Home is where you belong

Published On: June 29, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Rishi Ram Paudyal

It’s ages since I have lived in Kathmandu but I do not call it my home yet. I live in a house here but this is not my home. When I think of home, my mind’s antennas rise up with lots of memories—my identity, my mother, siblings and my neighbors. How they call me is different from what other people call me. My ears are tuned to that sound and respond to it quickly.

Oli’s missed opportunities

Published On: June 27, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Jainendra Jeevan

The two-thirds majority government formed after 20 long years of short-lived coalition culture was expected to focus on nation building. It is missing that opportunity every single day

What’s wrong with Passport Bill?

Published On: June 27, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Roshani Giri

Problem with the Passport Bill is not with power of the executive to deny or cancel passport but with absence of clear grounds on which the executive can write for denial and cancellation

America in the crossfire

Published On: June 27, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

If anybody is going to convince Trump to change course, it is probably corporate America. But, when it comes to Trump, there is no such thing as a sure thing

Why Newars are raging

Published On: June 26, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Gérard Toffin

Newars will not easily give up the fight and will clearly protest until the badly drafted Guthi Bill is completely scrapped or totally rewritten in collaboration with Newar stakeholders

Scaling up entrepreneurship

Published On: June 26, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Surath Giri and Saurabh Shah

Most entrepreneurs in Nepal struggle to survive. Scaling up and building a world-class business is a far cry for many of them, leading to mental health crisis in entrepreneurial community

How to save the internet

Published On: June 26, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Shamel Azmeh

Saving the global Internet requires limiting the growing concentration of power in the digital economy and preventing the Internet from becoming another engine of inequality

Under the shadows of trade war

Published On: June 25, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

Since Trump-Xi telephone talks happened on the heel of India slapping tariff against US goods, it is not unlikely to be the tipping factor in the pressure game, forcing Trump to mend ties with Xi

Monsoon mystery

Published On: June 25, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Dr Chhering Yonzon

Monsoon rain is a lifeline to an agriculture-based economy like Nepal, where with poor irrigation system farmers have to rely on the mercy of the sky

Why GDP still matters

Published On: June 25, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Bjørn Lomborg

GDP remains the single best indicator to guide government policies. Ignoring it in favor of alternative measures of wellbeing is likely to lower people’s overall quality of life