When the bully is the boss

Published On: August 25, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Aleena Udas Sharma

When I went to my friend’s house recently, I noticed a big fish tank with colorful, vibrant and active fish. It was breathtaking to see the bright colored plants along the unique assortment of fish swimming around. I then observed a fish relatively smaller in size sitting for quite some time near some bushy plants in the tank. Only when the food was dropped, the small fish would dart out to quickly get at the food and then quickly hurry its way back to hide behind the plant. I finally noticed what it was so afraid of—whenever the small fish came out for food one of the bigger fish would chase it away.

As Kashmir burns

Published On: August 25, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Umesh K Bhattarai

Kashmir Valley includes territories under control of India, Pakistan and China. It has a history of being ruled by outsiders with different faiths—Hinduism and Islam particularly. In 1819, it came under Sikh kingdom of Punjab while Ranjit was the king then under the Hindu Dogra rulers in 1846. The Sikh kingdom defeated by the East-India Company, which sold it to the Raja of Jammu, Gulab Singh. King Hari Singh, the descendant of Gulab Singh, later signed annexation treaty with the Union of India.

Will democracy die last?

Published On: August 25, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Dominique Moisi

PARIS – In the late 1970s and early 1980s, prominent international relations experts such as the late French political philosopher Pierre Hassner argued that the world was witnessing a process of competitive decay between the United States and the Soviet Union. For the latter, the conflict in Afghanistan was about to become an even costlier failure than the Vietnam war had been for America. By 1989, the verdict was clear: The Soviet Union had atrophied much faster than the US, and its empire collapsed, the victim of its own errors and contradictions.

Fighting hidden hunger

Published On: August 25, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Dr Aruna Uprety

A young mother was proudly saying to her mother: “I have started to fortify my daughter’s food but not with medicine. I use natural plants and spices as I learnt from some doctors that we have enough food to make my daughter healthy.” The young mother has good knowledge about how to take care of health of her daughter.

Conversation with digital darlings

Published On: August 24, 2019 02:00 AM NPT By: Babu Ram Neupane

Don’t go coy with these faceless digital darlings. Get mollycoddled by striking a lovely conversation with them now

Bringing peace in Kashmir

Published On: August 24, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Poorna Kanta Adhikary

India and Pakistan should engage in dialogue with or without external mediation to find lasting solution of Kashmir problem

Power to youth

Published On: August 24, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Grassroots level policy-making and activism can truly transform Nepali youth and Nepal

Deschooling education

Published On: August 22, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Anusa Thapa and Milan Pandey

Every class has students capable of becoming singers, dancers, poets, athletes and actors but our education system is discouraging them every moment

The pain of going around

Published On: August 22, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Hemant Arjyal

Nepal aviation has been subjected to EASA’s blacklisting since December 2013 because many European lives were lost in domestic sectors in STOLs and helicopter crashes

Forgetting Palestine

Published On: August 22, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Shlomo Ben-Ami

Never before in Israel’s history has it been able to develop a foreign policy so free of the Palestinian issue