4 min read

Frontline struggles

The life of a medical professional grappling with the Covid19 crisis in Rolpa

3 min read

The RDT fiasco

The unreliable RDT kits deployed by the govt have made the Covid crisis worse

3 min read

Covid19 Roundup, 28 May: Covid cases pass 1,000 with the highest daily rise

A daily summary of Covid19-related developments that matter

3 min read

Covid19 Roundup, 27 May: Sharp spike in Covid19 cases and migrant returnee dies at the border

A daily summary of Covid19-related developments that matter

6 min read

Unequal citizens

The proposed citizenship bill is unfair to women who marry Nepali men and will do nothing for those rendered stateles

6 min read

Dalit deaths and the longevity of caste

Nepal’s caste system continues to crush and kill Dalits

3 min read

The RDT fiasco

The unreliable RDT kits deployed by the govt have made the Covid crisis worse

3 min read

Finance minister overstates health sector allocation, makes wrong claim about Nepal’s income tax regime

Khatiwada spoke about the budget allocation for the health sector and income tax rates in Nepal. While talking about the two issues, he made false and misleading claims.

23 min read

Baber Shumshere’s relentless quest

Chandra tries to control a growing demand for more Awards led by his son Baber but reveals an acute sensitivity to the position of the monarch and steps in to help an errant son-in-law in serious trouble with the British in India.

18 min read

Ranas and Gongs

Part 1: Recruiting haggles, Chandra, the game-changer, and getting a “K” for Bhim

13 min read

Why Kathmandu’s land prices continue to skyrocket

Nepal’s moneyed classes, aided by unscrupulous banks and an irresponsible government, have turned land into a quickly tradeable commodity

15 min read

Castles in the air

Buyers of units in high-rises and colonies continue to get ripped off by developers because the authorities have turned a blind eye to the sector’s problems

6 min read

How Oli destroyed Nepal’s democratic machinery to serve his own ends

The seeds for the current crisis in Singha Durbar were sown by Oli during his rise to the top and his tenure there

5 min read

Politicians and Covid quackery

First they trafficked in misinformation. Now, they’re peddling dubious medicine

4 min read

A parasite state

The government wants to make money off stranded Nepali workers desperate to return home

7 min read

The untouchability virus

How apologists for untouchability are using the pandemic’s social-distancing rules as proof that societal notions of purity have merit