Economy miscellaneous Politics

Making sanitary pads cheaper or free?

  The second wave of menstrual revolution is supposedly here with open discussion of periods and period products. Nepal is…
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Economy Politics

How Populist Agendas failed Nepal!!

Nepal’s political landscape has never been absent from political shifts since the abolition of the panchayat in 1990. The shifts…
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Economy

Cashing in: Why legalization of cannabis is actually beneficial to the Nepalese Economy

Cannabis Farming Regulation and Management Bill, registered in the House of Representatives, is set to regulate and promote the cultivation,…
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miscellaneous

Nepal’s institutions prone to cyber attacks: A need for stronger provisions and investment

During the initial lockdown imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 individuals suddenly were unable to physically attend at their…
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Economy Politics

Government plans on limiting the freedom of women, again!

The Immigration Department proposed a discriminatory amendment in working procedure to restrict women under 40 years of age from travelling…
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Economy

The Economics of Protests

Protests have been an imperative aspect of Nepal as it has resulted in phenomenal structural shifts in the political landscape…
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Economy miscellaneous

For a safer Koteshwor-Kalanki road

Recently, the traffic police department has set up traffic cones along multiple parts of the Koteshwor-Kalanki section of the ring…
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Economy miscellaneous Politics

Accommodating Foreign Investment in Nepalese Agriculture sector

Nepal predominantly being an agrarian country needs to make the agriculture sector competent through commercialization and diversification. In recent times,…
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Politics

Freedom of Expression, where are we headed?

Freedom of expression is defined as the ability of an individual or group of individuals to express their beliefs, thoughts,…
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miscellaneous

Eminent Domain v Private Property Rights

“Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.”- John Basil…
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Politics

Is the parliament now back at work?

A country’s economy goes hand-in-hand with its politics. Political and civic freedom are prerequisites in the success of its people’s…
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Economy Philosophy Politics

What does a socialism-oriented constitution mean?

Article 4 of Part 1 of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 clearly maintains that Nepal is a socialism-oriented State apart…
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Economy Politics

Proposed changes to Immigration Procedures violates Nepalis’ right to freedom of movement

The government’s proposed changes to Immigration Procedures, 2008, which requires English language skills, a School Leaving Certificate, and an insurance…
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Politics

Urban affair: The incoordination and the denial of access to drinking water

In the earlier blog, I had spoken of how the lack of coordination between local governments and federal agencies had…
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Politics

Reforms Rather than Forced Commitments

With its recent initiation, the government is planning to hold the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) at the local levels accountable by…
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Economy

Promises and Realities of FDI in Nepal

The Department of Industry (DOI) has reported an increase in FDI pledges and commitments in the last quarter. Nepal received…
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Economy

For a timely supply of fertilizers for Nepali farmers, the subsidy scheme needs reform

Like every year, Nepali farmers this year faced an acute shortage of chemical fertilizers during the paddy plantation period. Due…
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Economy

Three Reasons Why Ban on Alcohol Advertisement is Not a Judicious Policy

In the late 1990s, Nepal for the first time restricted the advertisement of alcoholic beverages in electronic media. The government…
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Economy

The government needs to refrain from blanket price control on bottled water

If your neighbourhood is like mine, which is not connected to a water supply line of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited…
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Economy Political Economy of Disaster

The kind of development that infuriates the residents

Instead of being elated for reconstruction of the Sanobharyang road connecting Nagarjun from Kathmandu ring road, the residents of a…
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