Nijgadh International


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Murderous MPs, and the PM gives an etiquette lesson

The week in politics: what happened, what it means, why it matters.

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“Beggar-free streets”, secret Dasain bonuses, angry Chief Justice, attacking cadres

The week in politics: What happened, what does it mean, why does it matter

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Mahara may be fired – and his case could go nowhere

The sexual violence allegation against Mahara is a test for the government, CPN and state institutions.

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Bills watch: September

As the summer session of parliament ended in late September, 23 of the 48 bills tabled during this session or pending from earlier ones remained unresolved, 23 at the House of Representatives and six at the National Assembly.  The National Assembly is yet to decide on: the first amendment to the Nepal Engineering Council Act […]


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Reinventing the toilet

Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygenic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that’s waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a lavatorial revolution.

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Antisystemic Movements, Yesterday and Today

Immanuel Wallerstien was an influential sociologist best known for his analysis of capitalism as an integrated “world-system.” He argued that the capitalist system relied on the exploitation of countries in the global south by countries in the global north, and his unique body of work linking nations, political economies, markets, households, and identity groups had […]

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How an Aboriginal approach to mental health is helping farmers deal with drought

Psychological tools developed with Aboriginal people can also support Australian farmers whose land is suffering the effects of climate change.

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How Jumla became a land of apples

Jumla’s apple future arose from the convergence of three historical changes in the 50s: the Green Revolution, Nepal’s national development project, and the new era of development aid.


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Why can’t we talk about conflict in Nepal anymore

If we want a truly quality peace to prevail in Nepal, we need to be able to talk about the politics of conflict and peace in Nepal.

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Xi came bearing gifts, it is up to us to follow through


Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal promised a lot but it is up to Nepal to deliver.

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Thinking with ghosts

What if understood the logic of bhut-pret lagne, instead of just seeing it through a psychiatric or anthropological lens?

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My autism journey: how I learned to stop trying to fit in

One woman’s journey of autism discovery.