Nepali Times

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Nepal Mandal in Manhattan

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #938 (12 December 2018 – 18 December 2018) The Met ends its exhibition of five ancient Vajracharya crowns from Kathmandu Valley The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York presents ‘over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods’ in its galleries, and for a year until the exhibition
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An electric trolley for Goma

From The Nepali Times (17 September, 2018) If you can find time, do go to Jorpati to visit Goma Dulal who has just got an electric trolley to help her move about. I first met Goma 16 years ago, when the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre was being established at the Khagendra Nabajiban Kendra precincts in
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From Nepali Times, ISSUE #901 (16 March 2018 – 22 March 2018) Confusion over the two ends of the runway also reflects a separate tragedy of the mismanagement of Kathmandu airport Dramatic mobile video emerged on Wednesday showing that BS211 had earlier nearly hit the mountain and crashed at Gagalphedi before turning back south towards
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Tragedy at TIA

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #901 (16 March 2018 – 22 March 2018) Tribhuvan is Nepal’s only international air portal, and it is in disarray — representing the state of a country wracked by ineptness and inefficiencies caused by political sharing of the spoils. When the US-Bangla Dash 8 turboprop fell from the sky on Monday
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Confusion in the cockpit

From The Nepali Times (12 March, 2018) The last four minutes of conversations between the US-Bangla Flight 211 pilot at the TIA Air Traffic Control indicates a possible confusion in the mind of the pilot about the Runway 02 (the southern end) and Runway 20 (the northern end). Even as the Bombardier aircraft is on
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Fasten seat belts

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #887 (8 December 2017 – 14 December 2017) Brace yourselves for a ride into uncharted constitutional territory Nepal’s descent into Hades in the democratic era began in 1995 when the fringe party that was the CPN-Maoist lifted arms against a democratic system that was barely five years old. This downward spiralling
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Leave the politics to us

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #885 ( (24 November 2017 – 30 November 2017) Incoming ambassadors and donor agency heads have an opportunity to learn from the past To repeat an anecdote from an earlier column, in a southern African country some years ago, a friend was told excitedly by a Danish diplomat: “I am applying
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Still silently crying

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #883 ( (10 November 2017 – 16 November 2017) People without faith in the state migrate for survival, the new Constitution must change that Ludwig Stiller SJ wrote in The Silent Cry (Sahayogi, 1976) on how Nepalis were pauparised in the aftermath of empire-building attempts following unification. The people were taxed
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Lhotshampa, Rohingya

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #881 (27 October 2017 -2 November 2017) Burma’s pernicious populism and a preoccupied world abandon the Rohingya The Rohingya tragedy should resonate much more in Nepal than elsewhere in South Asia, because its genesis is nearly identical to the tragedy of Bhutan’s Lhotshampa. The main difference is one of scale, as
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