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.
Amish Raj Mulmi | Dec 28, 2022
Tumultuous times in Nepal’s judiciary.
Alok Pokharel | Nov 01, 2022
Nepal’s biometric future
The country's new biometric identification system threatens to deepen exclusion.
Abha Lal | Aug 12, 2022
Nepal’s economic alarm bells
Fiscal mismanagement and cronyism in Nepal have come under growing public scrutiny.
Amish Raj Mulmi | Jul 30, 2022
Making sense of Nepali politics
Scholars of political structures and processes in today’s Nepal struggle to find their feet.
Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC | Jul 01, 2022
A field day
Future elections in Nepal may see more independents, and unpredictable alliances.
Amish Raj Mulmi | May 27, 2022
The yam between three boulders
How both US and Chinese diplomacy floundered in Nepal amid controversy over a development grant.
Amish Raj Mulmi | Apr 07, 2022
The caravan of Sanuman
Translated excerpt from Dor Bahadur Bista’s Nepali-language novel ‘Sotala’.
Dor Bahadur Bista. Translated by Amish Raj Mulmi | Jul 16, 2021
In the presence of the gods
Shaligram pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalaya.
Don Messerschmidt | Jul 06, 2021
Do political cabals and business cartels explain the woes of Nepali economy?
Sovit Subedi | Feb 22, 2021
Canadian-Tamil comedian Sunthar V navigates queerness and Tamil identity
Sunthar V, founder of the Tamil Comedy Club in central London, attempts to push social boundaries with his comedy in Chennai
Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?
Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project
Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city
The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region