On a path, an elderly woman handed me a piece of grapefruit, showing toothless gums as she smiled at me. She reminded me of old days with my grandmother in her dear countryside, when times were not about rushing after pure illusion of power and money, where life was about enjoying every moment in peace. MORE
Those opposing electronic visa are traitors: Home Minister Gautam
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 27 - Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam said today that those who are speaking against electronic visa processing by foreign company are traitors.Govt forms team to look into Dr KC's demands
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 27 - A meeting of the Council of Ministers today formed a team to address the issues raised by Dr. Govinda KC who is on a fast unto death since the past five days.Foreign design to split UML: Yogesh Bhattarai
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 27 - UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai said on Friday that foreign powers and intelligence agencies are conspiring to split his party, and argued that his party would foil their plot.
Sanctuary for Universal Peace being built in Lumbini
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 26 - Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, an American Buddhist leader, is building the Mahasiddha Sanctuary for Universal Peace in Lumbini.Missing boy found in India
Bhagwati Pandey, Butwal, March 25 - 16-year-old Sudip Adhikari of Butwal municipality-12 who was missing since the last four days was found in Gorakhpur of India today. Adhikari, an examinee of the ongoing SLC examination, was missing since Sunday evening.Parties get four more days to forge consensus
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 25 - Chairman of the Constituent Assembly (CA) Subash Chandra Nembang has extended the deadline for the political parties to forge consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution drafting process.
Alleged shooter of justice Bam arrested in Saudi Arabia
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 25 - Police on Tuesday arrested Sanjaya Ismaili Magar, who allegedly shot dead former Supreme Justice Rana Bahadur Bam three years ago, in Saudi Arabia.Growth may lose shine in coming years: ADB
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 24 - Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned that though the decline in the global oil price has been supportive to strong growths of 6.3% in 2015 and 2016, a sudden sharp reversal in the oil price could darken the rosy economic scenario.Mission healthy mother, healthy child
Prawash Gautam - A young girl born with a very large encephalocoele (brain cyst); another 8-year old with a spinal cord malfunction who was gradually losing her ability to walk – Marie Long recalls during our conversation about a project, Global Nutrition Empowerment (GNE), which she has initiated with a small team in Nepal to improve maternal and child health.
Germanwings co-pilot had serious depressive episode: Bild newspaper
Reuters, Berlin, March 27 - The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday.CoAS Rana, UN General Ladsous hold talks
Kathmandu, March 27 - Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) Gaurab Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana and UN Under-Secretary-General Hervé Ladsous, Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, held talks in New York today.Poverty pushes SAF gold medalist from ring to riverbank
Anil Malla Thakuri, Kathmandu, March 27 - It's no wonder in Nepal to see a professional player at the peak of his or her career suddenly calling it quits and taking another profession to solve hand-to-mouth problems.
Predictable transfer system to curb political influence: Minister Pandit
Bardiya, March 27 - Minister for General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has said that a predictable transfer system would be implemented to lessen the political influence in bureaucracy.Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash
Reuters, Berlin, March 27 - Airlines rushed on Thursday to change rules to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose.Gachchadar, Sitaula hold separate talks with Oli
Bhaktapur, March 27 - General secretary of Nepali Congress Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic) Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchadar separately met the CPN (UML) chairman KP Oli at his residence at Balkot this morning.
Online visa system to modernize immigration: DPM Gautam
Kathmandu, March 27 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam said that online visa system will modernize the Department of Immigration and ensure easy immigration services.Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'
BBC, March 26 - The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday appeared to want to "destroy the plane", French officials said.TU publishes BSc, BA results
Kathmandu, March 26 - The Tribhuvan University Office of the Controller of Examinations on Thursday published the result of B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science), second year (four-year course) examinations held under the Institute of Science and Technology earlier this year.
Dr KC and PM Koirala’s integrity
The selfless doctor, who inspires hope and optimism amidst all the chaos across the country, is on the fifth day of non-violent protest risking his life but Koirala, a protégé of Nepali Congress (NC) founded on Gandhian principles, is singularly acting like Gandhi’s three monkeys refusing to see, hear and speak about the issue.
Prem DhakalLee Kuan Yew’s legacy
Part of the reason Singapore became so successful was because it was so predictable, even boring. Still, for a country like Nepal, it would pay to follow Singapore’s example and be boring and predictable.
Manish GyawaliAncestral property and family feud
The pragmatic parents can not only avoid impending family feud but can boost progeny’s self-esteem by continuously conveying succinct message that parental property is a backup for emergency but not the birthright.
Dr. Sanjaya Gajurel
Nepal’s low equilibrium of happiness
How to break a toxic low equilibrium of happiness seen in Nepali economy? First, the faulty fiscal policy that has limited public expenditure needs to be corrected. Second, the state should promote competition by luring new players with innovative ideas.
Prem KhanalWater for sustainable development
Access to water and sustainable development are inextricably connected with each other. Access to water and sanitation should be addressed if we are to alleviate poverty.
Pragya LamsalState inaction in action
The state’s inability to deal with local lawbreakers is undermining its credibility.
The Invisible Nepalis
I believe whether you are a Manadhar or a Magar, you are looking for ways to earn a decent income. Whether you are born in Mahottari or Morang, you deserve a chance to succeed in life.
Ravi KumarTime to rethink community based approach to resource management
It is important to see how a program can best support a community forestry system without creating dependency on external funding, or without being subjected to external hegemonic ideas and ideologies, or without distorting locally organized democratic possibilities.
Dr Hemant R OjhaPrejudices against professional women
The biggest struggle that I couldn't overcome was perhaps dealing with men in those places as a professional.
An unforgettable vacation to Bern
This time in Switzerland was in no way as apprehensive as it had been the last time when we got mugged.
Anukrit LamichhaneUnmanaged wires
Unmanaged wires can result in fire that can destroy huge amounts of property. We have already witnessed such incidents in Kathmandu.
Ekalavya KumarWho's responsible for garbage?
It's not only Nepalis who are responsible for environment pollution; tourists also play a major role in this.
A touch of love
It seemed, what they strongly wanted, in spite of anything, was to feel the comfort of a touch. As if a touch was a necessity, after silence and distance. Necessity, perhaps, to communicate, to reinforce, to seal the love that had grown in silence and distance.
Prawash GautamI am safe until I am safe
When I read about the mishaps with girls almost everyday in the news, it is not just my sympathy for them that dishearten me, but the deep fear that I could have been one that sends a chill down my spine. Yes, I am safe only until I am safe.
Medha SharmaHoli Blues
Could we not show a little of our conduct this season by reforming the self established loolaing culture to its complete deletion?
What's the best punishment?
I was wondering what would be the best punishment for the perpetrators if they are caught. What would make the girls feel they have been justified?
Medha SharmaEnsuring quality education in Jumla
It is essential to incorporate local curriculum that will help understand and promote local resources and economic activities.
Upaj BhattaraiThe Challenge of Being a Pedestrian in Kathmandu
How can it be that in a society where family values are still strong, drivers do not have a minimum consideration for their fellow pedestrians?