Back in black

Published On: June 8, 2016 02:31 PM NPT By: Nirmal Kumar Raut

Blockade created favorable climate for unscrupulous traders to do more transactions off the official radar The recent unofficial Indian blockade had a debilitating effect on Nepali economy already crippled by poor growth in manufacturing and agriculture, high inflation, never-ending blackouts and low infrastructure investment. Illegal trading activities grew not only in border towns, but also in urban areas where demand for essential goods is relatively high.

China express

Published On: June 8, 2016 02:17 PM NPT By: Biswas Baral

The argument that the Himalayas offer the best defense against China is contradicted by rapid expansion of Chinese rail lines in Tibetan plateau A few weeks ago I was talking to a New Delhi-based Nepali academic who has closely followed recent Nepal-India engagements.

On “good writers”

Published On: June 7, 2016 07:56 PM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

The belief that you need to be a "good writer" to write effectively is a myth that has insalubrious consequences

Full of potential

Published On: June 7, 2016 07:47 PM NPT By: Bishnu Raj Upreti

Women's engagement in high-value export-led agriculture has contributed to their social, economic and political empowerment

Powerful Leaders

Published On: June 7, 2016 07:34 PM NPT By: Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Machiavelli understood that fear and love are not opposites, and that the opposite of love—hatred—is dangerous for leaders

Combating hypertension

Published On: June 7, 2016 02:16 PM NPT By: Ann Aerts

Hypertension affects a staggering one billion people worldwide and causes 10 million deaths annually

Dangerous Duet

Published On: June 6, 2016 07:27 PM NPT By: Rohit Karki

The Doval-Rae doctrine wants assurance that naturalized citizenship holders in Nepal will get to become president and prime minister

Do it yourself

Published On: June 6, 2016 07:25 PM NPT By: Hari Prasad Shrestha

The government must look to build medium and large power projects to meet internal demand on its own

Unequal societies

Published On: June 6, 2016 11:24 AM NPT By: Ngaire Woods

Many suspect that the rich are getting richer because they are not held to the same rules as everyone else

Seven wasted months

Published On: June 5, 2016 08:09 PM NPT By: David Kainee

Oli's government neither talks with Madheshi parties nor is it keen on improving Nepal's strained relations with India