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Nepali artefacts taken to Denmark: ‘Six decades on, too easy to call collectors thieves’

Many a neighbourhood in Kathmandu Valley (and elsewhere in Nepal) have a temple, a shrine or a niche where once there was a statue of a god or goddess. Lifted from their ancient homes, the images, through a clandestine but highly efficient channel, were transplanted in the living rooms of collectors or the bright halls […]

Kathmandu’s battle with pollution and how EVs are a part of the solution

Maheswar Rupakheti, PhD (Atmospheric Science) from Dalhousie University in Canada, is Scientific Leader at IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam, Germany. He is regarded as one of the leading atmospheric scientists who have studied air pollution in Kathmandu. He says his research interests include designing cleaner solutions rooted in sound science and carefully examining the local context (technology, policy, […]