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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

Journalists On Trial

A SAMDEN-Himal initiative to track legal attacks on journalists and media groups in Southasia.

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

Far from home

A photo essay on Nepali women migrants in India.

Have we failed our democracies?

Critical reflections from a journalist, an activist and a political scientist on the life of democracies in Southasia.

| Jan 18, 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

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Has wearing the bindi been an act of conformity to the Sindhi community?

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

The subtle art of resistance

Zakariya Mohammed’s ‘Halal Love Story’ tells the story of resistance in the face of an omnipotent authority.

Revisiting the past, reimagining a future 

How an art magazine found a place in India’s nation-building narratives.