The urgency of climate change has not been lost in Nepal. This monsoon season is predicted to bring record breaking rainfalls which ultimately lead to floods and landslides within the country. …


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There is an old Chinese proverb that goes “the mountains are high, and the king is far away” alluding to the distant lands that posed governance and administrative issues to the monarch.

It is a pity that a similar maxim does not exist in Nepal as it is poised to…


I have no shame in admitting my previous ignorance and naivety about environmentalism and climate change. I was never a climate change denier, but I never co-opted thoughts and views relating to environmentalism into my political thinking. At this point, my only conclusion pertaining to this topic was: climate change…


Remnants of the past: Caricatures depicting an armed personnel protecting the King and Queen. A minister and another military personnel are visible at the back. Picture taken in Nagma, Jumla.

Living in Kathmandu gives a false representation of Nepal.

As someone who spent most of my formative years in the UK, I became used to the luxuries of the first world as I emerged into adulthood. Thus, to my pleasant surprise, I found my move to Kathmandu last year did…


An Introduction to the Issue

Democratic elections are occasionally determined by extremely tight races where the cliché maxim “every vote counts” finds significant relevance. The world watched in November 2000 as the US Democratic candidate Al Gore conceded the presidential elections to Republican rival George W. Bush by the smallest…


Path dependency is a much discussed phenomena in the world of politics — referring to choices made by entities which have been influenced by previous experiences and decisions [1]. Decision makers are predisposed towards certain choices as they are influenced by the past and generally do not consider the current…

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