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

The beginning of Nepal's tourism era

Nepal's sovereign timeframe surpasses all other countries in the region. But, when it comes to the commercial inception of tourism, the nation is just 67-years-old. …

Economy  Birat Anupam

Cannabis in Nepal: In between legal lacuna

Nepal was once a paradise for hippies, travellers and seekers from all corners of the world in the 60s and 70s, in part, due to …

Economy  Pallavi Maheshwari

The downsides of electric vehicles

Governments and companies around the globe have promoted electric vehicles to tackle climate change, because they are an alternative to fossil-fuel-run vehicles in a race …

Environment  Roshani Giri

The NRB should come up with a tighter monetary policy

The economic impacts of Covid-19 were so brutal, the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) had to adopt extra-loose monetary policies in the past two years in …

Economy  Karan Poudel

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

In 2021 the global essential oils (also known as aromatherapy) markets valued at $19.7 billion, up from $ 2,724 million in 2014. Precedence Research, a …

Economy  Karan Poudel

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

INFLATION IS RUNNING AT A NEAR6-year high of 7.9% in Nepal, compared with 3.65% in May last year. But most people think it is even …

Economy  Karan Poudel

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

In the investment world, hedging is the practice of reducing investment risk. It ensures that if one investment incurs potential loss, then there is another …

Finance  Karan Poudel

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

Nepali farmers are long known for minding their own business by doing subsistence farming. That is, growing crops to only meet their needs, leaving little …

Economy  the_farsight

Tourism-dependent small businesses are suffering from long covid

Thamel is a crowded, noisy place these days. But not from taxis honking their way through its narrow streets, rickshaws and street dogs searching for …

Business  Karan Poudel

What soaring fertiliser prices mean for Nepal

Fertiliser prices nearly doubled between mid-2020 and the end of 2021. Since the start of the year, prices have yet again risen by more than …

Economy  Karan Poudel

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