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Born to be free

Instead of riding them to observe wildlife, elephants themselves are now tourist attractions Chitwan, September 30, 2016: Raj Kali is 42, and walks surprisingly fast...

Reconstruction grant is Dasain allowance

Picture: Immediately after receiving the first instalment of the housing grant, Radhika Dahal spent part of it to pay off her loan, and is planning...

Waiting for an industrial revolution

MONUMENT TO DECAY: The ruins of the abandoned cement factory at Chobhar is testimony to the chronic state neglect of the industrial sector over...

Dashing off

Surrounded by rough terrain and scenery, Kathmandu Valley’s rim is a trail runner’s delight Kathmandu, September 23, 2016: With the monsoon nearing its end, the...

A future that didn’t come true

(WAR MEMORY: Mukunda Bogati's photograph of child soldier Tej Bahadur Dong, in Ramechhap (2001). His uncle was trying to talk him into going back...

No laughing matter

It has come to the notice of investigating authoritarians that despite a state of national urgency, there is still a lot of uncontrolled and...

The tears never stop

Nutan Thapa still cannot hold back her tears when she remembers her father In 2005, when Laxmi Thapa told a press conference at the Reporters’...

The world’s best whitewater

The topographical extreme that gives Nepal the highest mountains in the world also endows the country with the wildest rivers for whitewater rafting. I remember...

…to inhuman under-development

Western mountain districts improve while east-central Tarai stagnates, as Nepal’s development remains uneven The traditional narrative in Nepal’s development and political circles is that the...

How to stop the fuel haha-car

Ever since bilateral relations were established between Nepal and the Indian state of Bihar, the two have shared cordial historical and cultural ties that...

Go Do Phoksundo (Photo Feature)

Dolpa lake in the monsoon is a precious jewel in Nepal’s crown With most monsoon clouds blocked by the towering Dhaulagiri range, this is the...

Thrill and chill in Pokhara: Samriddhi Rai

The Lake City is now more renowned as a place for both chill and thrill seekers. Once a famous destination for honeymooners, Pokhara has increasingly...

Face-to-face

Driver meets Maoist activists who set fire to his taxi and destroyed his livelihood. As he returned home on 25 July, cab driver Chitra Bahadur...

The beginning of history

A debate between purists and pragmatists is delaying reconstruction of earthquake-damaged heritage sites Kathmandu, August 19, 2016: Central Nepal and Kathmandu Valley are going through...

Journalism exam paper leaked

August 19, 2016 As we all know, the mass media plays an important public service role in a democracy — to present the news without...

Keventers comes to Kathmandu

Kathmandu, August 12, 2016: Set against a backdrop of Kanchenjunga, the hill station of Darjeeling is popular for its teeming, steep streets, and infectiously friendly...

Breaking the commercial break

Kathmandu, August 5, 2016: If television commercial breaks irritate you, here is some good news: viewers in Nepal will be able to watch non-Nepali television...

Homecoming

Why Nepalis who studied abroad are choosing to come home in growing numbers? Kathmandu, August 5, 2016: Krishna Gaire has studied abroad for four years now:...

Awesome again

Let’s see if Comrade Prachanda has learnt lessons for his second term as prime minister. The return of Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to Baluwatar,...

A close encounter with the Bagmati

Cultural historians attribute the Bagmati Civilisation of Kathmandu Valley to that of the Indus and Nile. Having had to cross the Bagmati twice a...

The beggar father

Kathmandu, July 31, 2016: 44-year-old Tilbahadur Karki’s life sounds like nothing short of a movie script.  Born in Sarlang of Panchthar, without the use of...

Builders of Barpak

With electrification, Barpak is back in business Gorkha, July 29, 2016: Resh Bahadur Ghale’s saw mill has been running non-stop this rainy season, slicing large planks...

Wide open spaces (feature story)

Kathmandu desperately needs more breathing space amidst urban congestion Kathmandu, July 29, 2016: After last year’s earthquake, Tundikhel was the only open area Kathmandu's residents could flock...

Our Own Lives

Manjushree Thapa’s new novel delves into how a country’s politics has a profound impact on individual citizens July 22, 2016: Chandra is all set to leave....

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