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Oct. 21, 2022
HUMLA: A paradise of nature and culture

Humla - the second-largest district of Nepal - is brimming with incredible natural beauty and ecological abundance, along with rich cultural diversity. It is among the rarest places that have preserved ancient Himalayan traditions, culture, and practices. It lies in the far north-west part of Karnali Province adjoining the Purang county of Ngari prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region (TA…

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Oct. 1, 2022
Apple farming can help Karnali’s fight against poverty. Are stakeholders ready?

Apple is among the well-cultivated fruits in Nepal. In Nepal, apple farming reportedly began in 1937 by introducing improved saplings from Japan and Italy, but the initiative was unsuccessful. Later, commercial apple farming started in Marpha, Mustang, in 1966, establishing a horticulture farm with new varieties of apples. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Developme…

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Sept. 24, 2022
‘Rice culture’ is causing food deficiency in Karnali. But, it should …

Food deficiency and crisis are synonyms in the Karnali region of Nepal. As an intervention to address the food crisis, the government distributes rice at subsidised rates in different districts of the region including Humla. The Panchayat government started to airlift rice in Karnali in 1972 to address food deficiency for the first time, and it is still ongoing. Food Management and T…

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Sept. 13, 2022
Between a rock and a hard place in Humla

Nepal's northern border is demarcated by the main chain of the Himalaya, but west of Langtang the highest mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri are completely inside Nepal. In fact, nearly one-fifth of Nepal in the districts of Manang, Mustang, Dolpo, Mugu and Humla are actually beyond the ...

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July 19, 2022
KARNALI – HUMLA: From Prosperity to Inferiority

Was Karnali always like this - poor, deprived, and backward? The answer is ‘No’. The Karnali Kingdom was prosperous and cultured until the 18th century from the 9th century. This can be sensed through the region's folk songs and stories which have been transferred from generation to generation and are still in existence in the oral form. Humla, in particular, was a prosperous land as ea…

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June 4, 2022
Why Nepalis Hate India and How That Can Change

Politicians, especially those from the communist parties of Nepal, have always fed the general public with anti-Indian sentiments. From the first communist Prime Minister Manmohan Adhikari to the Maoist Supremo Puspa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', and KP Sharma Oli, all have raised and fueled anti-Indian sentiments to get to power and popularity....

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Oct. 30, 2018
Triggering to re-negotiate the Mahakali Treaty

Nepal and India relation is always watched with extra interest and attention not only by the people of Nepal and India but also from other countries like China and the US. Geographically, Nepal is located in between the emerging Asian giants; China and India and Nepal have cordial people to people relations since time immemorable with both the countries. India always became the part of …

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June 6, 2017
The order of international influence and survival strategy of Nepal

Nepal promulgated a constitution from the Second Constituent Assembly on September 20, 2015. The constitution brought both happiness and worrisome to the people. Kathmandu people were celebrating fireworks, but people away from Kathmandu valley and specially Madhesh was boycotting constitution and did blackout as a sign of disagreement on the constitution. Regional political parties of …

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May 26, 2018
A Trend of giving birth and securing easy future

Nisha Adhikari, a famous Nepali actress, recently gave birth to her first child in the US. Social media was full of congratulation notes to Nisha Adhikari and her husband Sharad Vesawkar, the Nepali cricketer. My congratulations to them as well. But why did they choose the US? Many say she went to the US to give birth to make her child the US citizen. Also, it is said in the future Nish…

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Sept. 17, 2018
Sustainable measure to regulate the vegetable market of Kathmandu Valley

The government seems much pro-active in Kalimati vegetable and Fruits Market and Balkhu Agriculture Vegetable market since few months. I was doing wholesale market research of vegetables for a few months, and most of the news was an additional checklist for me to search and verify during my investigation. But once I went more in-depth to the wholesale market studies based on Kalimati, B…

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March 27, 2022
Mahakali Treaty And Nepal-India Water Relations

Nepal possesses about 2.27% of the world’s water resources, and it is estimated that there are altogether 6,000 rivers, including rivulets and tributaries, in Nepal. Nepal possesses enormous potential for hydropower development and India always has an interest in it. Nepal – India water relation goes back to 1874, and there are no significant rivers left where Nepal and India have not s…

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March 27, 2022

The pandemic Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit the entire world and everyone is struggling to get rid of the pandemic. As per ( on May 12, 2020, 4269200 people have been infected, 287513 have already died. Governments of respective countries are working at their best possible to control and mitigate the crisis. The Government of Nepal (GoN) is also doing what it …

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