Putin’s long shadow

December 3, 2017 00:30 AM

There is no “number two” in Russia. There is only Putin, controlling the FSB, the courts, and the commanding heights of the economy.

Better Kathmandu

December 2, 2017 00:27 AM

Kathmandu has opportunities but no business environment. But it can be a ‘city of opportunities’.

The Dubai debacle

December 2, 2017 00:21 AM

New Chinese markets provide the strongest hope for the continuation of A380 program.

Losing our bearings

December 2, 2017 00:15 AM

The south-facing window of my house has long ceased to reveal the hills that sit on the edge of Kathmandu. When I peer out of the window, my view now consists of rectangular buildings as tall as five stories—the structures look like giant, rather geometrical monsters. New concrete replaces the old, more aesthetic houses every year as traditional neighborhoods around Patan Durbar Square, like mine, rush towards urbanization.

On Sextortion

November 30, 2017 01:30 AM

We need to agree that sextortion is more harmful than sexual harassment. If so, we need separate laws for it.

"It is wrong to say we have no money for federal infrastructures. We have plenty"

November 30, 2017 01:00 AM

Financial viability of the federal model has been a big concern of Nepali policymakers and economists in recent times. Many argue that Nepal simply cannot sustain the ‘costly’ federalism. Uma Shankar Prasad, Associate Professor at Tribhuvan University’s Central Department of Economics, thinks the opposite is true: that federalism is the perfect antidote to Nepal’s underdevelopment. But how? Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with Prasad, who has carried out extensive studies on fiscal federalism in Nepal.

International illusions

November 29, 2017 01:30 AM

One can only hope that Nepali scholars and policymakers will come back to their senses and start informing the public that English-only instruction is dangerous.

The local focus

November 29, 2017 01:00 AM

If we grow what is locally possible and eat what is locally available, food shortage areas can be shortly self-reliant.

Remittance lessons

November 29, 2017 00:30 AM

Examples from Latin America and Central Asia suggest over-dependence on income from remittance can be risky.

I am Prachanda

November 28, 2017 01:30 AM

A directly elected executive with singular authority over government functioning would bring much-needed stability and cut horse-trading.