Kathmandu’s decay: From glorious past to ominous future

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 …

Environment  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 …

Environment  the_farsight

Women in banking leadership: A grim reality

WOMEN OCCUPY ALMOST 40% OF THE WORKFORCE in the commercial (A-class) banking sector, but our research reveals the grim realities of women having a hard …

Banking  Ayusha Chalise and Sabin Jung Pande

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

Arriving at a large commercial building in Teku, I climbed four long flights of stairs plastered with posters of Goddess Lakshmi to the workspace of …

Interview  Aakriti Maya Aryal

Nepal has the Sri Lankan experience to learn from

In 2011, when Sri Lanka was at the peak of its economic and financial success, the notion the country might one day face its worst-ever …

Economy  Karan Poudel

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

THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL OF THE COVID PANDEMIC in 2020 dealt a heavy blow to Nepals economy. All kinds of businesses were affected in some ways. …

Business  the_farsight

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

On April 6,the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) along with several other CGIAR (Consultative Group on International …

Environment  Aakriti Maya Aryal

The promise and pitfalls of the nexus approach in Nepal

DEMAND FOR RESOURCES, such as agricultural land and energy, has increased substantially over the last decades. And this has catapulted increasing competition, often leading to …

Environment  Aakriti Maya Aryal

Battle for mayorship: Who should win?

IN SEPTEMBER 2021,A10 YEAR BOY DIED after falling into an open sewer at Kapan, Budhanilkantha. Nobody was held accountable. With the pandemic, businesses had to …

Politics  the_farsight

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

CRITICS OF NEPAL RASTRA BANK(NRB), the central bank of Nepal, like to say that its not doing enough for the economy. Such statement islikely to …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Why are there a few patents in Nepal?

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 50 MILLION PATENTShave been granted globally. So far more than 70 patents have been registered in Nepal, compared with Bangladeshs 68 …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Sri Lanka is facing its worst-ever economic crisis

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW what policy missteps can do to a country, look no further than Sri Lanka. The ongoing deepening economic crisis was …

International  Karan Poudel

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