‘Don’t follow patterns, break rules’

Published On: October 6, 2016 05:40 PM NPT By: Abani Malla

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Stephen Freiheit, a Denmark based photographer and artist was recently in Kathmandu to attend the annual award event hosted by South Asia Communications (SAC) to honor the ‘Pattern Breakers of the months’ (2014-2016).

We are helping consumers share their feelings with Coke

Published On: October 6, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Republica

Coca-Cola has recently launched 'Mann Kholaun Coke Sanga' campaign -- a localized interpretation of Coke's global 'Share a Coke' campaign -- with 15 new labels to celebrate relationships, on the auspicious occasion of Dashain and Tihar festivals. In an email interview to Republica, Alok Kohli, Coca-Cola Country Director, Nepal, talked about Coca-Cola's first of its kind campaign in Nepal and the celebration of relationships. Excerpts:

CPN-UML vice-chairman and deputy parliamentary party leader Subas Chandra Nembang had a bird’s eye view of the constitution-making process in Nepal, having served as the chairman of both the first and the second Constituent Assembly.

'We will empower 5 million women by 2020'

Published On: September 26, 2016 11:55 PM NPT By: Republica

Jackie Duff, the Strategic Program Director of The Coca-Cola Company's Women's Economic Empowerment Programs, was recently in Kathmandu to take stock of the Coke's social business initiatives in Nepal.

Paul Jackson, a political economist working predominantly on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, has closely studied post-conflict African countries like Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. He has also been involved in Nepal’s peace process since 2009, as a foreign consultant helping with the supervision, integration and rehabilitation of ex-Maoist combatants. Republica’s Biswas Baral talked to Jackson, who is also a professor of African Politics at Birmingham University, to understand how the peace process in Nepal compares to other peace processes. Has it been a success? How does Nepal get transitional justice right?

‘Nepal should invest in its human ingenuity’

Published On: September 20, 2016 04:10 PM NPT By: Krishna Dhungana

Professor Dan Shechtman, the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry in 2011, is an Israeli engineer and material scientist. He was recently in Kathmandu to participate in the 13th International Conference on Quasicrystals (His Nobel Prize winning discovery) organized in Dhulikhel.  Akhilesh Tripathi and Krishna Dhungana of Republica Online caught up with Professor Shechtman for an interview.

Meizu products are the best

Published On: September 19, 2016 11:25 PM NPT By: Republica

Meizu, a smart device designers and makers which expanded into the smartphone market in 2008, has forayed into Nepali market with its two smartphone models after building a global presence in Hong Kong, Israel, Russia and Ukraine, among other countries.

‘Live your life with compassion’

Published On: September 16, 2016 10:00 AM NPT By: Prayog Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Born and raised in Kalimpong, India, Bipul Chhetri is probably one of the most popular figures in the contemporary folk genre.

Let there be no illusion, Madhesh has never been India’s priority

Published On: September 14, 2016 12:05 AM NPT By: Republica

President of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, believes that the new constitution cannot be implemented without first addressing the concerns of the agitating Madheshis and Janajatis. Yadav, the former foreign minister and the undisputed leader of the first Madheshi Uprising in 2007, talked to Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal about constitutional amendment, the prime minister’s upcoming India visit and various Madheshi issues in an extensive interview.

'We are not in Nepal to keep an eye on India or China'

Published On: September 7, 2016 04:05 AM NPT By: Republica

The US Assistant Secretary of the State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal oversees US foreign policy in 11 countries, including Nepal. She has closely followed developments in Nepal since her appointment in 2013.