ICIMOD Searches for its Soul

From HIMAL, Volume 0, Issue 0 (MAY 1987) The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has completed two years of operation and “is off and running”, according to its Director, Colin Rosser. The difficult ground-breaking activity is complete, he says, and the Centre is already into the “second phase” of its existence, carrying out
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The Valley Chokes

From HIMAL, Volume 0, Issue 0 (May 1987) Pollution in Kathmandu Reported  by Praksash  Khanal  and Anil Chitrakar and written by Kanak Mani Dixit Except perhaps some centuries ago, when town planners under the Mallas still had their say, the three urban centres of Kathmandu Valley have always been dirty. Stagnant sewers, mounds of solid
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From The Rising Nepal (September 22, 1972) – Courtesy MPP Archive Half a century ago Rana Prime Minister Chandra Sumshere built for himself a summer resort at Godavari, a place tucked away in the extreme south-east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. He, like everybody else who has been there, was enchanted by Godavari which offers
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