Nepal is not a country of villages anymore

New publication says the rural-urban divide is blurring as the two feed on each other

A mine of stories from Gurja

This hidden village in the shadow of Mt Dhaulagiri is a microcosm of rural Nepal

Sonia Awale

Thinking locally, acting locally

Konjyosom Rural Municpality is just 30km south of the Ring Road, but it might as well be the remotest village in the...

Tsering Sumjok is all right

Last November, in the waiting room of a hospital in Bad Kreuznach in Germany, Tsering Sumjok Gurung caught glimpse of a familiar...

Sahina Shrestha

Educating girls for climate action

As the UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Girls’ Education, I am lucky enough to meet girls and governments in many different...

Giving all Nepalis a shot at the Covid vaccine

State neglect, international apathy, and the climate crisis magnify vaccine inequity in Nepal

Schools of the Air

For nearly 18 months, regular educational activities of children across Nepal have been disrupted. The closure of schools to reduce the spread of Covid-19...

Nepal’s uneven Covid-19 deaths

The Covid-19 pandemic has now killed more people than the devastating 2015 earthquake. Officially, over 9,700 Nepalis have died due to the...

Portrait of a photographer in rural Nepal

There is a wedding in progress in Jumla’s remote Sinja Valley, and even here guests with smartphones are taking TikTok videos and photos of...

Monika Deupala

The extraordinary lives of ordinary Nepalis

The Euro 2020 matches are live on television, and many are watching the replays the next morning. But what is really going...

Shristi Karki