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Headline
In the 36 hours of mobocracy that ruled Kathmandu's streets last week, we caught a glimpse of an area of darkness in our country's soul.
BINOD BHATTARAI

Nation

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 100,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal as talks in Kathmandu last week made progress on verification.
RAKESH CHHETRI

The government is organising seminars to discuss the new women's bill "at the grassroots". But women's rights activists are unhappy with the process and the provisions of the bill.
MANJUSHREE THAPA

The sahuji swears he's selling you an "original" heater. Soon, you're swearing at him-your room is still freezing.
SALIL SUBEDI

Making charcoal isn't the most lucrative, green or legal enterprise, but in many villages on the Valley-rim, people have no choice but to keep at it.
SALIL SUBEDI

Ambar Gurung aroused nationalism and nostalgia in the Nepali diaspora with his Naulakha tara udae.
ABHI SUBEDI

The pilot who helped build airstrips all across the remotest parts of Nepal 20 years ago returns to remember the good old days.
KUNDA DIXIT

Some banks are more equal than others. If private banks all flock to choice areas, who is going to provide banking services in remote underdeveloped districts?
SAGAR SJB RANA

Domestic Brief



Business
Unless the government acts quickly, last week's riots will have a long-term impact on Indo-Nepal trade and investment.
BINOD BHATTARAI

Review
MARK TURIN

Nepali Society
It has become a mandatory ritual for most climbers in Nepal to meet and brief Elizabeth Hawley on their expeditions.

 
EDITORIAL

COLUMNS
State Of The State
by CK LAL
Beyond borderline insanity

Economic Sense
by ARTHA BEED
Closed economy

Here And There
by DANIEL LAK
Cabbage class

Under My Hat
by KUNDA DIXIT
Nothing Doing

LETTERS

FROM THE NEPALI PRESS

BIZ NEWS


 
SPECIAL

Travel Nepal

Madesh Special



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