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

City Space and Life then, 150 years ago - A presentation of concept and realities

Introduction DR. H. AMBROSE OLDFIELD VISITED and stayed in Nepalin the first half of nineteenth century. On exhibition is what he saw. These collections of …

Environment  Sudarshan Raj Tiwari

Public transport system financing around the world: Lessons for Nepal

NEPAL IS INCREASINGLY being exposed to the malign forces of bad public transport systems, particularly cities. Take its capital Kathmandu, for instance. Its population has …

Economy  the_farsight

What are central bank digital currencies—and why are central banks creating them?

TO RETAIN CONTROL of their monetary systems, which are increasingly being threatened by the rise of online payments and the gradual demise of cash, global …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Nepal grapples with rising inflation

INFLATION IS RUNNING HOTin Nepal. It stands at 5.03%, compared with 3.60% last year. Rising prices in petroleum, service, transport, foods have pushed inflation to …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Why are property prices so high in Kathmandu?

KATHMANDU VALLEY is known for many things: the centre of Nepals history, art, culture and economy; tourism, with several hundred thousand visitors annually; one of …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Looking at MCC through legal lens

AN ISSUE OF HOT DEBATE for each government in power, Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) has attracted much attention not only from people interested in politics …

Economy  Roshani Giri

Rich Witches

MARGARETHA HÖNINhad a bad reputation. Even though she lived in the late 16th century, we know that her neighbours, the people of Coburg in Thuringia, …

Economy  Johannes Dillinger

How two migrant returnees found their feet back home

Parents in rural Nepal, who depend upon agriculture for meagre income, often dream of their children not following in their footsteps, such as becoming a …

Economy  Karan Poudel

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