Chains of chhaupadi

November 11, 2017 00:51 AM

Just the thought of chhaupadi makes us shudder. I am sure you know of women in western Nepal—in Doti, Accham, Bajura, Kailali, Dailekh, Bajhang, Baitadi and Dadeldhura districts—are forced to live in small, cold, damp and unhygienic sheds in the woods, or in animal sheds or mud huts that are completely separate from the house, for five days every month when they are menstruating

Generation MBA

November 11, 2017 00:45 AM

Some folks have now resorted to putting an MBA after their name à la PhD holders. Really?

A doctor denied

November 11, 2017 00:34 AM

NEW LONDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Holding manila folders filled with pages of her handwritten reports, Dr Anna Konopka insisted her system for keeping track of her patients’ medical conditions and various prescriptions works fine.

Climate of uncertainty

November 9, 2017 01:30 AM

Climate change is not taken seriously in Nepal, as it is supposedly not something that directly impacts our ‘sovereignty’ and ‘territorial integrity’.

Formation of non-political election government will reduce anomalies

November 9, 2017 01:00 AM

Surya Prasad Shrestha was the chief Election Commissioner both during the last Panchayat election of 1986 and during the first parliamentary election of 1991. In the historical context, how does this old observer of Nepal’s election process see the upcoming federal and provincial elections? Mahabir Paudyal caught up with him at his Maharajgunj residence Tuesday evening.

Rich man’s election

November 8, 2017 01:30 AM

A friend of mine disclosed that a mayoral candidate in the mid-west region he was canvassing for had spent Rs 15 million in campaigning.

Investing in knowledge

November 8, 2017 01:00 AM

Our educational and science and technology policies have failed to keep up with global pace of technological advancement and we have no strategy to catch up.

Trump goes to China

November 8, 2017 00:30 AM

Trump and Xi must find a way to defuse the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula, or manage the results should diplomacy fail.

Shrinking freedoms

November 7, 2017 01:30 AM

India, which is the biggest democracy in the world, could be termed the biggest mockery of democracy in the world so far as freedom of speech is concerned.

Promoting violence

November 7, 2017 01:00 AM

The perceived efficacy of the language of violence runs the risk of making peaceful methods ineffective