December 2022


n her Tarai village not far from Hetauda, Sarita Pariyar has written, ‘Only certain castes were expected to read and […]
December 21, 2022


Photo: PRAKRITI KANDEL n recent years, many scholars, policy makers, and educators have pointed to the abysmal results of Nepal’s education […]
December 4, 2022

March 2022

Photo: ALEX PROIMOS/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS erhaps the most overlooked source of the tiny particulate matter that makes Kathmandu’s air so hazardous […]
March 5, 2022

January 2022


Ramita Chaudhari in Bardia who loast her husband to tiger attack in 2021. Photo: AMIT MACHAMASI his week, a representative […]
January 25, 2022

December 2021

Prime Minister Chandra Shamsher Rana (left) with King George V (right) during a 1911 hunting expedition in the Tarai. Ten […]
December 14, 2021

July 2021

Here & Now

Aerial photograph of Kathmandu Valley, looking west over the floodplain in 1967. Photo: EARL WEBB/DOUG HALL PEACE CORPS COLLECTIONS athmandu […]
July 31, 2021

June 2021

Here & Now

Photo: AMIT MACHAMASI udyard Kipling’s 1893 short story ‘The Bridge Builders’ surprised me. It is not about how noble British […]
June 26, 2021


epal will open its 2021 lockdown long before the country has enough vaccines to protect its citizens — our aunts, […]
June 7, 2021

May 2021

International mountain guide Lhakpa Rangdu Sherpa of Happy Feet Mountaineers agency. Photo: HAPPY FEET MOUNTAINEERS or decades, foreigners have noted […]
May 29, 2021

January 2021


Lavkant Chaudhary’s art depicts historical wrongs against the indigenous Tharu of Nepal. This is part of a series of drawings […]
January 31, 2021