The Crucial Role of Media in Nepal

March 08, 2021

Nepal’s Foreign Relations

November 04, 2020

In South Asia, Violence Against Women is On the Rise

January 09, 2017

Violence against women in South Asia has become so common and normalized that, instead of decreasing, it is on the rise.  A few days ago, I encountered a situation where one of my friends commented on how women’s working abilities are less than those of men. I responded to him about how...

Not Everyone is Happy About Nepal’s Constitution

December 24, 2015

Foreign intervention over Nepal’s constitution, particularly from India, has overshadowed local concerns.    Many groups are not happy with Nepal’s new constitution—which was adopted in September—particularly with issues of political representation, citizenship rights and gender...

Finally, Nepal Gets a Constitution

October 06, 2015

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,...

Stop Child Labor in Nepal

June 12, 2015

Nepalese policymakers must examine economic factors when drafting solutions to combat child labor. Imagine somewhere in Kathmandu that a child is dancing to the songs of his blind father for money. Such a heartwarming sight, no doubt. Given how cheap emotional pity is, you might consider...

Lessons on Disaster Preparedness From the Nepal Earthquake

April 29, 2015

The Nepal earthquake, which left widespread damage and thousands dead, is a clarion call for other countries to become better prepared for disasters. The recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal left a wide swath of devastation, and the death toll keeps rising. As the Nepalese cope with...

Censorship in Nepal: Forms and Evolution

June 09, 2014

Censorship in Nepal has been employed for political reasons at various points in history. In February, an obscure Hindu right-wing group, Shiksha Bachao Andolan, forced Penguin India to withdraw American Indologist Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History. Surely, if — as...

Modi: Maintaining Harmony as a Measure of Success

May 24, 2014

What does Narendra Modi’s victory mean for India? Narendra Modi is India’s new prime minister. After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a landslide victory in the Indian general elections, winning 282 seats in the lower house of 543, Modi will be sworn in on May 26. The BJP could...

Linguistic Diversity in Nepal’s Music Industry

March 02, 2014

Nepal's music industry is leading the way in promoting the country's many languages. A visit to Kantipur FM, located in Nepal’s Lalitpur district, brings you face-to-face with many of the country's musical legends. As one of Nepal's pioneer private radio stations, its music library offers a...

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