Nepal’s public-school wars

Political dissonance is threatening the vitality of public schools in Nepal’s new federal arrangement.

| Oct 01, 2019

Reframing the Dalit experience

A new photobook on Dalits in Nepal brings out previously unheard voices and unseen visions.

| Aug 22, 2019

And then they came for my Instagram filter

Nepal’s proposed regulations on social media have troubling implications for journalism and free speech.

| Feb 20, 2019

Himal Interviews: The Wayward Daughter

Podcast interview with Kathmandu-based author Shradha Ghale on her debut novel.

| Dec 27, 2018

Displaying defiance

Photo Kathmandu 2018 provided a much-needed snapshot of the history of feminist movement in Nepal.

| Dec 21, 2018

Bahunvada: Myth or reality?

ARCHIVE: The Kathmandu essayist on the history of ethnic hierarchy in modern Nepal (1992).

| Nov 19, 2018

Killed by contract

American wars, Nepali bodies and the price of the war economy.

| Oct 08, 2018

Neoliberalism, foreign aid and trade unions in Nepal

Interview with anthropologist Mallika Shakya on Nepal's political economy.

| Sep 12, 2018

Studies in the psycho-pathology of culture

A fictional meditation on Nepal's stolen objects, theory of art, and geopolitics.

| Apr 08, 2018

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