Sustainable land management is a complex process which calls for a holistic approach. An interdisciplinary and inter-institutional coordination mechanism is a must but is lacking and/or ineffective at present. In order to reverse land degradation processes, we require appropriate incentives and actions to change the behavior of the land users.

The Covid-19 has been a wake up call for many of the developing countries. At a time like this, it is crucial to not only trust, but also support the medical community mitigate the situation. However, the growing spread of misinformation, and lack of government intervention seems to have led the people in the opposite direction.

Building a social media presence

April 26, 2019 08:57 am

You have a brilliant plan: Art that is unique to you, poems that have their own distinctness or food recipes that everyone on the planet just has to try. So you want to share these on social media and  have as many people as possible see your work.

Kalash Pradhan is a grade five student at Everest School, Bhaktapur. He says he has an interest in learning dhime as it reflects his community.

New-age approach to surgery

July 24, 2018 09:12 am

In an interview with My City’s Sonam Lama, Laikangbam talks on demystifying laparoscopy and shares her experience in the medical field.The quest for medical progress drove Dr Rangina Laikangbam to experiment on the new technology of Laparoscopy in Nepal.She currently is prepping up to introduce aesthetic and cosmetic surgery .

Do you remember how you used to (and still sometimes do) rid your home of dry wastes such as plastics, bottles, old books, and stray metals pieces? There would be someone (on a bicycle, most of the times) collecting all that to take to a scrap dealer who would then recycle and reuse it. But now, as these jobs get rarer by the day, we usually have these things lying somewhere at a corner of our homes ready to be dumped whenever possible. Many even toss these wastes at various places around the city where waste has accumulated due to random dumping.

New approach to peace

April 17, 2018 01:00 am

The UN was founded for peace. That’s what its flag should stand for. Its success in preventing conflict should be the norm, not the exception

I was delighted to attend the 23rd International Conference of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA), of which I am a lifetime member. The main themes of the event were content, language and technology in English language teaching.

Basanta Dhakal is the Principal of DAV College of Management, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. He has also been associated with the college’s faculty of finance for the past 10 years, and his career as a financial management faculty started from the college. Currently a student of MPhil in Finance at Tribhuwan University, he has so far published two books, including Fundamentals of Investment (2066 BS) and Basic Financial Management (2069 BS).

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Engagement of private sector in promoting climate smart agriculture can be beneficial for both farmers and private sector if the results of a pilot program for climate resilient agriculture are something to go by.

A new approach to empowerment

November 24, 2017 10:25 am

For quite a while now, women empowerment has been a much-discussed topic. All of us are now aware of how empowering women can bring about social and economic change in the nation. Inspired by these concepts of women empowerment, three sisters Nicky, Dicky and Lucky Chhetri established Empowering Women of Nepal.

Unbending approach to life

October 17, 2017 08:01 am

Even after a minor bike accident in 2008 paralyzed him for life, Gajendra Budathoki restored his faith and decided to work with extreme rigor. Dedicated to the field of media for 22 years now, he is Nepal’s first wheelchair-bound journalist and news editor of Karobar Economic Daily.

KATHMANDU, August 29: As the local polls in Province 2 is fast approaching, various major parties have started looking for electoral alliance to strengthen their position. While some are currently holding discussion within their parties, others have already started negotiations to forge electoral alliance.

KATHMANDU, August 19: Fiscal federalism experts have raised concerns over the two bills related to formation of a national natural resources and fiscal commission and distribution of sources of revenues to the central, state and local levels, stating that they have taken a centralized approach that may lead to concentration of resources at the central level.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Dozens of post-graduate (PG) degree holders in medicine have been accused of visiting power centers including influential political leaders, former ministers and their aides to get license from Nepal Medical Council (NMC) after they failed the tests taken by the NMC.

Liverpool are unlikely to face disciplinary proceedings from the Premier League after being accused by Southampton of making an illegal approach to sign their defensive lynchpin Virgil van Dijk.

BIRATNAGAR, June 18: With the second-phase local level elections just 10 days away, main political parties have started forging an electoral alliance in Morang district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: In view of the upcoming local elections, three new commissioners have been recommended for the Election Commission (EC), giving full shape to its five-member board.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked top government officials to work as per a policy of “forgive and forget” when it comes to dealing with cases from the decade-long Maoist insurgency.