Kathmandu’s decay: What it was, what it turned into and how?
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 …
Dissecting fuel price and why Nepal should disrupt its fuel dependency?
Fuel price is one of the principal drivers of inflation, taking its effect by pushing upliving and business costs. As anyone can see, economies run …
How Kathmandu’s lethal pollution is its worst economic adversary?
Cities on lockdown due to corona pandemic has provided a momentarily respite with improved air quality to many cities across the world including the ailing …
Sabin Jung Pande
Chitwan’s Chained Elephants
In 2017, I made a trip with my family to Chitwan to attend a close friends sons paasni, a Nepali ceremony where a six-month child …
Is taxing private electric vehicles really regressive?
In his third annual budget presentation that Finance Minister (FM) Yubaraj Khatiwada announced few weeks back, the government raised tax brackets for private electric vehicles …
‘GDP' & 'Development’ Lessons for Nepal
The constraints of GDP are well known bynow. We know the discourse and the paradigm shift that is being advocated. In case of Nepal, the …
The history of Kathmandu Valley, as told by its architecture.
The Kathmandu Valley, which was already called Nepal centuries before the emergence of the modern nation-state of that name, is a 220 square mile bowl, …