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

Women in banking leadership: A grim reality

Where do women stand in top echelons of the industry where they share a substantial presence in the workforce

Banking Ayusha Chalise and Sabin Jung Pande

“We see cities as the arena to build the next era of civilization”

In conversation with Dori Nguyen, Managing Partner of Utopia Kathmandu, on urban tech, startups, and building future-facing cities

Interview Aakriti Maya Aryal

Ignorance isn’t always bliss.

Don’t stay foolish.

Keep informed.

Read our critical analysis.

Nepal has the Sri Lankan experience to learn from

The country’s current economic situation looks concerning but not yet dire. But the economy may go south if the present complacency persists.

Economy Karan Poudel

How the pandemic affected Nepali MSMEs, and the outcomes of COVID-19 MSME Fund Nepal

Making MSMEs resilient enough to survive any crisis means first tackling challenges they face

Business the_farsight

Exploring the water, energy, food, and ecosystems nexus in the Ganges Basin

Six interesting takeaways from the NEXUS Gains Ganges Basin Inception Workshop in Kathmandu

Environment Aakriti Maya Aryal

The promise and pitfalls of the nexus approach in Nepal

Understanding the interdependent (nexus) nature of Water, Energy, Food, and Environment (WEFE) for development planning and future sustainability

Environment Aakriti Maya Aryal

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)

Battle for mayorship: Who should win?

Around 66% of the population now live in urban centers, and leaders across these cities are once again vying for the position of mayors for …

Politics the_farsight

Telling the stories of climate change with Neelima Vallangi

Neelima Vallangi, co-director/producer of 'The Weight of Water', shares her experience as a storyteller with a mission

Environment Aakriti Maya Aryal

Is the independence of Nepal Rastra Bank under threat from politics?

The central bank’s autonomy is underscored only when its governor cannot be easily sacked

Economy Karan Poudel

Why are there a few patents in Nepal?

The country lacks in areas that give birth to ideas to begin with

Economy Karan Poudel

Sri Lanka is facing its worst-ever economic crisis

Both mismanagement and external turmoil led to the current crisis

International Karan Poudel

Public transport system financing around the world: Lessons for Nepal

To build a sustainable transport system, Nepal shouldn't shy away from making large public investments and must pave the way for private sector engagement and …

Economy the_farsight