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Scrub typhus, with its similarities to Covid-19, is leading to confusion — and deaths

Aishwarya Baidar - September 27, 2021

Delays in seeking treatment due to the similarity of scrub typhus’ symptoms with Covid-19 are fast becoming fatal.

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Tulsi Rauniyar - September 13, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the tourism industry to a grinding halt and among those most affected have been thousands of porters.

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Prasansha Rimal - August 5, 2021

The pandemic has led to an exponential rise in the amount of plastic waste and in Nepal, much of it is not properly segregated or disposed of. 

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Nishant Dhungana - July 28, 2021

Long lines, crowds, and confusion have characterized the vaccination drive in Biratnagar.

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Marissa Taylor - July 25, 2021

Mismanagement and overcrowding continue to plague the vaccination campaign in the Kathmandu Valley, despite numerous past instances to learn from.


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Tom Robertson - September 15, 2021

This week on Writing Journeys, editor and analyst Anagha Neelakantan draws on her writing experiences and realizations to offer sage advice.

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Raju Syangtan - August 11, 2021

They stole our ghats. They stole our boats. They stole our rivers and our fish. Crushers in our rivers, they even stole the lands of our ancestors.

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Minket Lepcha - June 28, 2021

Boudha once had a long and rich relationship with water but with the explosion of concrete houses and paved roads, fresh water is becoming more and more scarce.

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Prashanta Khanal - June 7, 2021

In the last century, cycles have gone from a symbol of wealth and power to one of poverty, but that is slowly changing.

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The Rajakot Massacre, 16 years on

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Explainers

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Prasansha Rimal - September 2, 2021

Six years since Tikapur, Tharus have been demanding that the incident be treated on par with other violent protests — as a political movement rather than a criminal act.

Explainers

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Marissa Taylor - May 25, 2021

As Nepal registers its first casualties from Black Fungus, The Record explains what the fungal infection is, who is at risk, and if we should be concerned.

Explainers

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Pranaya Sjb Rana - May 22, 2021

In choosing political expediency over the pandemic, Prime Minister Oli and President Bhandari have doomed many more citizens to death.

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Marissa Taylor - May 6, 2021

With misinformation rampant on social media, it is imperative that people know what Covid-19 treatments work and what do not.

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LONGREADS

LONGREADS

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Sam Cowan - August 26, 2021

Is maintaining the Kodari crossing between Nepal and China as an international highway a lost cause?

LONGREADS

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Ramesh Bhushal - August 22, 2021

Nepal is pressing ahead with controversial plans to launch commercial farming of wild animals in the country, as major traditional Chinese medicine companies seek to invest.

LONGREADS

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Raju Syangtan - August 11, 2021

They stole our ghats. They stole our boats. They stole our rivers and our fish. Crushers in our rivers, they even stole the lands of our ancestors.

LONGREADS

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Deepesh Paudel - August 3, 2021

While the Malla kings embraced and celebrated the dramatic arts, the Rana oligarchs and the Panchayat autocracy strictly censored the artform. Now, the state’s indifference is killing the theater.


FEATURES

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Shuvangi Khadka - September 16, 2021

An ethics of mutual learning and openness has to develop around commission-based projects led by urban artists but oriented toward local rural communities.

FEATURES

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Tulsi Rauniyar - September 13, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the tourism industry to a grinding halt and among those most affected have been thousands of porters.

FEATURES

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Sajeet M. Rajbhandari - September 10, 2021

The way Nepalis approach love and courtship has changed a great deal over time, and the emergence of digital platforms has had a significant impact on how dating dynamics have evolved in Nepal.

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Birat Anupam - September 8, 2021

The Nepal Mountain Academy, established in 2002, is one of the only institutions of higher learning in the world that offers academic degrees in mountaineering.