Disintegration of business

May 21, 2019 01:30 am

Efforts by industries to contest the retroactive electricity bills raised by Nepal Electricity Authority illustrates how businesses have lost control of their narrative

Resilience of Arab world

May 21, 2019 01:00 am

Though militaries have often proved adept at staging coups, from Egypt to Thailand to Myanmar, they have been far less effective in securing transitions to civilian rule

Together against pollution

May 21, 2019 00:30 am

Air pollution should be controlled immediately. Otherwise, we will witness huge loss in human resources, production and economic growth

Understanding China

May 20, 2019 01:30 am

Attempts to contain and convert China will be counterproductive. Understanding China and working together with it to shape a secure and prosperous future is the need of the day

Is America tired of losing?

May 20, 2019 01:00 am

In 2016, Trump promised Americans that he would negotiate so many great deals on their behalf that they would get “tired of winning.” Now Americans are probably growing quite tired

African malaria threat

May 20, 2019 00:30 am

Malaria imported from African continent has been increasing steadily in the last few years, and is posing unnoticed public health threat to Nepal

All for pride

May 18, 2019 02:00 am

Overflying ferry flights, destined to Nepal, were compelled to land under one pretext or another or held up in countries outside India for days before permits were issued

Away with plastics

May 18, 2019 01:30 am

We literally share our lives with plastic. Most of us still do not realize how bad and dangerous this could be

Tough times for immigrants

May 16, 2019 01:30 am

Tightening of US visa regulations will have severe impact on Nepal which receives the largest portion of remittance money from the US-based immigrants

Cause of delay

May 16, 2019 01:00 am

Reconstruction process in Kathmandu Valley has been affected mainly due to urban poverty. Poverty incidence in Kathmandu has risen to 11.5 percent

Media capture in Europe

May 16, 2019 00:30 am

Dire state of media freedom in Hungary is just the beginning. Similar media-capture models and practices are now proliferating across Central and Eastern Europe

Campaign for Buddhist tourism

May 15, 2019 01:30 am

Buddha’s legacy has been monopolized by India. Nepal needs to reclaim the Buddha and his legacy as a fundamental part of nation’s identity and narrative. Our history is inseparable from Buddhism

Spain’s political paralysis

May 15, 2019 01:00 am

Many in Madrid say that Spanish politics is becoming Italian, only without the Italians’ feats of political gymnastics

Reviving home remedies

May 15, 2019 00:30 am

Garlic has antibacterial, antivirus, antifungal, and antioxidant properties and nutrients. For this reason, garlic soup is used by many people to get rid of common cold

Road to commercialization

May 14, 2019 01:30 am

If Nepal is to speed-up agricultural commercialization process for both import substitution and export promotion, there is no better way than consolidation of farm lands

Confrontation from hell

May 14, 2019 01:00 am

Any major military assault in Iran could result in an uncontrollable regional inferno. Both Iran and the US have good reason not to start a war

Mind your manners

May 14, 2019 00:30 am

Professors and lecturers have been using insulting words while talking to students but students are not able to speak up

Language in danger

May 13, 2019 01:30 am

Unhealthy infatuation with English language risks Nepal’s minority languages like Tharu, Maithili, Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Gurung, Newari and Limbu by putting them at extinction path

Upstart populist parties have painted a negative portrait of the EU, claiming that it’s part of the problem, rather than the solution. Data shows otherwise

Enhancing soft power

May 13, 2019 00:30 am

Government and foreign policy experts should formulate a coherent and clear strategy to strengthen Nepal’s soft power

Whistle and hum

May 12, 2019 02:00 am

Life in the hills can be hell if it were not for the whistles and hums. Whistle gives strength to people who are out of breathe while traversing a steep trail with a heavy load on their backs

Stemming terrorism

May 12, 2019 01:30 am

Poverty, unemployment, corruption, political crime and lack of rule of law are root causes of terrorism in South Asia. To eliminate terrorism, we need to address these causes

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

American soft power

May 12, 2019 00:30 am

There is every reason to hope that the US will recover its soft power after Trump

Mummified daughters

May 9, 2019 01:30 am

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

May 9, 2019 01:00 am

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

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

May 8, 2019 01:30 am

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

May 8, 2019 01:00 am

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

May 8, 2019 00:30 am

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 reason

May 5, 2019 01:30 am

Why cannot Nepali intellectual community give a clear opinion on pressing political issues? What has led to this intellectual slackening?

Teachers, change thyself

May 5, 2019 01:00 am

Times have changed, yet many teachers don’t think it necessary to change their ways of teaching

Together against climate threat

May 5, 2019 00:30 am

Climate change and environment preservation are defining issues of our times. We need to take action, individually and collectively

Banking the unbanked

May 2, 2019 01:30 am

It is necessary to channelize money into formal financial system through banking. Every sector of economy must use banking channel to handle financial transactions

Farmers to entrepreneurs

May 2, 2019 01:00 am

Unless Nepali farmers become entrepreneurs, commercial agriculture will not be sustainable in Nepal

Value of fake news

May 2, 2019 00:30 am

Governments and civil societies need to be vigilant in supporting a free press

Failing on water

April 30, 2019 01:30 am

Has the water and sanitation situation in the country improved in comparison to what was promised and the amount of money spent for that purpose?

False narrative on China

April 30, 2019 01:00 am

Fixation on China as an existential threat to American Dream has led to tit-for-tat tariffs, escalating security threats and warnings of a new cold war

Deviating from democracy

April 30, 2019 00:30 am

Democracy fails when leaders fail to address people’s aspirations, when citizens are fed with false dreams, when leaders live in luxury and people suffer

The Long Decade

April 29, 2019 01:30 am

Lenin once exclaimed: There are decades when nothing happens and then there are weeks when decades happen. Such were the weeks of spring in May 2008 that everything had looked possible

Mockery of socialism

April 29, 2019 01:00 am

Prime Minister committed to zero tolerance against corruption when he took office in 2017. Now this commitment is mocking at his face for his administration has failed to control corruption

Road to war with China

April 29, 2019 00:30 am

It would be a huge mistake for America to adopt a cold-war posture toward China. Such a policy could ultimately raise the specter of the “Thucydides Trap” of war with a rising China

My carnival night out

April 28, 2019 02:00 am

It is heartening that most Nepali Americans are doing their part in keeping the American economy vibrant by contributing to the booze industry

Reorienting democracy

April 28, 2019 01:30 am

When mindset is ethnic or caste-controlled, people cannot stand in favor of broader national cause

Know their interests

April 28, 2019 01:00 am

One of the reasons Indo-Pacific advocates are focused on Nepal is due to our strategic importance, so distinctive for global power’s attention

Mayday for protectionism

April 28, 2019 00:30 am

Whereas America built less than one million gross tons of ships between 2014 and 2016, South Korea and China produced a combined 140 million tons

Building safe homes

April 25, 2019 01:30 am

Local governments should take initiative for implementing building codes and by-laws. They should also monitor compliance of those laws

Going electric

April 25, 2019 01:00 am

Nepal should aim for promoting electric vehicle technology. Strategic approach should be adopted to formulate policies to encourage people to shift to electric vehicles

Emotion of Notre Dame

April 25, 2019 00:30 am

Paris was not burning, but its emotional heart was. What’s more, this gigantic fire was live on prime-time news

On the road to China

April 24, 2019 01:30 am

Metaphorically, maintaining Araniko Highway is also about maintaining tricky geopolitical gaze on Nepal, which seems to be intensifying now more than ever