Memories of an archivist

Pioneer of microfilming in Nepal has made it his life’s mission to preserve ancient documents

Wine, women and song

Bishnu Shumsher Rana, the Nepali prince who was a cultural rebel in search of personal freedom

History on canvas

Depicting through paintings the unification of Kathmandu Valley before Prithvi Narayan Shah

An archive of Nepali heritage

The Nepal Architecture Archive sets an example on how to preserve the country's cultural history

Ashish Dhakal

Singha Darbar, not Singapore

The obsession of our leaders with Singapore is unmatched. Every prime minister we have had in the 30 years (some of them...

Painted walls and pieces of history

The noise and dust from busy traffic at the Mangal Bazar intersection filters in through the lattice window at a corner of...

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Buried in history

The British cemetery at Kathmandu is little known but not hard to find.Keep the imposing white sweep of the British Embassy gate...

Saving Nepal’s archives from oblivion

In June 2019, a team from the National Archives reached Taplejung in eastern Nepal to find decaying handwritten parchments, centuries-old manuscripts, and stone inscriptions...

Kathmandu’s passage of time in photos

Nepal is known the world over for its majestic mountains and historic monuments, but for American development worker Scott Faiia there are...

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The statelessness pandemic

Legal theorists once consigned the idea of ‘statelessness’ to the realm of fiction, because they considered it to be impossible within the...

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