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Headline
King Gyanendra wants to be a pro-active monarch, and is trying to feel the nation's pulse.
BINED BHATTARAI

Nation
Whether to absolve Dipendra or to indict him posthumously, it was important that everyone (conspiratorialist, rationalist, or royalist) who cared for the country demand that parliament hold hearings on the royal massacre.
KANAK DIXIT

A pyramid scheme promising participants ?24,000 each is sweeping Britain

Posturing has gone into high gear as the government and Maoists sit at the table.

Domestic Brief




Business
For the first time since Prithvi Naryan Shah unified the country, Nepal's "footprint" spans half of Asia.
BINOD BHATTARAI

Technology
There may be some bullying through environmental "tools of diplomacy", but Nepal has a shot at avoiding development's "dirty" phase.
DR JOVAN ILIC

Culture
Samrat Upadhyay's stories make Kathmandu almost local, understandable to a Western reader.
RICHARD BERNS TEIN

On Saturday, when a new Kumari receives a new King, the Hanuman Dhoka Palace will see the enactment of a ritual that is as old as Nepal itself.
SALIL SHAH

Arts
Photographer Steve McCurry recalls his time in Nepal before he became a celebrity.

Nepali Society

Book Worm


Literature
An Interview with Samrat Upadhyay
MANJUSHREE THAPA

 
COLUMNS
Under My Hat
by KUNDA DIXIT
No laughing matter

LETTERS

FROM THE NEPALI PRESS

BIZ NEWS


 
SPECIAL

Travel Nepal

Madesh Special



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