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Headline
The Maoists and their mentors now have a choice: come above ground, or fight to the finish.
SUDHEER SHARMA IN LIBANG

Nation
Nepal has seen 15 agriculture ministers, 8 directors and 8 secretaries in the past 11 years.
The result: grain production is declining, food imports are growing, and 55 of 75 districts are food-deficit.
RAMYATA LIMBU

Paswan says he's not the token Dalit in the House
BNOD BHATTARAI

The government's new rules for alcohol control are positive, but the real test will be their conscientious enforcement in the long run.
SAUBHANGYA SHAH

In the wake of 1 June, we must fine-tune our understanding and expectations of democracy in Nepal.
PUSKAR BHUSAL

Nepali Society

Culture
Sambhujeet Baskota's star is on the ascendant.
SALIL SUBEDHI

Domestic Brief



Business
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's "revolutionary" land reform has stirred Nepal's rice basket. Whatever the outcome, it has changed ties between landowners and farmers forever.
CHANDRA KISHORE JHA

LEAH SCHULTE

Arts
AJIT BARAL

Leisure
Nepathya is back with its innovative, folksy pop.
YUBAKAR RAJKARNIKAR

Technology
It is hard to accept that the democracy and openness of the Internet are illusory. But it is true.
NORMAN SOLOMON

Travel
In Nepal's remote western hills, the forests are back. And with them leeches, monkeys and leopards.
RUPA JOSHI in DADELDHURA

Interview

Book Worm


 
EDITORIAL

COLUMNS
State Of The State
by CK LAL
Greatness and goodness

Economic Sense
by ARTHA BEED
Free the Nepali Rupee

Here And There
by DANIEL LAK
Monsoon mould and mud

Under My Hat
by KUNDA DIXIT
The tooth, and nothing but the tooth

LETTERS

FROM THE NEPALI PRESS

BIZ NEWS


 
SPECIAL

Travel Nepal

Madesh Special



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