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Celebration, censorship, and indifference: Nepali theater in the shadow of the state

Deepesh Paudel - August 3, 2021

While the Malla kings embraced and celebrated the dramatic arts, the Rana oligarchs and the Panchayat autocracy strictly censored the artform. Now, the state’s indifference is killing the theater.

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COVID19 NEWS

COVID19

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Nishant Dhungana - July 28, 2021

Long lines, crowds, and confusion have characterized the vaccination drive in Biratnagar.

COVID19

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Marissa Taylor - July 25, 2021

Mismanagement and overcrowding continue to plague the vaccination campaign in the Kathmandu Valley, despite numerous past instances to learn from.

COVID19

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Sandhya Sitoula , Kripa Basnyat - June 21, 2021

In Nepal, and other parts of the world, domestic workers are routinely denied social and labor protection, and with Covid-19, their problems have only gotten worse.

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Ishita Shahi - June 17, 2021

No timeline has been made public yet for COVAX’s second shipment of vaccines nor the 4 million doses that Nepal is reportedly purchasing from China.


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Minket Lepcha - June 28, 2021

Boudha once had a long and rich relationship with water but with the explosion of concrete houses and paved roads, fresh water is becoming more and more scarce.

POPULAR

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Prashanta Khanal - June 7, 2021

In the last century, cycles have gone from a symbol of wealth and power to one of poverty, but that is slowly changing.

POPULAR

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Pranaya Sjb Rana - April 4, 2021

At one of Nepal’s oldest Catholic schools, a new rule about hair length sparks a conversation among students about the kinds of behavior the institution tolerates.

POPULAR

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Dalima Tamang - November 23, 2020

Despite the several women-friendly provisions in the law and the token representatives in government, women are still the second sex in Nepal

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EXPLAINERS

Explainers

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Marissa Taylor - May 25, 2021

As Nepal registers its first casualties from Black Fungus, The Record explains what the fungal infection is, who is at risk, and if we should be concerned.

Explainers

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Pranaya Sjb Rana - May 22, 2021

In choosing political expediency over the pandemic, Prime Minister Oli and President Bhandari have doomed many more citizens to death.

Explainers

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Marissa Taylor - May 6, 2021

With misinformation rampant on social media, it is imperative that people know what Covid-19 treatments work and what do not.

Explainers

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Tom Robertson - March 30, 2021

Young children with developing bodies are at particular risk of long-term health complications from particulate matter in Kathmandu’s air.

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LONGREADS

LONGREADS

18 min read

Deepesh Paudel - August 3, 2021

While the Malla kings embraced and celebrated the dramatic arts, the Rana oligarchs and the Panchayat autocracy strictly censored the artform. Now, the state’s indifference is killing the theater.

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Peter Gill - July 4, 2021

Chitwan National Park has earned international praise for its conservation successes, but it has also evicted indigeneous communities and upended many local livelihoods.

LONGREADS

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Minket Lepcha - June 28, 2021

Boudha once had a long and rich relationship with water but with the explosion of concrete houses and paved roads, fresh water is becoming more and more scarce.

LONGREADS

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Prashanta Khanal - June 22, 2021

An assessment of the Tinkune-Maitighar cycling lane uncovers numerous design flaws born out of a centralized tendency to prioritize cars over public transport, pedestrians, and cyclists.


FEATURES

FEATURES

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Aishwarya Baidar - July 27, 2021

Women from the indigenous Sardar community have long been making mats and vases out of water hyacinth but now, they’re also learning sustainable dyeing methods.

FEATURES

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Marissa Taylor - July 25, 2021

Mismanagement and overcrowding continue to plague the vaccination campaign in the Kathmandu Valley, despite numerous past instances to learn from.

FEATURES

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Aishwarya Baidar - July 23, 2021

In his two decades of work, Subha Ratna Bajracharya has chiseled many iconic structures, many of which can be found in temples and landmarks all across Nepal and around the globe.

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Marissa Taylor - July 22, 2021

With Nepal placed under the ‘red zone’ category by many countries, hundreds of students admitted to foreign universities are worried that they will lose their scholarships and an opportunity of a lifetime.