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Towards tech-friendly polls


Local elections are the key drivers of a functioning democracy, a responsible opposition, the rule of law and strong institutions.

Holiday Junkies


Nepal was closed by political forces. Strikes were welcomed and offices were shut at any rumour about security issues. The development industry, which is nearing three decades of active work in Nepal, needs to introspect on how to push productivity and change the work culture. Tackling the issue of holidays could be a starting point.

Do Nepalis really need jobs?


The Nepali term for a job is ‘jaagir’, an Urdu word meaning a land grant provided by feudal lords and rulers on which you seek rent. A market that is dominated by rent-seeking individuals kills the competition in the same manner that rent-seeking cartels kill level playing fields for business.

Hopes for 2074


The course of a nation’s journey is like that of a person’s journey; there are moments of opportunity that come knocking. Year 2074 looks like one of them; I hope we will not squander it.

Lessons From A Recent Summit


In the 21st century, we need to be business-like during the day and hold wonderful events that reflect our vibrant culture in the evenings