EXPLAINERS

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Govt and CG butt heads, probe sought into ex-Army Chief’s properties, evacuated Nepalis to undergo quarantine

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

5 min read

Land scam, House obstruction, CM’s comments, new police chief

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

4 min read

MP wants an end to Chhaugoth demolition drive, FNJ says no to exams for journalists, Supreme Court refuses to issue stay order on Speaker appointment

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

4 min read

Sapkota sworn in as Speaker, NCP gains in NA, farmers continue protest

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

LONG READS

35 min read

A worried monarch

Sam Cowan returns with fresh insights on the drafting of the Nepal’s 1959 constitution, the subsequent general election, and a new witness to King Mahendra’s coup d’état.

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.

FEATURES

5 min read

Going Mute

As the state fumbles to guarantee mother tongue rights, indigenous languages are dying out

6 min read

Fifteen years on, no justice in sight for Gangamaya Adhikari

One June 2004 , Krishna Prasad was on his way to his grandparents’ home in Jayamangla, Chitwan, when he disappeared mid-journey. The Adhikari family still awaits justice.

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Sand mafia murder Dhanusha youth who fought back

Lucrative but illegal businesses are sprinkled all over the country

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Gokarna Bista’s complicated tenure and legacy

The media’s blind celebration of Gokarna Bista tells us less about him and more about our need for a success story and skewed politics.