Muktikot still waiting for liberation

Two decades after Maoists promised prosperity, this Dalit village in Nepal has been forgotten

António Guterres meets Nepal’s leaders

Concluding the transitional justice process, climate change and Nepal’s role in UN peacekeeping discussed

Restorative justice for peace-building

Colombian judge’s advice to Nepal: a vengeful system that prioritises punishment post-conflict is counter-productive

Nepali reaps peace dividend 17 years after war

At the peak of the Maoist conflict in 2002, Prem Kumari Pun fled her village in the mountains of Rolpa for the relative safety...

Vignettes from war

Two women on opposite sides of Nepal's Maoist insurgency draw on memories of conflict

Pratibha Tuladhar

Power to the periphery

Bal Bir Biswakarma from the village of Lulang at the lap of Mt Dhaulagiri in Central Nepal is a 68-year-old subsistence farmer, descendants...

Sonia Awale

Ground reality of landlessness in Nepal

The first popularly elected government led by B P Koirala enacted the Birta Abolition Act in 1959, that required zamindars formerly granted...

Nepal’s unpunished war crimes

My father Muktinath Adhikari was a science and math teacher at the Panini Sanskrit Secondary School in Duradanda in Lamjung district. I...

The scars of war

It was exactly 20 years ago that Rabina Regmi and her brother Rabin were travelling with their parents when their bus was...

Sahina Shrestha

Toothless Commissions

The headlines for the past month have all been about the Supreme Court, and whether or not Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana...