• Act, now! Act, now!

    How, in today’s time, is it possible for a ‘Head' of a constitutional body to try tricks used by petty criminals like absconding, avoiding a summon by the court and not letting the notice be pasted at the home address to confuse the process in legal technicalities, and still be seen by our ‘Leaders’ as morally suited for the most powerful post in the country?

    Dinkar Nepal

  • Beyond Plagiarism: How honest research could be promoted in Nepal Beyond Plagiarism: How honest research could be promoted in Nepal

    Sanctions for plagiarizing should be such that even if they are discovered years after the degree has been granted, the university in question should be able to retract the degree(s) it has granted to the student in question.

    Pratyoush Onta


  • A patient's odyssey A patient's odyssey

    “You should not expect much from doctors in Nepal because they choose to stay to serve the country unlike many who fly abroad to study and never come back,” a friend told me to mitigate my frustration. I understand what she meant; I acknowledge all those who choose to serve home but why is it aberrant to expect an ounce of professional ethics from them?

    Geetanjali Upadhyaya

  • Words of gratitude Words of gratitude

    Over my daily monotonous commutes, I have realized that Mahanagar Yatayat and Traffic police in the valley deserve our utmost respect.

    Narbada Ghimire

Readers Column

  • Let’s change the way we see rape

    Feminism can help punish a rapist, but can never control rape. Some say rapists are mentally disturbed people. If this is true, how do we explain gang rape? Can a whole gang be mentally disturbed at the same time? What makes understanding the motive behind rape more difficult is that some rape cases are a result of ‘punishment’ imposed upon the raped by community for ‘violating’ social norms, customs.

  • For the visually impaired

    Coincidentally, I was surfing the internet one day when I recalled those yellow tiles. On Google I typed ‘Odd yellow tiles on the sidewalk’. Instantly trusty Google displayed answers on the screen. I felt a fat smile form on my face as I read. Immediately I was praising Nepalese policymakers.