Restoring forest requires local action

Published On: March 21, 2021 10:20 AM NPT By: Ananta Bhandari

Forests are heavily exploited in Nepal’s Terai region with growing fragmentation of the contiguous expanse of forests in the region. Following the eradication of malaria in the 1960s, large scale migration from the hills to the low-lying region of Terai due to its fertile plains and accessibility has resulted in declining forest cover. For instance, deforestation rates stood at 1.3% per annum between 1979 and 1991. Rapid forest loss and fragmentation has consequently forced megafauna; including tigers, to live in isolated patches and led to declining populations.

Rewriting the history of subalterns

Published On: March 21, 2021 07:15 AM NPT By: Anish Kumar Thokar

Study of history through Tamang people’s perspective is important not just because it unlocks answers about the past of this community but also because it helps to ask right questions about them.

Tackling the global learning crisis

Published On: March 20, 2021 08:00 AM NPT By: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

The long-term costs of the current education gap are too large to ignore. So, what can be done?

The media-capture epidemic

Published On: March 19, 2021 08:00 AM NPT By: Marius Dragomir

The epidemic of media capture will continue to spread. As long as it does, no country will be safe from the threat.

How Bhutan is fooling the world about refugee crisis

Published On: March 19, 2021 07:15 AM NPT By: Hari Khanal

The resettled Bhutanese need to come together to make the international community aware about the reality and exert diplomatic pressure on Bhutan.

Why K P Oli must go

Published On: March 18, 2021 10:10 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Failing to sack Oli out of power is tantamount to breeding a situation of impunity at the highest level of executive authority.

Re-arranging the response to climate change impacts in Nepali agriculture

Published On: March 18, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dr Somsak Pipoppinyo

The FAO has focused its efforts and resources to addressing issues stemming from climate change in Nepal in order to cope with the changing situation and build resilience capacity into adaptation to climate change.

A greentech bubble?

Published On: March 17, 2021 08:15 AM NPT By: William H Janeway

Surging greentech stocks have led to a debate about whether we are on the cusp of a Green Revolution, or yet another asset-price bubble.

Losing languages

Published On: March 17, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Lisha Dangol

While the state should create the environment to preserve and promote indigenous languages, indigenous communities themselves should also commit to the preservation and revitalization of their languages.

China’s regulatory war on Ant

Published On: March 16, 2021 08:00 AM NPT By: Angela Huyue Zhang

Chinese fintech conglomerate Ant Group has quickly grown into an internet titan, owing not only to regulatory lag but also to its agile adaptation to rule changes.