Abha Lal

Abha Lal is a former Associate Editor and current contributor at The Record

How Nepal’s forensics infrastructure lets perpetrators get away with crimes

Lack of laws and guidelines mean that many criminal cases are grossly mishandled

After Years of Media Trial, a Stunning Verdict in the Tikapur...

11 have been sentenced to life in prison while the Tharu community in Tikapur continues to pay the price for the horrors of 2015
Description: Two tailors sharing a shop take a break to pose for a photo in sunny spotlights.

On “Seeing” Dalit Lives

Dalit: A Quest for Dignity raises important questions about photography and politics

Reckoning with the Past

An exhibition documents victims’ narratives from the armed conflict

Constitution continues to be controversial

3 years on, Madhesis mourn the promulgation of the statute
Hippies in Kathmandu's central square being viewed warily by Nepali citizens passing by, March 1966. Photo credit: Brian Cooke

From the Shangri-la to a hippie paradise

A new book traces the history of Nepali tourism through encounters between Western travelers and Nepalis.