15 posts

Kathmandu - A crumbling valley!

Valleys and cities should be young, vibrant, inspiring and full of hopes with a system in place that works for all classes of people. What …

Environment  the_farsight

Why Nepal's exports to SASEC have stagnated over the years

India has always been the darling trade partner of Nepal. It exports overwhelmingly to India. Exclude India and Nepal's exports to other countries, especially SASEC …

Economy  the_farsight

Nepal's coffee economy

A morning brew. A way of life. A shot of kick. A social lubricant. Over $40 billion in global cross-border exports value, and growing. A …

Economy  the_farsight

Export or die

The covid-19 pandemic brought about many economic hardships. Nepal's economy was hammered so hard: in FY20 it shrank by 2.4% for the first time in …

Economy  the_farsight

Nepal’s economy post-pandemic-2022: A World Bank's assessment

With the onset of the covid-19 pandemic followed by restrictions in movements and slumping tourist arrivals, Nepals economy shrunk by 2.4% in FY20 for the …

Economy  the_farsight

Nepal 2022 elections explained!

Election is around the corner in Nepal once again after the National Assembly election in January 2022 and the recent local government election fever that …

Politics  the_farsight

Despite being Nepal’s major export product, large cardamom hardly reaches world markets

Nepali farmers are long known for minding their own business by doing subsistence farming. That is, growing crops to only meet their needs, leaving little …

Economy  the_farsight

How the pandemic affected Nepali MSMEs, and the outcomes of COVID-19 MSME Fund Nepal

THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL OF THE COVID PANDEMIC in 2020 dealt a heavy blow to Nepals economy. All kinds of businesses were affected in some ways. …

Business  the_farsight

Battle for mayorship: Who should win?

IN SEPTEMBER 2021,A10 YEAR BOY DIED after falling into an open sewer at Kapan, Budhanilkantha. Nobody was held accountable. With the pandemic, businesses had to …

Politics  the_farsight

Public transport system financing around the world: Lessons for Nepal

NEPAL IS INCREASINGLY being exposed to the malign forces of bad public transport systems, particularly cities. Take its capital Kathmandu, for instance. Its population has …

Economy  the_farsight

Understanding the $1.2 trillion US infrastructure bill

ITS TIME for infrastructure splurge once again in America. On November 5th the House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Infrastructure Investment and …

Economy  the_farsight

What does the new budget have for Nepal's agriculture sector?

Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada unveiled budget plans for the upcoming fiscal year last Thursday. The new budget has some new provisions for the agriculture sector …

Economy  the_farsight