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Archive for December, 2014

 

Mixed signals

We have to make a constitution that is right for us, not one that fits the rightist agenda in the neighbourhood. Twice during an India-Nepal think tank conclave in New Delhi’s Habitat Centre this week the power went off. It was proof of just how inured Nepalis and Indians have become to power cuts that […]


Rescuing Kathmandu from its future

“An advanced city is not where the poor use cars, it’s where even the rich move around in public buses” The former mayor of the Colombian capital Enrique Penalosa looked around Kathmandu on a recent trip, and saw many of the same problems of haphazard urbanisation that he tried to solve in Bogotá ten years […]


Superstructure bottleneck

Investment in infrastructure is not enough, we have to invest in the structural problem of governance The most super-obvious thing you can say about present day Nepal is that the country has an infrastructure bottleneck. Don’t even get us started on energy. Although politicians like to use the conflict as the excuse for delays in […]



 

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