Long leave the King

Fifteen years after a post-conflict Constituent Assembly abolished Nepal’s monarchy, growing public discontent with the successive governments is fuelling a drive to...

Alisha Sijapati

Crimson, saffron and green

An ideological vacuum is turning the Madhes into fertile ground for the religious right

Chandra Kishore

Kingdom lost, republic gained

Sagar SJB Rana’s sequel to Singha Durbar is an insider look at post Rana-era Nepal

Sonia Awale

Now and then

Imagine how much more progress Nepal would have made if war, corruption and poor governance did not set us back

“Democracy gives you a chance to throw rascals out”

Interview with Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary General of the Stockholm-based International IDEA during his visit to Kathmandu this week.

Tyranny’s Propagandists Are Winning

Democracies must support fact-based news and ensure its access to all to defend against the rising tide of authoritarianism

“Nepal should make decisions for Nepal’s good”

Out-going US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry speaks to Nepali Times about his four-year tenure which was marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the rancorous...

Investing in investigative journalism

The freedom of press is like a rubber band, you have to stretch it to make it work. Likewise, media independence can...

Kunda Dixit

Nepal activists protest Burma executions

Nepali rights activists this week took to the streets of Kathmandu against the execution of Phyo Zeya Thaw, Kyaw Min Yu (Ko...

Local government by the people, for the people, of the people

In the five years since transitioning into the federal system, Nepal’s local governments have garnered much more trust among voters than the...

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