Kathmandu’s decay: What it was, what it turned into and how?
Kathmandu: The legend and the legacy Legend about Kathmandus evolution holds that the valley was once a huge lake some thousands years ago. A visiting …
Sabin Jung Pande
Kathmandu - A crumbling valley!
Valleys and cities should be young, vibrant, inspiring and full of hopes with a system in place that works for all classes of people. What …
Understanding the $1.2 trillion US infrastructure bill
ITS TIME for infrastructure splurge once again in America. On November 5th the House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Infrastructure Investment and …
Invest more in girls' education
WITHOUT COMPREHENSIVEreforms, Nepal is unlikely to climb the economic ladder. The recent proposal of the United Nations General Assembly to graduate Nepal to a middle-income …
Disasters loom large in Nepal as the planet overheats. Yet it cares less?
If the mounting scientific evidence and recent surge in climate events worldwide are precursor to anything, it has to be the fact that more pronounced …
The Narrow Corridor - finding balance between the state and society
COVID-19 has introduced crises across all countries on many fronts, including in Nepal. One challenge emerges with respect to individual freedom and liberty. What will …
Understanding banking liquidity
We often hear news that the economy or the banking industry is facing liquidity crisis. Sometimes, they say its just credit crunch silly a shortage …
Banking & Finance
What does the new budget have for Nepal's agriculture sector?
Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada unveiled budget plans for the upcoming fiscal year last Thursday. The new budget has some new provisions for the agriculture sector …
Dissecting fuel price and why Nepal should disrupt its fuel dependency?
Fuel price is one of the principal drivers of inflation, taking its effect by pushing upliving and business costs. As anyone can see, economies run …
Nepal’s high inflation, high borrowing cost and pay gap trap
Nepals economy has been crawling as one of the least developed in the world for over decades now. That boils down to poor living standards …
Sabin Jung Pande
We are practicing bad, ill-informed and sub-optimal macroeconomics
Dr Surya Raj Acharya is a staunch advocate of infrastructure investments to stimulate Nepals economy to the next level. He stresses that some of those …
How Kathmandu’s lethal pollution is its worst economic adversary?
Cities on lockdown due to corona pandemic has provided a momentarily respite with improved air quality to many cities across the world including the ailing …