Ruhy is my host sister. Staying at her house for nearly a month, I got a chance to fully observe and experience local Nepali’s life, or more specifically, a Nepali girl’s life. Get up at 6; cook breakfast for family; go to school; come back and cook lunch; wash the clothes or do some farm work; cook dinner; wash the dishes—cook, clean, cook, clean—the two verbs almost sum up Ruhy’s daily routine.
By Fan Chen July 23, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
In today’s world two countries are often cited when democratic governance is discussed—the US and India. While the US is generally accepted as a functional liberal democracy, India is known as the largest democracy having over 800 million voters.
By Binod P. Bista July 23, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
One must be thankful that it was the engineers of the Indian army who were given the task of building the country's very first highway. Incidentally this was also the first major undertaking of the Indian army following India's independence in Aug. 1947 and a gift to Nepal.
By Hemang Dixit July 23, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Tinkering around trying to reform the entrenched kleptocratic machinery we have been bequeathed, especially by the political adventurism of 2006, is futile as proven by the Ranju Darshanas, Rabindra Mishras and Kishor Thapas in the recent hustings and by Devendra Raj Pandey a generation ago with his now aborted Lok Dal
By Dipak Gyawali July 23, 2017, noon
The only surviving Tibetan Buddhist kingdom is caught between a rock and a hard place, seemingly willing to negotiate its longstanding territorial claims with Beijing but feeling the heat from an overbearing New Delhi
By A Correspondent July 23, 2017, 8:18 a.m.