EXPLAINERS

6 min read

Shuffling along, humor over despair, the nationalist gambit

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

5 min read

Irritated: Nepal’s borders, the PM, and Dr KC; on trial: Mahara, Aalam

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

5 min read

Murderous MPs, and the PM gives an etiquette lesson

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

4 min read

“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

LONG READS

17 min read

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.

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 […]

13 min read

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.

17 min read

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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