‘What does it matter to Nepal whether China and the US fight or remain on friendly terms?’ If this is what you think you are missing the plot of the gravest geopolitical story of our times.

The story of full, half and empty glass

September 19, 2020 08:45 am

It is time for true nationalists to form a united front to not only implement the constitution but also to augment it with the unfinished agenda of federalism.

Glimpses of the 50s, 60s and 90s

August 13, 2020 09:00 am

Yog Prasad Upadhyay’s My Life &Time: An Autobiography came out on February 26, his 94th birthday. Upadhyay is a person of several envious strands though known more as a political figure during at least three periods of recent political history of Nepal. These include 1951 democratic political movement, post-1960 systemic political change after dissolution of parliamentary system, and most recently the 1990 people’s movement restoring multiparty order. He is a man of stellar qualities and determination that he showed in plenty both as a bureaucrat and during his clandestine movement from Nepal to India after the 1960 political change.

Indians often pursue the legacy of the British Raj while executing their foreign policy. The maritime security has become a matter of concern to India very recently and thus Indians have less to learn from its colonial history in this regard. However, its engagement with immediate neighbors including Nepal is closely in line with the legacy of British colonialism.

Chaitra 26, 2046 (April 8, 1990). If I asked, does the date remind you of something? Most young people will respond with a 'no'. Some older people might remember as something did happen but not exactly sure what it is. It is possible its importance is masked by so many other important incidents that took place in Nepal, since then. For me, it is special.

The Montreux Jazz Festival will not be held in July due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first time the Swiss summer festival has not taken place since its launch in 1967, organizers said on Friday.

What we gained, what we lost

April 16, 2020 09:40 am

It was early in the afternoon of April 9 30 years ago, when the news reached Washington that King Birendra had agreed to replace Panchayat with multi-party democracy, the long-held demand of democracy activists in the country. Prior to the King’s surrender of absolute authority, tens of thousands of demonstrators had converged in Durbar Marg in front of the royal palace. Nearby, in front of the Annapurna Hotel, some demonstrators climbed on the statue of King Mahendra, to hang a shoe garland. The military personnel standing nearby had earlier warned that they would shoot anyone engaging in such mischief and, surely, they shot a number of demonstrators while climbing the statue. In the evolving mêlée, the military fired on the crowd randomly, killing some 150 demonstrators.

This week in history

March 12, 2020 15:50 pm

An earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1 hit the coast of Japan causing massive amounts of damage and dangerous tsunamis, making it the most powerful earthquake in Japan in recorded history.

This week in history

March 5, 2020 08:00 am

Titanic became the first film to earn more than 1 billion US $ worldwide. Though it was produced with a budget of just 200 million US $, this James Cameron directorial was able to earn around 2 billion US $ in aggregate.

This week in history

February 27, 2020 08:05 am

An earthquake of 6.7 Richter scale hit Athens, the capital of Greece, killing 16 people and rendering many others injured.

This week in history

February 20, 2020 14:04 pm

This week in history

Phone and its history

February 16, 2020 13:06 pm

Inventor Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone with the help of an engineer named Thomas Watson.

This week in history

February 6, 2020 13:08 pm

William Painter, the Irish mechanical engineer file for the patent of his crown bottle cap on this day. He patented over 80 items in his lifetime. Some of his other inventions include bottle opener, paper folding machine and machine to detect counterfeit currency.

This week in history

January 30, 2020 09:02 am

When you leaf through the pages of history, something interesting always comes up. The dates this week are no differen

SEOUL, Nov 22 : The animosity between Japan and South Korea is entwined with the history of Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of the Korean peninsula, the mobilisation of forced labour at companies, of women in wartime brothels, and a row over the ownership of islets in the sea between the two nations.

Devi Bahadur Basnet and Bikash Khanal launched a book 'Damauli Mahatmyam' that aims to promote the religious, historic and cultural identity of Damauli and its adjoining areas.

Forgetting Palestine

August 22, 2019 00:30 am

Never before in Israel’s history has it been able to develop a foreign policy so free of the Palestinian issue

Car-mania!

July 28, 2019 11:10 am

In Nepal, automobiles were not introduced till the period of Rana Regime. The first car brought upon this country is a T-model Ford in 1912. It was the royal order for the personal use of the king of Nepal. This model-T Ford weighing 1 ton, was carried by 40 men in 10 rows from Amlekhganj to the capital city Kathmandu

War changed everything

July 20, 2019 02:00 am

After Nepal ratified Sugauli Treaty following the war with British India, Nepal’s politics, history and economy changed. Here is how

It has been revealed that the history of Nepal's travel writing dates back to 525 years. It was shared at a literary program 'Social Awareness in Contemporary Travel Writing' held in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk on Wednesday.

