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Archive for November, 2014


The art of technology

Nepali artists have for sometime been creating interactive artworks, but only a few have succeeded.  Finally, Yantra 3.0 has brought art, technology and science together in a seamless and fascinating amalgam. The exhibition launched on Saturday 8 November at Nepal Art Council is organised by Karkhana, Robotics Association Nepal (RAN) and Siddhartha Art Foundation’s Education Initiative. Till Saturday 15 […]

The reward of giving

“The greatest satisfaction is to see the smile on the faces of children.” When Susan Findel was 10 and growing up in an orphanage in Korea she got a vaccination provided by UNICEF. In the past 20 years, Susan and her German husband, Stefan, have given away $26 million to UNICEF’s work to educate children […]

Watching the watchdog

Just because an elected government displays unaccountability, it doesn’t mean that all the authority to prosecute alleged thieves is handed over to an unelected entity like the CIAA When faced with a crisis, the Nepali polity has the tendency to prescribe a medicine that is worse than the disease. That is the case with the […]

A Day in the Du

Every day on my way home from work I pass a shopfront with the word ‘haircuts’ simply planted on its awning. I am greeted by Siyram Thakur a man with an endearing smile and like clockwork he invites me to come inside. He stands there smiling shouting “Sir, Sir haircut!” and points to his chair […]

Parliamentary hoax

3 November, Maoist parliamentarians in Nepal have drawn the government’s attention to the prospect of the world being enveloped in darkness for six days, and asked what the authorities are doing about it. Obviously, UCPN(M) CA member Janak Raj Joshi and Agni Sapkota don’t know that posts going around social networking sites is a […]

By car to India

Kantipur, 3 November A new Indo-Nepal Motor Vehicle Agreement to be signed during the SAARC Summit will remove the hassles of permits and fees and allow Nepali cars to travel within India for a period of one month at a time. Nepal’s Transport Secretary Tulsi Sitaula and Indian Road Transport Secretary Vijay Chibber finalised the […]