Perspectives

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Leaving business and turning to writing at the age of 50

Tim I Gurung - January 27, 2022

In this new edition of Tim Gurung’s series on his life and times, he details the changing business climate in China and his eventual turn towards the literary world. 

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COVID19

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Sajeet M. Rajbhandari - January 24, 2022

The popular tourist destination of Ghandruk was hit hard by the pandemic but locals first turned to farming and then to domestic travelers to survive.

COVID19

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Marissa Taylor - January 17, 2022

With cases surging in the thousands, Nepal has entered the inevitable third Covid-19 wave. Our best defense still remains to mask up, maintain social distancing, and vaccinate. 

COVID19

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Rakesh Prasad Chaudhary - December 19, 2021

The Musahar community has long been marginalized and discriminated against, but the Covid-19 pandemic only made things worse.

COVID19

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Prasansha Rimal - November 30, 2021

The emergence of the new variant has thrown many countries into panic, with many of them, including Nepal, imposing travel restrictions on passengers from South Africa.


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Pranaya Sjb Rana - January 11, 2022

Commissioned by Mahendra, the image of Prithvi Narayan with his index finger raised perfectly encapsulated the Panchayat’s driving refrain of ‘ek raja, ek bhes, ek bhasa, ek desh’.

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Tom Robertson - September 15, 2021

This week on Writing Journeys, editor and analyst Anagha Neelakantan draws on her writing experiences and realizations to offer sage advice.

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Raju Syangtan - August 11, 2021

They stole our ghats. They stole our boats. They stole our rivers and our fish. Crushers in our rivers, they even stole the lands of our ancestors.

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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.

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The Rajakot Massacre, 16 years on

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EXPLAINERS

Explainers

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Aishwarya Baidar - January 25, 2022

Some call NFTs a new era of ownership on the internet while others say it’s a fad and a threat to the environment. But what exactly are NFTs?

Explainers

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Sajeet M. Rajbhandari - January 13, 2022

The Nepali economy is going through a liquidity crunch. The Record explains just what that means.

Explainers

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Prakritee Yonzon - December 2, 2021

An explainer on what sexual harassment is, the legal frameworks that aim to prevent and eliminate it, and what else can be done. 

Explainers

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Prasansha Rimal - September 2, 2021

Six years since Tikapur, Tharus have been demanding that the incident be treated on par with other violent protests — as a political movement rather than a criminal act.

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LONGREADS

LONGREADS

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Ameesha Rayamajhi , Deepesh Shrestha - January 18, 2022

Fifteen years since the 10-year conflict ended, there is no justice and little peace for victims of rape and sexual violence. 

LONGREADS

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Anurag Basnet - January 10, 2022

Violence undocumented is violence denied, and new writing from Kalimpong and Darjeeling — which includes Chuden Kabimo’s Song of the Soil — is correcting this historical wrong.

LONGREADS

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Sam Cowan - December 27, 2021

Using extensive documentary footage from the Maoist conflict, General Sam Cowan provides incisive analysis on the military effectiveness of the People’s Liberation Army.

LONGREADS

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Reshma Thapa - December 6, 2021

Nakunni Dhobi and the 20-day march to Kathmandu: How many women have returned to private cages of violence, never to reach out again?


FEATURES

FEATURES

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Sanjib Chaudhary - January 20, 2022

By helping them understand the importance of balanced feed, a Nawalpur-based grass resource center is providing farmers with the means to grow and balance their own livestock feed.

FEATURES

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Ameesha Rayamajhi , Deepesh Shrestha - January 18, 2022

Fifteen years since the 10-year conflict ended, there is no justice and little peace for victims of rape and sexual violence. 

FEATURES

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Sajeet M. Rajbhandari - January 13, 2022

The Nepali economy is going through a liquidity crunch. The Record explains just what that means.

FEATURES

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Marissa Taylor - January 6, 2022

The recent law on acid attacks is a step in the right direction but it would’ve gone a longer way had it also accounted for burn survivors.