KAVREPALANCHOWK, July 4: It has been revealed that the history of Nepal's travel writing dates back to 525 years. It was shared at a literary program 'Social Awareness in Contemporary Travel Writing' held in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk on Wednesday.

SURKHET, June 9: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said glorification of party's history does not ensure its image nor can secure public trust.

SURKHET, June 9: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said glorification of party's history does not ensure its image nor can secure public trust.

Redrawing history

May 12, 2019 01:00 am

Was the Nepali state discriminatory toward certain languages, castes, cultures and peoples? Sujit Mainali tells us, it was but not all the time and not in every case

CARACAS, May 1: Venezuelans were expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for what opposition leader Juan Guaido pledged would be the “largest march” in the country’s history, a day after he called for the military to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Fashionable women through history

March 8, 2019 09:56 am

The world can never let a woman’s clothing be just that – clothing. This is true especially for the women who have been in the limelight. From Queens and princesses to actors and athletes, anyone who has been in the public eye has always been either praised or criticized for the way they dress.

While searching for the old photos in Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya’s photo gallery, I found changes in the monuments, so in the lifestyle of the people.

Memorializing history

November 25, 2018 02:00 am

Nepal’s struggle to safeguard independence and march to democracy and federal republic make for hundreds of stories to be told, recorded, filmed and visualized

PARADISE, Nov 12: The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 on Sunday after six more people were found killed in what was poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history.

When was oxygen discovered? How did King William II die? And when was the first Guinness World Book of Records published? As the eighth month gets under way, we look back at some of the strangest and most surprising things that have happened in August through history.

A brief history of buttons

July 21, 2018 00:36 am

Rumor has it that King Louis XIV of France spent five million dollars just on buttons during his lifetime.

Dwayne Johnson has earned more money for acting in a single year than anyone in the history of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Here is how much he made.

The world will be watching when US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki, but host country Finland is used to it.

Revisiting revisionist history

July 14, 2018 02:20 am

Rajendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah was the first queen of the newly-created Kingdom of Nepal with its capital in Kathmandu. She was married to Pratap Singh Shah, one of Prithvi Narayan Shah’s sons, and is believed to have played a large role in continuing her father-in-law’s conquests to give shape to the Nepal that we know now.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the motto of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali' could be achieved through good-governance and development and expressed his confidence of creating a new history of good governance in the country.

REPUBLICA, July 9: The 2018 FIFA World Cup has set yet another chapter in the football history with the teams who won more than two titles already being crashed out of the tournament as we go into the semifinals in Russia.

Nepal golfer Pratima Sherpa grew up around golf, literally. The 17-year-old lives with her parents in a maintenance shed at the Royal Nepal Golf Club.

History in Singapore

June 13, 2018 02:00 am

Trump-Kim Summit

SINGAPORE, June 10: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could end a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and transform the secretive, impoverished Asian country.

People have been anticipating Saudi Arabia's participation in the 2018 World Cup for months and the countdown has officially begun.

GOYANG, April 27: With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.

History in ruins

April 25, 2018 20:11 pm

KATHMANDU, April 25: Three years ago today, Nepal was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. With the epicenter in Barpark, Gorkha, the earthquake is also known as Gorkha quake.

DIRIYAH, April 21: Just outside Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures that were once the ruling family’s seat of power.

History repeats, as a farce

March 13, 2018 01:30 am

As Nepali politics gears up for yet another farcical fall and rise, the door has been left wide for a group to step up and become torchbearer of progressive politics

Preserving our History

February 23, 2018 11:25 am

It’s been two years since the massive earthquakes but the architecturally rich Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur are still somewhat in shambles. There have been no concrete steps to preserve important heritage sites that are a part of history.

Rebuilding history

February 16, 2018 12:50 pm

Three years ago, if you happened to be walking westward from the New Road junction you would be greeted with Malla era palaces on your right. You would stop for a while to admire the magnificent architecture you had read about in history books back in school. If you went further west, you would walk past a white palatial structure on your right. At the end, security personnel would be guarding the entrance.

Heritage and history

February 5, 2018 00:32 am

Heritage structures are not only our assets. We have a duty to preserve them for future generations just as our predecessors preserved them for us.

Making history

January 29, 2018 02:00 am

Sandeep’s debut in IPL

The landmark show of support for the pro-life cause will mark the first time in 45 years a president has appeared at the event.

ILAM, Dec 26: Salakpur in Rong Rural Municipality Ward 6 of Ilam district was considered to be hub for orange farming. But not even one decade after the village started farming oranges, 90 percent of the orange trees have dried out.