A recent breaking news is that Dibesh Pokharel (stage name Arthur Gunn), born on 24th Oct. 1997 (UN Day) in Nepal, has achieved fame by becoming the first Nepali to secure the position of ‘Runners Up’ for the eighteenth season of the American Idol competition.
By Hemang Dixit May 25, 2020
Of course, there is no copyright in names and I remember reading many years ago that there were seventeen Berlins in the US. In fact, there is Kathmandu in Maine too! It seems that people arriving in new lands hanker or long for their previous habitats. Some referred to these new places with the prefix of new.
By Hemang Dixit May 19, 2020
This has brought to my mind George Orwell's classical work 'Animal Farm'. What if the animals in our farms form Unions? Will the cows withhold the supply of milk from their udders? Will the production of butter and cheese come to a standstill?
By Hemang Dixit Sep 30, 2019
The idea is for a whole reorganisation of the educational sector. Currently it is neither ‘Hanseko chal na Kukhurako chal’ as far as educational institutions in this country are concerned. One pertinent issue that needs to be addressed and sorted out is whether institutions should be on regional, read provincial basis or on faculty basis depending on what they teach / instruct on.
By Hemang Dixit Mar 15, 2019
Over the last sixty-eight years it has been seen that democratisation of society is a difficult process in the history of any nation. Untouchability, chauppadi and witch incidents are fairly common reports in our papers. Is it because we are a closed society that has never been conquered by external forces? What is the quality within us which has made it possible to exist as a Society or as a Nation?
By Hemang Dixit Feb 09, 2019
Communication in the country has improved. True, those persons able to make liberal down payments and use hire purchase facilities in Nepal are able to utilise modern day facilities enjoyed elsewhere in the world. Whilst the number of traffic accidents and the number of deaths on the roads have increased tremendously, there is no denying the fact that the mobility of the people has increased by leaps and bounds.
By Hemang Dixit Jan 26, 2019
The commercial banks in Nepal had announced that they would be willing to pay up to 13% on fixed deposits. The spread i.e. the difference they charge for loans and the interest that they give for deposits should not large. The reality is that all banks are run by humans and have also failed in different parts of the world.
By Hemang Dixit Jan 12, 2019
A nation is a stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity, or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture. ... It is a cultural-political community that has become conscious of its autonomy, unity, and particular interests.
By Hemang Dixit Dec 22, 2018