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Replicating chaos


Two common sights in Nepal are the tipper trucks that carry extracted natural resources and ferry them, and the bulldozers that are deployed to extract resources in the name of building roads.

Make way! Whenever the status quo does not deliver, a new crop of leadership emerges that should assume the helm


We tend to see politics as being disconnected from society, but infact, politicians are a reflection of society and until there is a transformation in society where youths are accepted as leaders, we will not see politics changing

What is in store? Societal changes are much needed, but whether or not they will occur after elections is doubtful


It is very interesting to watch campaigns for the upcoming elections. While driving through town on Saturday, I had to give way to a bunch of motorcycles with party flags. They had turned their headlights to high beam despite the fact that it was mid-day and were honking continuously as they whizzed past.

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


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


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.