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

“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

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

Telling the stories of climate change with Neelima Vallangi

FRESH OUT OF COLLEGE, Neelima began working as a software engineer but her sense of adventure was left unsatisfied in the corporate world. I got …

Environment  Aakriti Maya Aryal

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

Building an airport in Nijgadh forest will wreak havoc on its biodiversity

THE DENSE FOREST OF NIJGADH, the proposed site for a massive international airport which is envisaged as an airline hub, is at the center of …

Environment  Roshani Giri

Himalayan Asia: Where water crisis meets geopolitics

Water, like every religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people. Since the very birth of human civilization, people have moved to …

International  Sourav Dahal

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 …

Environment  Sabin Jung Pande

Sustainable businesses in Nepal: In between sustaining and surviving

Small sustainable businesses that sell Nepal-made products are steadily making a mark in themarket. Some are social media hits with their marketing gimmicks, which have …

Environment  Ayusha Chalise

Dissecting fuel price and why Nepal should disrupt its fuel dependency?

Fuel price is one of the principal drivers of inflation that can ramp up living and business costs. This is because economies run on fuel. …

Economy  the_farsight

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