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Transportation Issues in Urban Nepal and the Way Forward

Daily vehicular traffic in Nepal’s metropolises, most notably in Kathmandu Valley, has been on significant rise over the past decade. Increasing inward migration, growing number of vehicles (both 2-wheelers and 4-wheelers), violation of traffic rules and regulations, and limited and narrower roads in the valley’s major areas are some of the key factors responsible for… Continue reading Transportation Issues in Urban Nepal and the Way Forward

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Big Data for Disaster Resilience in Nepal

Nepal is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Every monsoon season, communities across Terai and hill regions suffer from floods and landslides and this year was not an exception. In addition, communities across the country also become victims of other recurring disasters including fires, thunderbolts, glacial lake outburst floods, epidemics and… Continue reading Big Data for Disaster Resilience in Nepal

Natural Disasters

South Asian Floods

Each year, thousands of lives are lost to floods in South Asia - most notably in Bangladesh, India and Nepal - at least 1200 people have been killed so far in the most recent floods in these three countries alone. For the September 02 Asia Pacific Issue, The Economist has dedicated its cover story on… Continue reading South Asian Floods

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Nepal’s Journey Towards a Digitalised Economy

With emerging technologies and innovations paving way for considerable economic, social and political benefits, most developed and emerging economies around the world have been working hard to join the league of world’s most digitalized economies. As a result, countries like Nepal aiming to become a digitalized economy have become a commonplace phenomenon as well. However… Continue reading Nepal’s Journey Towards a Digitalised Economy

Nepal economy

Cereal Yield: Nepal Vs World

Recent updates by Oxford researcher Max Roser and his team at OurWorldInData on changing cereal yield patterns between 1961 and 2014 show interesting trends for Nepal. Though global yield has increased by 180% during last five decades, the growth in Nepal is rather poor. Though less than 20% of country's land in cultivable, Nepal's 65.7% citizens… Continue reading Cereal Yield: Nepal Vs World

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Feedback Loops in the Age of Social Media

When UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al Gergawi asked Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and Founder of SpaceX, about his life’s biggest challenge during one of the sessions at World Government Summit held in Dubai in February 2017, to everyone’s surprise, Musk pondered for a while and identified his greatest challenge as making sure that… Continue reading Feedback Loops in the Age of Social Media

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Internet of Things in Nepal

In the modern world, harnessing information and communication technology (ICT) tools for great human benefits has become an integral and accepted part of everyday life for many people. Countries around the world have been utilising these tools to collect and process data and to better their policy decisions for many years now. In recent years,… Continue reading Internet of Things in Nepal

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Barriers to Innovative Entrepreneurship in Nepal

It is natural that people from different parts of Nepal, depending upon their backgrounds and levels of understanding, will explain reasons behind country's poor economic performance in different ways. Despite all these differences, in my personal opinion, they agree on one fact - innovation drives economic growth. In fact, in 2015's Enterprising States and Cities… Continue reading Barriers to Innovative Entrepreneurship in Nepal

Journal Articles

Money, Campaign Finance and Elections – A Case Study of the US Federal Elections

Here is the abstract of my co-authored paper on "Money, Campaign Finance and Elections – A Case Study of the US Federal Elections" with Ms. Khadija H. Nasirova. The influence of corporations and interest groups on US elections is a much-debated issue. The issue became more pronounced after the 2010 Citizens United V. Federal Election… Continue reading Money, Campaign Finance and Elections – A Case Study of the US Federal Elections

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Innovations in Healthcare Industry in Nepal

Citizens’ good health has positive and significant impacts on economic growth of a nation. Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in a 2001 study, found that a one-year advancement in society’s life expectancy increases output by four percent. Though researches afterwards have confirmed varying relationship between health and economic growth across the… Continue reading Innovations in Healthcare Industry in Nepal