Given them public libraries

Published On: May 11, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Usha Pokharel

The other day while walking down Connecticut Avenue, my son said to me, ‘Look this is the same library that you used to bring us to’.  I looked around.  The place seemed familiar with the return book box still standing in the same place.  Apart from that the whole area had changed in the past 29 years.  We went inside and nothing was the same.  It had become two storied and there were lot more books than before. Now the library had really grown big.

Remembering Parijat

Published On: May 11, 2019 12:05 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

Baisakh brings memories of Parijat, the celebrated writer whose life was no less spectacular than her epic novels. She is a literary genius known not only for her entrancing writing style but also for artistic presentation of contemporary philosophies in works of literature: existential nihilism, absurdism, anarchism and Marxism.

Mummified daughters

Published On: May 9, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mukesh Baral

The more men required behavioural change to curb their sexual misconducts, the more they found women guilty of inciting sexual urge in them and imposed extra fabric on them

Eliminating cervical cancer

Published On: May 9, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Comprehensive screening, vaccination and treatment, including of pre-cancerous lesions, is crucial for eliminating cervical cancer

Power of China’s urban clusters

Published On: May 9, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

China will continue to ramp up its efforts to create green cities. This means reducing air and water pollution, including through the construction of innovative vertical forests

Branding Buddha’s birthplace

Published On: May 8, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Dharma Adhikari and Juyan Zhang

Buddhist tourism can appeal to a large number of faith-inspired travelers. Branding Nepal as Buddha’s birthplace would help to counter the persisting misinformation that Buddha was born in India

Time to intervene

Published On: May 8, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Ram Kumar Bhandari

The government has failed to acknowledge the failure of previous commissions, ignored victims’ pressure and their key demands for legal amendment

Reclaiming Europe’s soul

Published On: May 8, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Guy Verhofstadt

The EU was once regarded as a bastion of hope for those living under tyranny, despotism, and kleptocracy. It is time to reclaim that mantle

Erosion of political capital

Published On: May 7, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

The present economic model of Nepal has a number of interesting structural characteristics. First, it focuses on imports. The government gets most of its revenue from import which is the basis for financing public expenditure, mostly regular expenditure necessary for the functioning of the state. In an import-based revenue structure, there is an embedded incentive to maintain luxury imports.

Ukraine sends in the clown

Published On: May 7, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Republica

KYIV – In the 2000s, The West Wing was everybody’s favorite television show about an aspirational US administration—one that fought terrorism without waging war on an entire region or religion, refused to trample on the rule of law, and generally made decisions that were in the country’s best interest. Many wished the show’s calm and collected fictional president, played by Martin Sheen, could replace America’s cowboy president, George W Bush, and his war-mongering sidekick, Dick Cheney.