Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • The Lost Walkability of Kathmandu

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    A road expansion campaign in Kathmandu has been initiated by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. This campaign has been ongoing since September 2011.The project has received mixed feedback. Praised for adding significant width to main roads in need of widening, it has also been criticized for its lack of planning, including the way roads […]

  • Healthcare in Nepal: An Infographic

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      Ensuring that every citizen has access to healthcare is a huge financial undertaking for any nation. In the United States, the debate over universal access to healthcare still rages on in a debate on the financial strain this represents to an already overburdened system that is marked by major […]

  • Nepali migrant workers – Life gets even harder

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    I was slightly flustered when returning from Kathmandu to New Delhi this November, I was questioned by Nepal Police at Tribhuvan International Airport for carrying my Nepali passport just to travel to India when a simple ID card was all that was needed. Little did I realize at the time that […]

  • Kathmandu’s Rivers Under Pressure

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    Data from the 2011 census shows that Nepal’s Kathmandu capital district recorded an almost 61% growth in population. In the absence of any proper planning and policies for the sustainable distribution of resources, this  huge jump in demographics has put a further strain on natural resources such as the valley’s […]

  • Nepal: Democracy Dreams

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    “An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.” Voltaire suggested more than two centuries ago. Scan the headlines of any major broadsheet today and you can see that many countries (Nepal included)  have taken the assassination bit more seriously than the democracy part. Nepal has been flirting with […]