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Over-harvesting yarsagumba

#717 ( 25-31 July 2014 )
Bachhu Bk
At the rate the yarsa is being harvested, it could become extinct in the near future.

Himalayan ginseng

#717 ( 25-31 July 2014 )
Bishwo Paudel
Adding value to yarsagumba and regulating it may help Nepal profit more equitably from the trade

The malaise in medical care

#717 ( 25-31 July 2014 )
Shikha Darnal
Major reforms are necessary to improve, decentralise and restructure medical services in Nepal

Nothing but contempt

#716 ( 18-24 July 2014 )
Binita Dahal
Under the new draft bill, it would not be possible to write this column

Commissions of convenience

#716 ( 18-24 July 2014 )
Trishna Rana
“We can’t live as victims forever, we need closure. If the sacrifice of our relatives is recognised it would help the healing process.”

The great Himalayan traverse

#715 ( 11-17 July 2014 )
Matt Miller
Adventure tourists give trekking in Nepal a whole new meaning by doing wilder, longer routes

Not so happily ever after

#715 ( 11-17 July 2014 )
Bhrikuti Rai
The number of Nepali women filing for divorce is rising

Living together

#715 ( 11-17 July 2014 )
Mina Sharma
Women in live-in relationships are even more vulnerable when things go sour

Post-conflict stress syndrome

#715 ( 11-17 July 2014 )
Taylor Caldwell
Psychological scars of conflict on young survivors take longer to heal

Progress on hold

#714 ( 4-10 July 2014 )
Bhrikuti Rai
Acquiring land for large infrastructure projects is deterring investors

It’s all in the mind

#714 ( 4-10 July 2014 )
Matt Miller
Belief in traditional faith healers is still strong in Nepal, and could complement modern medicine

Child predators

#714 ( 4-10 July 2014 )
Sunir Pandey
Even compared to recent scandals in children’s homes, allegations of abuse at Bal Mandir are shocking

Nine years later, still in shock

#713 ( 27 June - 3 July 2014 )
Michelle J Lee
“Being a victim comes at a great cost”

Nepal Telecommunication Lack-of-Authority

#712 ( 20-26 June 2014 )
Ramesh Kumar
The expansion and upgrade of mobile phone services is stuck because of regulatory failure

Refugees-in-waiting

#712 ( 20-26 June 2014 )
Gopal Gartaula
With most Bhutan refugees resettled in third countries, some families are abandoned again

Life with sickle cell

#712 ( 20-26 June 2014 )
Little known genetic disorder that afflicts Nepal’s Tharu population needs urgent government attention

Lumbini set to take off

#711 ( 13-19 June 2014 )
Matt Miller
An upgraded Bhairawa airport will launch Buddha’s birthplace as an international pilgrimage site

Fighting for yarsa

#711 ( 13-19 June 2014 )
Bhrikuti Rai
The recent yarsagumba dispute has thrown into sharp focus how the question of natural resources will be addressed in future

Fighting spirit

#711 ( 13-19 June 2014 )
In a society where women victims of rape usually remain silent because of fears of ostracisation, Sapana dared to seek justice.

Fighting for yarsa

#710 ( 6-12 June 2014 )
Bhrikuti Rai
The recent yarsagumba dispute has thrown into sharp focus how the question of natural resources will be addressed in future
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