Gulf of distrust

Published On: June 15, 2019 02:00 AM NPT By: Hemant Arjyal

There is good prospect for trans-Himalayan airways, not just “South of Himalayas,” that could help bring in better connectivity benefits in future

Director and the troll

Published On: June 15, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mukesh Khanal

Whether a movie is actually bad is beside the point. Your movie may win an Oscar, but if I don’t like it, I still have the freedom to shout from the mountain tops that your movie is bad

Let freedom rule

Published On: June 15, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Anup Raj Dhungana

We cannot let the police to decide which expressions are criminal, which opinions are unsayable, which ideas are beyond humor or ridicule. It is the road to totalitarianism

Making SEZs successful

Published On: June 13, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Special economic zones are considered to be important vehicle for industrialization as development of such zones is intended to encourage domestic and foreign investment, create jobs, enhance production of goods and services and generate additional export. Neighboring countries India, China and Bangladesh have made substantial progress in increasing industrial production and export from the successful management and operation of special economic zones, also called SEZs.

Science of neglect

Published On: June 13, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Siddhartha Hamal Dhakal/Ujjwol Paudel

Science and technology is yet to become a topic of mainstream debate in Nepali media. In national media, it occupies only a tiny fraction of space, and we rarely have scientific programs that cultivate in general public the importance of science. There is little conversation going on about this topic among the government agencies. What’s worse, our academic institutions do not promote science in ways they need to. They are failing at the most fundamental level: not teaching students what science actually is and how it can be advanced.

India’s digital disruption

Published On: June 13, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Nandan Nilekani

OXFORD – Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such as education and health to their citizens. The public services of the future should be effective, efficient, fair, data-driven, and responsive to individual needs. And the groundwork to turn this vision into reality needs to be laid now.

Remembering Prabhakar Rana

Published On: June 12, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Siddhartha Thapa

Before uprising in April 2006, Prabhakar Rana had worked extensively to get Henry Kissinger to visit Nepal to persuade King Gyanendra to reconcile with political parties

Should Russians hug Chinese?

Published On: June 12, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Nina L. Khrushcheva

Putin and Xi are vying for global leadership in challenging the United States and the West, and both are channeling their ruthless predecessors in the process

Media for development

Published On: June 12, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Prakash Acharya

News, features, commentaries, analyses, pictures, cartoon, interviews and round table discussions should be focused on development needs of Nepal

Decoding budget

Published On: June 11, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

One striking feature of Nepal budgeting has been that almost the entire amount of revenue collected from domestic sources gets spent for recurrent expenditures