Kathmandu’s decay: From glorious past to ominous future

From potential to become an exemplary megalopolis, imbibing knowledge from its past, to becoming a hideous and hazardous valley, here’s Kathmandu’s story. What was Kathmandu …

Environment Sabin Jung Pande

Kathmandu - A crumbling valley!

Kathmandu Valley has lost its fertile land to sprawls while hills and forests are felled without rethinking. The air has become toxic, rivers are polluted …

Environment the_farsight

The beginning of Nepal's tourism era

The first glimpses of an industry that is now central to the country’s economy

Economy Birat Anupam

Cannabis in Nepal: In between legal lacuna

How the lack of a supportive legal framework for cannabis is impeding the potential bloom of an economically viable industry

Economy Pallavi Maheshwari

Ignorance isn’t always bliss.

Don’t stay foolish.

Keep informed.

Read our critical analysis.

Our waste management problem is exactly what we think it is

Forgetting and striving to stay blameless is our characteristic disposition

Environment Anurag Upadhyaya

Demand for essential oils in the world is growing. Nepal can benefit from that.

Growing usage of essential oils in food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics products and medicines will drive its demand.

Economy Karan Poudel

Let's Talk Numbers

Nominal Wage in Nepal (2005-2020) (In NRs)



Almost 4 out of 5 in Nepal's working population don’t have secondary education

Nepal Labor Force Survey - III (NLFS - III, 2018)

Soaring inflation and a strong dollar are adding to Nepal’s economic woes

The surge in commodity prices and a strong dollar are painful for Nepal, as it is a net importer of essentials such as food and …

Economy Karan Poudel

The government plans to create a forex hedge fund, again. What does it even mean?

The idea dates back to a few years ago, mainly to attract foreign investors

Finance Karan Poudel

Despite being Nepal’s major export product, large cardamom hardly reaches world markets

Traders blame this on a flurry of inconveniences caused by both internal and external factors

Economy the_farsight

Tourism-dependent small businesses are suffering from long covid

Although the pandemic withers, the effects still remain

Business Karan Poudel

What soaring fertiliser prices mean for Nepal

It is exacerbating the shortage of fertilisers

Economy Karan Poudel

Nepal’s chronic fertiliser crisis: Can organic be the solution?

As the season for paddy plantation approaches, Nepal's fertiliser stock is empty yet again. Without a fertiliser plant of its own, and dependency on volatile …

Economy Sushmita Sharma

Why Nepali politicians should watch Shark Tank India

It may nudge entrepreneurship in Nepal, and inspire old-fangled politicians and decision-makers to do more for promoting businesses

Business Karan Poudel and Sabin Jung Pande