Reawakening in Nepal for territory

Published On: May 20, 2020 02:18 PM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

The government of Nepal recently endorsed a new political map of Nepal by including the Limpiadhura region. This move came days after the government of India inaugurated a road linking India to Tibet of China through Lipulek, which forms part of the Limpiadhura region.

Democracies are better at managing crises

Published On: May 20, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Shlomo Ben-Ami

TEL AVIV – The COVID-19 crisis has become the latest front in the escalating clash of ideologies that has become a central feature of geopolitics in recent years. Representing authoritarianism is China, which has touted the success of its aggressive lockdown strategy in curbing the coronavirus’s spread. Representing democracy are a broad array of countries, some of which have responded far worse than others. So, which political system is better suited to managing crises?

Save the bees, support the beekeepers

Published On: May 19, 2020 06:20 PM NPT By: Dr Somsak Pipoppinyo

The global attention has been brought to the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy following a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2017 declaring May 20 as the “World Bee Day (WBD)”. The first observance of WBD was held on 20 May 2018 in Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia. Each year, observation of WBD highlights the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping ecosystem healthy.

Deglobalization and its discontents

Published On: May 19, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Richard N Haass

NEW YORK – Increasing global interconnection—growing cross-border flows of people, goods, energy, emails, television and radio signals, data, drugs, terrorists, weapons, carbon dioxide, food, dollars, and, of course, viruses (both biological or software)—has been a defining feature of the modern world. The question, though, is whether globalization has peaked – and, if so, whether what follows is to be welcomed or resisted.

FDI post Covid-19

Published On: May 19, 2020 03:00 PM NPT By: Sunil KC

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is changing the world drastically. The crisis has turned into an unbelievable loss of human lives and millions of people are being infected every day. Governments are putting their utmost efforts to control the pandemic; and global pharmaceutical companies as well as scientists are in the research mode to develop COVID-19 vaccine. At the same time, pandemic is leading world towards financial slowdown and international financial institutions such as Asian Development Bank (ADB) have estimated global cost of pandemic could range from USD 2.0 trillion to $ 4.1 trillion; equivalent loss of between 2.3 to 4.8 percent of global GDP. Nepal is acutely feeling the brunt.

Crises to come

Published On: May 19, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Manjeet Mishra

Crises have been a normal feature of human history. Nations have faced natural disasters, political and economic upheavals. The fact that they emerged stronger each time is a tribute to the amazing abilities of human imagination. The differentiator, however between progressive and regressive nations, has been the response each posed depending upon the gravity of the situation.

Saving Salahesh Fulbari and the Eastern Churia Landscape

Published On: May 19, 2020 01:15 PM NPT By: Dr Kanchan Thapa

"Biologists often begin autobiographical sketches by describing an idyllic childhood spent in a company of bugs and salamander," says Eric Dinerstein, a noted wildlife biologist. For me, it was no different. I sketched my childhood,  a boy from Kathmandu,] who spent two months of winter vacations in the warm and dusty plains of Salahesh fulbari, playing with the buffalo shepherd, fishing and taking mud baths in the paddy fields. Geographically located in Lahan Municipality in Siraha district, Salahesh fulbari includes six hectares of forested gardens with historical and cultural significance. The area was famous for a species of orchid that was believed to bloom only on the eve and first day of the Nepali new year. Underground water ran through this garden, forming small rivulets, flowing out, and used by hundreds of villagers to water their paddy fields. These deeply rooted cultural beliefs—tied to the various ecosystem services that the land provides to locals—explains fulbari’s significance.

The perverse mathematics of tragedy

Published On: May 18, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Subhash Ghimire

A 29-year-old mother of two children, one of whom was born just nine days before at TUTH, from Bahrabise Municipality-9, Ramche, died of coronavirus complications at Dhulikhel Hospital on Saturday, May the 16th.

Keep the border regulated

Published On: May 18, 2020 03:30 PM NPT By: Nara Bahadur Kandel

Territory, legitimate government, population, recognition by other countries, sovereignty and military force constitute a state. Among all the elements territory is the first and foremost important element. And that particular territory of a state has to be defined, delineated and well protected. The people of that particular state have sovereign rights within that designated borders.

Why we should care about museums

Published On: May 18, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Prem Singh Basnyat

Today (May 18) is the International Museum Day, the day which, because of pandemic ruling the whole world, is likely to remain unnoticed. Museology and history have yet to become the subjects of intense study in Nepal anyway.