Where rivers are not the Phoenix

When rivers are angry, they surge back to life again

Pratibha Tuladhar

Hiding their head in the sand

Illegal sand mining on Chure rivers displaces farmers, decimates a fragile landscape

Kathmandu's ‘flash floods’ are 4 decades in the making

Kathmandu Valley’s geography gives it several strategic advantages. It is too high for malaria, but too low for much snow and ice....

Tom Robertson

Nepal needs to plan for plenty and scarcity of water

Climate change, pollution, and lack of infrastructure restrict water access in Nepal. Madhav Belbase, retired Secretary of the Ministry of Water Supply,...

Pokhara’s shrinking Phewa Lake

The once pristine Phewa Lake that used to reflect the majestic Annapurnas and Machhapuchre is shrinking, depriving Pokhara of its main attraction.Siltation from the...

The Kosi’s sorrow, and scope

Exploring Nepal’s largest river during a destructive monsoon

Holy hike to the sacred Khaptad Plateau

With the spread of the road network, and airfields coming back into operation, pilgrimage spots like Khaptad are not as remote as...

How the Bagmati Civilisation is becoming uncivilised

“As far as I know, there is no one conducting the ritual these days,” began Ganesh Maya Khadgi as she gazed out...

India-Bangladesh border talks have lessons for Nepal

The 4,156km border between India and Bangladesh is the fifth longest land border in the world – even longer than the 3488km...

Nepal must keep water on its land

Our ancestors knew how to store monsoon runoff for year-round use, we must learn from them

Anil Chitrakar
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