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Unlocking potential - If we can create progressive changes in the Nepali working environment, we can take on the world

2017-11-07 [ Source: The Kathmandu Post ]

On a recent Qatar Airways flight from Washington Dulles to Doha, after completing the safety briefing, the Senior Cabin Attendant came over to speak to me and welcomed me on board. She was Nepali.

Festivalonomics: Reflecting on the interface between festivals and the economy

2017-10-24 [ Source: The Kathmandu Post ]

Nepal will slowly inch back to normal by the end of the week, after a month full of festivities. In an agrarian society, a month’s break and the accompanying celebrations after hard physical labour is perfect. But we need to start thinking about whether we can afford to take a month long break with the globalised economy in mind. The fact that people are fine with activities slowing down for a month shows how the economy is insular, reliant on domestic consumption, and has little to do with export or the outside world.

Learning from Singapore - Change has to start within the Nepali people themselves before it can influence larger society

2017-10-10 [ Source: The Kathmandu Post ]

Going through Singapore’s history and through multiple visits over the past couple of decades, one big lesson is that it is not the governments but it is about the transformation of people that changes nations. So leaders who give speeches about transforming Nepal into Singapore should start looking at themselves in the mirror and see what they need to transform in themselves.

ग्लोबल नेपाली

2017-09-22 [ Source: Kantipur ]

बैंककको एमबीके मार्केट, खावसान मार्केट वा प्रातुनाम मार्केटतिर जाँदा नेपाली गीत र नेपाली भाषा सुनेर सबै अलिक स्तब्ध हुने गरेको देखिन्छ । भारतीय र नेपाली पर्यटकले मनपराउने बजारहरूमा नेपाली वा हिन्दी बोलेर थाई भाषा पनि बोल्ने, बुझ्ने र बोल्नेसँग किनमेल गर्न कति सजिलो भनेर धेरैले भन्छन् ।

Trenches to tunnels

2017-09-12 [ Source: The Kathmandu Post ]

A fortnight ago, an advertisement appeared in the newspapers for Expression of Interest (EOI) from the Nepal Army for the Kathmandu Tarai Fast Track Road Project (KTFT). This is the first time that the Nepal Army is getting involved in a large infrastructure project.