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Squid Game: latest addition to the global Hallyu wave

Kathmandu, Oct. 27 -- From Bigbang to BTS, Train to Busan to Parasite, and Winter Sonata to Crash Landing on You, South Korean movies, tv series, and music have dominated the watching and listening pr... Read More


Remembering Robert Powell

Kathmandu, Oct. 27 -- Robert Powell's drawing of the courtyard facade of Kuthu Math in Bhaktapur is a prime example of his singular style: light enters from the left and the contrast between surface a... Read More


Nepal's elusive 'Great Transformation'

Kathmandu, Oct. 26 -- This short book, Political Economy of Social Change and Development in Nepal, by Jeevan Sharma, a senior lecturer on South Asia and international development at the University of... Read More


Nepal's remittances, forex reserves drop

Kathmandu, Oct. 26 -- Even as Nepal tries to recover from the impact of the pandemic, the country's economic indicators released this week by the central bank show dismal performance in the first two ... Read More


Pfizer vaccines arrive in Nepal

Kathmandu, Oct. 25 -- The first 100,620 doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine under the global COVAX initiative arrived in Kathmandu on Monday, even asthe country's rate for fully vaccinatedpopulation ne... Read More


Art for a cause

Kathmandu, Oct. 25 -- More than 1,500 children in Nepal are diagnosed every year with some form of cancer. Many of them are treatable, but because of the lack of timely diagnosis and proper treatment,... Read More


Nepali film wins Unicef award

Kathmandu, Oct. 25 -- The Nepali filmA Scarecrowhas won the UNICEF Iris 75 award at theUNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2021(UIFF) in Florence for its portrayal of what it means to be a girl child in Ne... Read More


From slave to entrepreneur

Kathmandu, Oct. 24 -- Looking at Sushma Kumari Tharu today, one would be hard-pressed to find any resemblance with the meek young girl she once was. This farmer, tailor, small-time electrician is now ... Read More


Think globally in Glasgow, and act locally

Kathmandu, Oct. 24 -- On 15 June, the Melamchi River north of Kathmandu saw a massive flash flood, killing 25 people and sweeping away 200 houses and 360 hectares of farmlands. Another debris flow on... Read More


Where Nepal's banner once waved

Kathmandu, Oct. 23 -- Nepali Times reporter Alisha Sijapati spent a month earlier this year retracing the Gorkha expansion beyond the Mahakali River more than 200 years ago. The Gorkha Empire was on ... Read More