Chandan Sapkota, a researcher at a Kathmandu based think tank compares Nepal's growth rate with neighbors India and China. He discuses Nepal's growing trade deficit and also its over reliance on India for imports.
Latest posts by Bhumika Ghimire
1 September 2011
Nepal has had three prime ministers in last four years and the promised new Constitution is nowhere near completion. Senior Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai was sworn in as Nepal's 34th Prime Minister last week; netizens analyze whether he can be the change Nepal requires.
18 May 2011
On Saturday May 7, 2011, hundreds gathered at a public square in Kathmandu demanding that the constitution be drafted by the May 28 deadline. This event was unique to Nepali activism and political scene because social networking site Facebook played vital role in organizing and encouraging the participants.
4 April 2011
Last week, Nepal's Finance Secretary Rameshwor Khanal was apparently forced to resign. Known for his straight forward working style and exemplary work ethnic, the news of his departure came as a surprise to many. Netizens are demanding his reinstatement.
28 March 2011
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9 February 2011
After months of infighting, bickering and a record setting 17 attempts, Nepal finally has elected a Prime Minister. Jhala Nath Khanal, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), was sworn in on Sunday, at a ceremony in capital Kathmandu.
25 January 2011
Andrew Hyde, an American traveler blogs about a different kind of Nepal, far from the notion of Shangri-La most people fantasize about. He describes the country's grinding poverty, alarmingly high pollution in the capital Kathmandu and the sad reality of child labor. Certainly not something the Government included in its official promotions for Visit Nepal 2011 campaign.
11 January 2011
Laura Agustín at The Naked Anthropologist , writes about the efforts of Miss Michigan Katie LaRoche, a participant in the Miss America pageant, to rescue victims of sex trafficking in Nepal. LaRoche has launched her own organization One World.One Future to raise awareness against trafficking and slavery.