Published on: Mar 23, 2018
Many have argued that Xi’s supremacy will give him the authority he needs to vanquish rampant corruption. China still stands at 77th position in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index - close to countries like India and much behind some of Africa’s most corrupted countries
By Abijit Sharma | Mar 23, 2018
Robin Marston has been a leading figure in Nepali tourism and trekking for nearly forty years. He led Mountain Travel, Nepal’s first trekking agency, for twelve years and managed the famous Summit Hotel for fourteen years. Since then, he’s played an important role in conservation and charity work, and has left a lasting legacy in Nepal. It was my second time meeting Robin, and this time he invited me to his home for our interview. I met him in the lobby of the Summit Hotel before he led me to his house just next door. Outside his gate I was surprised to see a sheep, an animal I hadn’t seen since arriving in Nepal. I wasn’t even sure if they existed here. I was even more surprised when Robin called for “Shobha” to come inside with us. We sat in his garden, eating biscuits, drinking tea and petting Shobha the sheep, and started the interview.
By Alex Bushnell | Mar 23, 2018