A plot twist makes Pushpa Kamal Dahal prime minister of Nepal

Dahal, aka ‘Prachanda’, turned his back on an earlier alliance with the Nepali Congress to side with the CPN-UML. Now he must lead a coalition government with former foes and emergent new parties.

| Dec 28, 2022

Impeachment imbroglio

Tumultuous times in Nepal’s judiciary.

| Nov 01, 2022

Nepal’s biometric future

The country's new biometric identification system threatens to deepen exclusion.

| Aug 12, 2022

Nepal’s economic alarm bells

Fiscal mismanagement and cronyism in Nepal have come under growing public scrutiny.

| Jul 30, 2022

Making sense of Nepali politics

Scholars of political structures and processes in today’s Nepal struggle to find their feet.

A field day

Future elections in Nepal may see more independents, and unpredictable alliances.

| May 27, 2022

The yam between three boulders

How both US and Chinese diplomacy floundered in Nepal amid controversy over a development grant.

| Apr 07, 2022

The caravan of Sanuman

Translated excerpt from Dor Bahadur Bista’s Nepali-language novel ‘Sotala’.

In the presence of the gods

Shaligram pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalaya.

| Jul 06, 2021

Development sermons

Do political cabals and business cartels explain the woes of Nepali economy?

| Feb 22, 2021

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