First promised over a half a century ago, Nepal's new constitution is surprisingly progressive. But it has led to tensions with neighboring India and with underrepresented ethnic groups. When Nepal entered the modern era in the 1950s, following the end of the century-old hereditary Rana regime, the country’s king offered the largely rural and illiterate population an idea that was novel even... Continue Reading
Deepak Adhikari is a Kathmandu-based journalist. In a career spanning over a decade and half, he has covered sociopolitical issues of Nepal, including the peace process following the end of decade-long Maoist insurgency, human rights, environment, mountaineering and geopolitics. His work has appeared in Time, The Caravan, Himal Southasian , Al Jazeera English and Nikkei Asian Review, among others.