The Nepali Times is one year old with this issue. In that short time it has truly become Nepal's top newspaper. We said last year we would aspire to be a reflection of our times, a journal to record the life and times of Nepalis in the decades ahead. A newspaper needs a set of values. In a society cursed with extreme inequality, some of those values are fairly obvious: to speak for the last, the lost and the least. And we have to say it in English so that the concerns of those who matter can be read by those who chatter. We have been fair and independent. We have striven for the truth.
Thanks to you, our loyal readers, we have today reached a circulation of 15,000. Our Internet edition gets 6,000 hits a day from almost the entire Nepali diaspora. Thank you for appreciating us, for all the valuable feedback, for making this an interactive project and keeping us on our toes. Thanks also to our well-wishers in the business community, who have trusted our reach and influence.
We, the publishers of Nepali Times, Himal Khabarpatrika, Wave and Himal South Asian hope to build on this partnership.