 AM NPT By: Republica

The tragedy that unfolded at the Pushpanjali Boarding School located at Lalitpur’s Toukhel on Friday, leading to the deaths of two young students and injuries to 20 others, perfectly epitomizes the great risk school-going students face in the 14 districts affected by last year’s earthquakes.

Comedy of errors

Published On: June 30, 2016 12:25 AM NPT By: Republica

Help for earthquake victims

Don’t rush them

Published On: June 29, 2016 12:20 AM NPT By: Republica

Local-level elections


Published On: June 28, 2016 12:15 AM NPT By: Republica

Punishing extortionist schools

Where to now?

Published On: June 27, 2016 12:15 AM NPT By: Republica

It is strange that the country should still hew to the Cold War-era principle of “non-alignment”.

No cure-all

Published On: June 25, 2016 02:00 AM NPT By: Republica

British Prime Minister David Cameron was effectively leading a double-life. In 2005, he assumed the leadership of the traditionally Euro-skeptic Conservative Party. The Conservatives have always been uncomfortable with unelected bosses in Brussels making important decisions on behalf of Britain. The European Union and its jumble of regulations, in their reckoning, were putting fetters on the high ambitions of a business-oriented Britain.