As the population of pollinators are declining globally, the pollination services are also increasingly deteriorating resulting in low productivity of the crops. This trend is more visible in developing countries, where chemical pesticides are haphazardly used.
By Dr Somsak Pipoppinyo May 20, 2020
When the country is fighting for containment of the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging evidence alarm that it has an unprecedented human cost and economic cost. As it is known that the aftermath of the virus brought an extraordinary impact on our lives, this opinion piece analyzes global and national scenarios and its implication to Nepal.
By Purna Bahadur Thapa May 18, 2020
Starting in 1951, with high maternal and infant mortality rates, when the life expectancy hovered around 30 years, Nepal has drastically improved its health system. Mortality rates have gone down and life expectancy has crossed over 70. Dr. Badri Raj Pande, son of renowned scholar late Rudra Raj Pande, has seen all this change through the lens of a patient, practicing doctor and policy maker. A founding member of Nepal Family Association, Dr. Pande has seen epidemics, cholera, malaria, typhoid and polio, among various seasons of flu, including the present pandemic caused by neo-coronavirus. As the global community, including Nepal, wages a war to contain coronavirus, Dr. Pande is observing all this from his Maharajgunj house. Dr. Pande, 85, has shared his experiences and observations here
By Keshab Poudel May 08, 2020
I have worked directly with survivors of violence, founded women’s shelters, worked at the grassroots to the national and global level through various NGOs and Networks I have co-founded, as well as partnered with government entities for promoting gender equality.
By Bandana Rana Mar 16, 2020
Born in a house of Kathmandu’s renowned jeweler late Basanta Bahadur Sakya, who switched to hotel business giving up his traditional jewelry business of inheritance, hotelier Yogendra Sakya, 65, has seen many changes in his lifetime but he has been able to overcome all the challenges. Inherited from his father late Sakya, founder of Hotel Ambassador, Yogendra Sakya, chairman of Ace Hotels, continues to drive his venture successfully luring his son Rahul Sakya in the business as the third generation in the row. As the world’s economy, particularly tourism sector, has been shaken badly by the spread of new deadly coronavirus, he recalled the story of late Shree Basanta Bahadur Sakya and Hotel Ambassador of resilience, change, opportunity to bounce back and the 3rd generation
By Keshab Poudel Mar 13, 2020
Although senior bureaucrat and former ambassador of Nepal to Japan Narayan Prasad Arjal has immensely contributed to Nepal’s development and progress, only a few from younger generation of civil servants know about this. In his entire career span in civil service over 22 years, 87-year-old Arjal, a living genius of Nepal, worked in various ministries and departments. Retired about 40 years ago following the completion of his tenure as secretary and ambassador to Japan twenty years ago, Arjal has been living in his own healthy lifestyle with the family. With the announcement of Government of Japan to confer him with Order of the Rising Sun for his contribution to strengthening Nepal-Japan relations, Arjal's isolation has got a break
By Keshab Poudel Feb 25, 2020
With more than 300 years of glorious history and remarkable achievement in nation building, Nepal Army, the country’s oldest institution defending sovereignty and integrity of Nepal, celebrated the Army Day by demonstrating its modern capacity in disaster management, global peace building and institutional preparedness. Having gone through many upheavals, Nepal Army stands as an organization with highly competent human resources equipped with lots of international exposure
By Keshab Poudel Feb 22, 2020