Nijgadh International

EXPLAINERS

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Prachanda speaks – again; Nepal Army tries transparency; mosquitoes threaten govt

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

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How much is China investing in Nepal, where, and how?

Nepal could be on the verge of an unprecedented growth spurt – and unprecedented debt.

6 min read

The week in politics

Your Week in Politics: What happened, what does it mean, why does it matter. 17 Scams, 26 Dead Cows, an exam for journos, and the PM’s Permanent Health Crisis.

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The Week in Politics

What happened, what does it mean, why does it matter.

LONG READS

29 min read

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.

12 min read

Oversold, overhyped, evidence-free development

Nijgadh

Nijgadh is not about environment vs. development, it’s the economics that makes no sense at all.

FEATURES

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Nĭ Hăo, Nepal

Whether or not students benefit, China’s soft power is coming of age.

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Why Nepal loves Rabi Lamichhane – and why some revile him

Sidha Kura Janta Sanga has propelled Rabi Lamichhane to fame as a figure of integrity who makes good on his commitments to seek justice for the common man

29 min read

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 […]

11 min read

Surma Saravor Jatra

Darchula

A personal account of the Surma Saravor Jatra, a six day-long festival celebrated every even year of the Nepali calendar by the people of Darchula’s Ghajir and Chetti villages.