Opinion

  • 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

  • Questions raised by Col Lama’s Trial Questions raised by Col Lama’s Trial

    How efficient can we consider the trial when all the evidences and witnesses are in Nepal and speak the local language? Was the case lost due to such complexities or due to its merit itself?

    Barun Ghimire

Blog

  • 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

  • Bungee jumping in Pokhara: A lifetime memory Bungee jumping in Pokhara: A lifetime memory

    As I approached, Kai was taking a picture of himself with Fishtail mountain. The alluring scenery greatly contrasted with the horror of bungee jumping. "This is my last living photo," said Kai.

    Alisha Sharma

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.

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