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Kathmandu, April 11 -- The admirable work done by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Karnali Province, Mahesh Bikram Shah caught my eye a few days ago. Not because he had cracked an impossible cr... Read More


'We represent diversity'

Nepal, March 28 -- Even as Nepal was embroiled in a controversy about equal citizenship rights for its women, on the world stage the Christchurch massacre of Muslims during Friday prayers at two mosqu... Read More


Practice what you preach

Nepal, March 14 -- Jhapa has seen two major cultural events this month so far. Art & Literature Festival 2019 was held in Kakarbhitta from March 2-4. It was organised by Readers Jhapa. The other was a... Read More


Practise what you preach

Nepal, March 14 -- Jhapa has seen two major cultural events this month so far. Art & Literature Festival 2019 was held in Kakarbhitta from March 2-4. It was organised by Readers Jhapa. The other was a... Read More


Lessons from Oscar night

Kathmandu, Feb. 28 -- The Oscars have come and gone, and unlike other years, this year I guessed 14 winners out of 24 right. If one does not count short films and documentaries that is. My guesses wer... Read More


Zealous guys

Nepal, Feb. 14 -- Today, February 14, is Valentine's Day, a day invented for love and romance by 14th-century poet Geoffrey Chaucer in his Parliament of Birds (1382). Chaucer wrote, "For this was on S... Read More


Learn to unlearn

Nepal, Jan. 31 -- As I was finishing Tara Westover's 2018 memoir Educated, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was responding to a question about education at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Westover's me... Read More