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Nepal’s New Normal

Illustration: BHANU BHATTARAI The COVID-19 pandemic is like a nightmare that we wish we could suddenly wake up from, realising…

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Lockdown Fallout

Photo: RSS Nepal’s one week lockdown is supposed to go on till 31 March, but that appears to be an attempt by…

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This is a test

A quarantine zone at Nepal Army’s headquarters in Tundikhel. Photo: BIKRAM RAI By now the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected…

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FEAR GOES VIRAL

Visitors arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport. Photo: BIKRAM RAI The COVID-19 epidemic is subsiding in China where it originated, and…

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Newswomen

Sahina Shrestha, Digital Products Strategist As the results of the Sharecast Initiative Nepal Survey 2020 featured in this issue show, Nepal is…

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THE OLIGARCHY

Photo: HIMALKHABAR.COM There is an old Hungarian proverb: ‘If you are among thieves, and you keep quiet, that makes you…

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When panic goes viral

epali students on their way to the quarantine centre in Bhaktapur after landing in Kathmandu Airport on Sunday morning. Photo:…

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Declaring an emergency

Photo : GOPEN RAI/NT ARCHIVE The Sagarmatha National Sambaad held this week was a dress rehearsal for a bigger international…

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Awesome party

When the CPN (UML) unified with the CPN (Maoist) two years ago, most hoped that it would lead to the…

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In a surveillance state

Illustration : BHANU BHATTARAI While citizens in Western democracies try to get their governments to combat the misuse of their…

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THE TWO – YEAR ITCH

Illustration : DIWAKAR CHHETRI The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) government completes two years in power next month. Despite its strong…

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Crushers of justice

A scene from students’ protest in Kathmandu following the death of Dilip Mahato. Photo: BIKRAM RAI This week, in a…