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Let’s call off Visit Nepal Year 2020

Why is Nepal insisting on the opposite? If Nepal is Covid-19 infection free, it is out of pure luck. Continuing…

Alpha males

There are signs that the power struggle between Prime Minister K P Oli and co-Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal is now…

The climate connection to Covid-19

The Covid-19 epidemic has now spread beyond China, and is being transmitted even by infected individuals who are asymptomatic.  Chinese…

The love of lapsi

According to Vijaya Shrestha, lapsi is very popular and the supply falls well short of demand. The Paun Bhandar needs…

A taste of Spain in Sanepa

Restaurants in urban Nepal are growing in number, and in Kathmandu today many world-class establishments vie for favour and seek…

‘Mainly fine throughout the kingdom’

Meanwhile in Kathmandu, the Nepali Times was changing the landscape of informed media. Kunda’s patrician profile and startling white head…

THE OLIGARCHY

There is an old Hungarian proverb: ‘If you are among thieves, and you keep quiet, that makes you a thief…

PKD+BDG+MKN vs KPO+BDB

Some of you have taken The Ass aside at party palaces in the past week to ask: “What is the…

Righting the wrongs done to India’s Chinese

Besides bad food, heat and boredom, what William Ma remembers about the Deoli concentration camp is the parrots.  Ma was…

Samyak Mahadan

Samyak Mahadan as the name suggests is an almsgiving Newa Buddhist festival held once in every five years in Patan.…