Thomas Bell

Thomas Bell reported on Nepal for ten years for The Daily Telegraph and The Economist. His book Kathmandu was published in 2014 by Random House India. You can follow him on Twitter at @bellthomasbell.

A gazillion dollar hustle

Trumpism seems like a regression to the philistine America Ilf and Petrov described in the 1930s

Freedom’s just another word for . . .

It’s unusual for someone to burn their own house down because they don’t like it anymore, and they want to see what it looks like all lit up

Ringside story

Prashant Jha’s debut, Battles of the New Republic, provides an insider’s view of the roles politicians, diplomats, and spies played in Nepal’s Maoist and Madhesi movements