As events continue to unfold in Nepal, particularly concerning the fake Bhutanese refugee scandal, there is a growing public and media pressure to ensure justice is served during the upcoming hearing and prosecution. While it is crucial to uphold the principle of "innocent until proven guilty," concerns are arising among the public that the perpetrators may evade accountability.
Nepal shares its borders with two Asian giants - China and India - like Ukraine shares with NATO countries and Russia. Nepal has seen similar events near its borders. The first one was the political control of Tibet by China. The second example is the merger of Sikkim into India in 1975. Nepal should thus maintain balanced relations with both India and China and should be careful while developing relations with countries that are hostile to these two countries.
With South Asia becoming the center of the Corona pandemic in recent times, Nepal has reached a position where the daily positivity is very high not only in this region but also in the world. Past experience and inability to learn from the rest of the world is the biggest weakness and mistake of Nepal.
Since the devastating floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains last week ravaged the settlements in various parts of Nepal, mainly in the Tarai plains, political actors have risen up to help the flood-affected people.
One of their most notable works is the documentary they did on the honey hunters of Nepal. Titled “Mad Honey Hunters of Nepal”, the documentary sequentially outlines the process and the struggles of the tribe of honey hunters in Lamjung who have harvested the “red honey” for over 200 years.
Ujjwal Rai claims that only two things in this world excite him: Walking and trekking. Trekking is exhilarating because it gives him a chance to learn from different cultures, traditions, and food habits. It helps him explore the unexplored. And traveling by foot enables him to discover different terrains and brings him close to nature.
Roshan Bista prefers to travel on his bike. He believes that bikes offer the most intimate connection with people and landscape of the places he visits. For him, traveling is more than just going to new places, tasting new delicacies, and collecting new pictures for his Instagram feed. He expects to have a new bike adventure, make new friends, and learn from his experience every time he steps out of the house.
The last blackbuck of Shuklaphanta National Park was hunted down when modern conservation had just started in Nepal in 1970s. Between the sixties and seventies, swamp deer and wild water buffalo became locally extirpated from Chitwan Valley while the rhino population in the vast expanse of the Rapti river floodplain was at a record low.
If you think spirituality and education are two disconnected concepts that don’t go hand in hand, a short trip to Chobhar, about 10 kilometers south of Kathmandu, can prove you wrong. At Tsoknyi Gechak School you will be able see how spirituality and education actually reinforce each other.
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KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The inauguration of the Bauddhanath Stupa on Tuesday after its speedy renovation following the damages during last year's earthquakes 'has set an example' to many heritage sites that are currently undergoing reconstruction in a sluggish pace.
What made CPN-UML’s ex- prime minister KP Sharma Oli wasn’t just the anti-India rhetoric. Oli represented the vein of poor, impoverished Nepal, which is the large majority that could not understand the rhetoric of “hill-elite” presented by Madheshi leaders.
ASHGABAT, Oct 20: When the then Prime Minister of Nepal Madhav Kumar Nepal was inaugurating a sports academy at Gauritar in Makawanpur district seven years ago, a central Asian country Turkmenistan also started a similar project.