Why economics must go digital

Published On: June 11, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Diane Coyle

As several recent reports have pointed out, the digital economy poses a problem for competition policy

Saving Kathmandu

Published On: June 11, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Kripendra Amatya

The houses and structures which have blocked rajkulos and canals should be shifted elsewhere

Debating BRI

Published On: June 10, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Bipin Ghimire

Nepal needs to mainstream the BRI debate and analytically distinguish its pros and cons for Nepal’s long-term economic growth, political stability and operational autonomy

Solving refugee problem

Published On: June 10, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Daoud Kuttab

If the US really wants to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it should adopt the practical positions that Palestinian negotiators were ready to accept nearly 20 years ago

Rise of a common man

Published On: June 10, 2019 12:05 AM NPT By: Chandra Prasad Luitel

People found in Modi a person they could relate to. When he named himself a chaukidar, the guard of the people, they fell for him

Clash of elites

Published On: June 9, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Babu Ram Neupane

Elitism has an inverse relationship with the underprivileged and marginalized. However, many people often rise to the ranks of elitism championing the cause of the underserved and downtrodden. But most of them transform into defenders of elites or establishments in no time. Power and influence play hide and seek with them. This mostly coincides with the rise and fall of political establishments and cultural and social forces of the day.

Biting back

Published On: June 9, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Snakebite is a serious cause of disability and death in mostly poor, rural and hard-to-reach communities worldwide. Though just 250 of 3000-odd species of snakes are medically important, their impact can be devastating: Across the globe, snakebite envenoming is reported to cause the death of up to 138 000 people annually, while up to three times that number are estimated to suffer amputation, physical or psychological disability. The need to take action is clear, and core to the principle of leaving no one behind.

Britain after Trump and Brexit

Published On: June 9, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Gordon Brown

LONDON – After three days of pomp and ceremony that presented an image of a seemingly unchanging Britain, US President Donald Trump has now departed London. But beneath the veneer of pageantry, Britain is consumed not only by a stalled Brexit and the unending debate about it, but also by a far more profound crisis of identity: a struggle to rediscover what it is to be British.

Why English?

Published On: June 9, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Ravi Nayak/Bidhi Mandal

With over one hundred languages spoken within the territory of 1,47,181 square kilometers, Nepal has faced the problem of accommodating lingual concerns of various ethnic communities. The constitution has recognized all mother tongues as national language and granted fundamental right to the citizens to pursue primary education in mother tongue.

My pedicure session

Published On: June 8, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Usha Pokharel

I am not a fan of surprises, but sometimes these surprises are fun. One such surprise happened to me few weeks back.  The surprise was one session of pedicure.  I have to accept that it was an opportunity to experience the pleasures of modern pedicure for the first time in my life.  When I was asked if I wanted to participate in this experience, at first, I was not sure and was almost tempted to deny, but at the end I accepted it.