31 Oct - 6 Nov 2014 #730

Clean slate


What do the avoidable loss of life in the Annapurna blizzard this month, the death of 75 people in highway accidents over the Dasain-Tihar holidays, and Tribhuvan International Airport being voted the third worst airport in the world have in common? All three are examples of state failure.

To save lives in disasters or clean up Kathmandu airport we first have to clean up Nepal’s politics. A timely and inclusive constitution would be a start.