Perspectives

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COP26 in review: The good and the bad

Shuvam Rizal - December 1, 2021

Technical shortcomings, inclusivity failures, and large compromises overshadowed small victories at COP26. For Nepal, a stronger communication strategy is necessary.

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COVID19 NEWS

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.

COVID19

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Tulsi Rauniyar - September 13, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the tourism industry to a grinding halt and among those most affected have been thousands of porters.

COVID19

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Prasansha Rimal - August 5, 2021

The pandemic has led to an exponential rise in the amount of plastic waste and in Nepal, much of it is not properly segregated or disposed of. 

COVID19

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Nishant Dhungana - July 28, 2021

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


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POPULAR

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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.

POPULAR

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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.

POPULAR

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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.

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The Rajakot Massacre, 16 years on

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EXPLAINERS

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.

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.

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LONGREADS

LONGREADS

19 min read

Krishna Acharya , Ramu Sapkota - October 3, 2021

An international investigation has revealed how many Nepali business persons and companies have used tax havens to stash wealth and avoid taxes.

LONGREADS

21 min read

Rudra Pangeni - September 30, 2021

Incompetent political leadership and corrupt administration has meant no new doctors have been appointed in the past four years. This has caused a great deal of suffering for many Nepalis.

LONGREADS

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Sam Cowan - August 26, 2021

Is maintaining the Kodari crossing between Nepal and China as an international highway a lost cause?

LONGREADS

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Ramesh Bhushal - August 22, 2021

Nepal is pressing ahead with controversial plans to launch commercial farming of wild animals in the country, as major traditional Chinese medicine companies seek to invest.


FEATURES

FEATURES

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Shristi Sherchan , Deewash Shrestha - November 23, 2021

Despite the proliferation of large supermarkets, local vegetable markets are thriving.

FEATURES

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Aishwarya Baidar - November 22, 2021

The indigenous Uranw have been lobbying for the Karma puja to be recognized nationally so that community members can get holidays to attend a festival of social cohesion and community bonding. 

FEATURES

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Jag Bahadur Budha - November 21, 2021

Tens of thousands of villagers flock to the Himalayan foothills in northwestern Nepal to collect the fungus every year, but how did people begin harvesting it in the first place?

FEATURES

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Prasansha Rimal - November 18, 2021

With many of Nepal’s art and artifacts being repatriated, questions still remain about how those antiquities left the country and what will happen to them when they come home.