• Life expectancy and new challenges Life expectancy and new challenges

    Latest developments confirm that Nepal has already entered the stage of health transition wherein non-communicable diseases are the main causes of mortality. While embracing the health similar to middle-income countries, Nepal faces unprecedented challenges of quickly gaining momentum to the preventative aspects of life-style related conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

    Dr. Sudan Prasad Neupane

  • Nepal's political parties and their power mentality Nepal's political parties and their power mentality

    The crux of Nepal's problems largely lie in the political parties' mentality to rule. Such tendency will never resolve Nepal’s existing problems of poverty, unemployment, large scale temporary and permanent migration, unbalanced regional development, among others.

    Chandra Sharma Poudyal


  • Understanding Nepal through KIMFF Understanding Nepal through KIMFF

    Katmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is totally a different kind. This festival is about offering food for the mind and the heart of curious audience. It’s about mountains, challenges and beauty; it's also about different global as well as local social issues.

    Isabelle Lippitsch

  • Global warming and its implications in South Asia Global warming and its implications in South Asia

    Even though SAARC Summit was a perfect place to find a common agenda, leaders did not take a definite step on climate change. The meeting only agreed to establish a rapid response to natural disasters and underlined the urgency to establish a legal protocol by the end of 2015. Nepal, being the host and one of the most vulnerable countries, should have initiated the conversation.

    Suman Gautam

Readers Column

  • A letter to our Honorable Prime Minister

    Lighting up the capital was not an end but a beginning towards infrastructure development, implementing the power treaties, scaling the economies upwards, and to write the constitution on time.

  • State of denial

    Nanda Parsad Adhikari's painful death has raised a fundamental question to our political / legal system. Is this what we wanted ? What does a " federal democratic republic" means for a common people ?