Dataspeak

Groundnut Export Potential

In general parlance, Nepal is an agricultural country. However, that sounds like more of a satire,considering the fact that Nepal is a net importer of most agricultural products which have a huge production potential within the country. The action taken by various governments have been futile as . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

Overuse of Spices : Damaging Health of People and National Account

The changing food habits and lifestyle of consumers have fuelled the demand for spices in Nepal. Much of this demand is met through import which has been consistently rising for the past few years. . . . Read more »

Market Watch

Role of Marketing and Branding in Banks

There is no doubt that banking and financial institutions (BFIs) are an integral mechanism for growth in any economy. With 28 commercial banks, each having a paid-up capital of above Rs 8 billion, . . . Read more »

Life and Career

Mahesh Mahato’s Career : Scaling Excellence

From establishing Cosmic Electrical with an investment of few thousand rupees to employing to over 100 people, Mahesh Mahato, who belonged to a middle-class family, has experienced many peaks and . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Custom Are Us : The Passion of Product Personalisation

Four friends, Rojeet Kayastha, Robin Shakya, Romin Shrestha and Yujen Shakya thought of starting a business during the first year of their undergraduate course. Rojeet Kayastha shares, “We thought . . . Read more »

Cover Story Interview

“Highest level of transparency has been maintained in the procurement of two wide-body aircraft”

The procurement process was started around two years ago. After the bidding process for the supply of the two wide-body aircraft was finalised about one year ago, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Kailash Trading Company A 44 Year Legacy in Electric Business

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard . . . Read more »

Tourism

Up in the Air : Nepal’s Air Travel Numbers on the Rise

Nepal is home to high peaks, cultural heritage sites, wildlife reserves and breathtaking landscapes. This great diversity has been a driving force in terms of attracting tourists from all around the . . . Read more »

Travelogue

In the City of Dreams : Sagar Dev Lakhe’s Joyous Jaunt to Macau

Sagar Dev Lakhe, founder and Chairman of Sagar Group of Companies, a group of IT-focused enterprises, is a frequent traveller. His business is established abroad and thus, it often requires him to . . . Read more »

Health

Curing Sports Injuries

If this culture prevails, it will be very difficult to improve the sports sector and the situation of . . . Read more »

Auto Review

Yamaha R15 V3 Fast and Formidable

Rapid, responsive and endowed with superlative handling, the bike presents all the tools for riders to unleash their inner Valentino Rossi. The omission of ABS is a disappointment, but as an overall . . . Read more »

Trends

Nepal’s Thriving Leather Love Affair

The recent years have been a glorious period for Nepali leather goods producers as leather apparel that are perennially popular in clothing and renowned for durability have found way into the . . . Read more »

Information Technology

The New Age of Smartphone Innovation

he technology that powers these devices is constantly evolving and improving. Every year brings with it a new wave of improvements, a new addition to the already impressive roster of capabilities . . . Read more »

Gadget Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro A Capable Mid-Ranger

The Note 6 Pro is near identical to its predecessor from a design . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Too Big to Fail : Saving NAC from the Claws of Greed

In August 2016, when the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) decided to start process of purchasing two Airbus wide-body aircraft for long-haul flights, a bright light of hope for a revival of the . . . Read more »

Business Education

BBA-IE Creating Investors of Tomorrow

Along with an investment-friendly environment, the country now also needs human resource which understands the country’s economy as well as its investment needs and priorities - people who have a . . . Read more »

Product Focus

LG’s AI ThinQ TV : The Future is Here

What do you do when you feel bored with tapping keyboards on your smartphone? You switch to your voice-controlled personal assistants – Siri, Google Assistant, or others – to command your phone. . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

Gastronomical Delights at Bhojghar Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Gairidhara has become a hub for high-end restaurants and cafes in the past few years. Bhojghar Restaurant and Lounge Bar, a multi-cuisine restaurant continues that trend. Bhojghar, which was . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Sustainable Development, Sustainability Reporting and IFRS

Many authors have provided their opinions on sustainability and ways to achieve it. However, there is no standard definition of sustainability. Awareness about sustainability resulted from the . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Competition A Formidable Tool

Competition is the recognition of varied levels of merit in every individual and the equal opportunity to show them without any hindrances or . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Globalization, Supply Chain, Logistics and Nepal

The last few decades have seen the waves of globalisation reaching Nepal. Nevertheless, the global supply chain is one of the many aspects of international trade where the country is left untouched, . . . Read more »

Personality

Shikher Prasai : A Travel Tycoon’s Journey

The celebrated French fashion designer Christian Louboutin once said, “If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax.” Shikher Prasai, managing director of Nataraj Tours and Travels (NTT) . . . Read more »

Interview

“Outside interferences in central bank will increase if the governor doesn't stand strong.”

Himalaya Sumsher JB Rana With the problems growing in the country’s financial system, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is finding it difficult to play its role as the banking sector regulator. From the . . . Read more »

Living +

HOW THE MIGHTY FALL : And Why Some Companies Never Give In

For those of you that have read ‘Good to Great’, and ‘Built to Last’, Collins’ previous forays into management analysis, ‘How the Mighty Fall’ tackles the flipside of most management books: what to do to ensure . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (November 25, 2018 – December 20, 2018)

NEPSE index lost 15.27 (or down 1.293%) to close at 1165.97 last month. Currently, the index is trading below the 50 days moving average and 200 days moving average. During the course of last month, . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements January 2019

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Crossword

Crossword January 2019

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators January 2019

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Voices

Voices January 2019

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Biztoon

Biztoon January 2019

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No Laughing Matter

Whom to Entrust the Nation?

Though the prime minister and his ministers have been trying so hard, nothing is moving ahead towards prosperity. Why so? Did the Nepali voters do something wrong by entrusting the nation to . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Clarity in Social Security Scheme

It is becoming clearer that the objectives of the contribution-based Social Security Scheme, launched by the government amid a fanfare on November 28, will not be met. First, there is big confusion . . . Read more »

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