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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
The reasons behind vast informal economy and lacklustre growth of businesses
Kamal runs a profitable business in Kathmandu city manufacturing plastics for food packaging. Despite his business flair, Kamal does not want to scale up his …
Nepal’s chronic fertiliser crisis: Can organic be the solution?
Nepals fertiliser crisis is turning chronic now with farmers having to go through the ordeal of not getting the required quantity of fertiliser at the …
Why Nepali politicians should watch Shark Tank India
Reality TV show Shark Tank India, was a riveting experience for everyday Indian viewers and entrepreneurs alike. It gave budding Indian entrepreneurs an opportunity to …
Karan Poudel and Sabin Jung Pande