The Sita-Ram corridor

Ayodhya in India and Janakpur in Nepal have a connection that predates the national boundary

Decoding diversity

Nepal's national census reaffirms diversity, but stokes controversy and intolerance

Shristi Karki

Religiously following politics

Nepal’s traditional communal harmony could be disturbed by imported intolerance

Chandra Kishore

Volatile Mix of Politics and Religion

The Election Commission has set local elections for May, with federal elections following early next year. Given the heated debate about federalism...

Where Siddhartha Gautam walked

Kapilvastu-Tilaurakot is 2,700 years old, and is the most well preserved archaeological site in South Asia

Nepal to conduct census amidst Covid-19 surge

Nepal is being engulfed by a second Covid-19 wave, but that has not deterred the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) as it...

Shristi Karki

Hindu gods in Bangkok’s malls

At the corner of Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok’s noisy and traffic-clogged commercial centre, the Erawan Shrine offers a peaceful refuge for busy...

The Hindu gods of Buddhist Thailand

Visitors from Nepal and India at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are surprised to see a 15m long depiction of Hindu gods and demons...

With temples locked up, Nepalis improvise

For decades, Dhanamaya Singh concluded each day at Aakash Bhairab Temple in Indrachok in Kathmandu’s historic heart, to sing bhajan hymns.As an unmarried elder,...

Tengboche abbott’s last wish

Anxiety caused by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the collapse of a tourism-dependent economy appears to have deeply worried the...

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