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...

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...

Nepal: Changing Fortunes?

February 07, 2014

The quest for political stability in Nepal has begun. Nepal’s first Constituent Assembly (CA) was elected in April 2008. The assembly was one of the principal outcomes of the People’s Movement of 2006 and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2007, the latter of which brought an end to the...

Nepal: The Long Road Ahead

January 05, 2014

Political and social reforms in Nepal are likely to bring initial insecurity.  Background The year 2006 marked the end of the decade-long civil war in Nepal and the abolition of the monarchy. In the April 2008 elections, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) emerged as the largest party...