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is an Assistant Professor of Law at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.  

All articles of Rukamanee Maharjan

Sustainable development

Nepal must grasp opportunities that tourism offers

Himalayan nation can benefit from foreign visitors, but must control cultural and environmental harm.

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Landlocked nation

Nepal is sandwiched between two BRICS members

Keeping relationships with India and China good is necessary, but challenging for the government in Kathmandu.

Girl's education

Nepalese girls still don’t have equal educational opportunities

The lives of young women in Nepal are determined by traditions and taboos, even though the constitution guarantees them equal rights

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Personal experiences

Covid-19 impacts worldwide

D+C/E+Z contributors from very different countries share their personal experiences on the Corona pandemic

Disaster relief and reconstruction

Trauma lingers on seven years after Gorkha earthquake

Nepal’s 2015 earthquake was an example of how natural disasters often deepen pre-existing social divides

Fatal fires

When building regulations are not followed

Government officials pay too little attention to fire hazards in Nepal

Fire hazards

Nepal pays too little attention to fire hazards

Poor enforcement of building codes, inadequate zoning controls and deficient infrastructure add up to significant fire hazards in Nepal

Sexual abuse

How some Nepali girls end up as prostitutes

After being trafficked into sex work, women are often trapped in slavery-like conditions in a foreign country


When remittances account for one quarter of GDP

From the macro-perspective, labour migration from Nepal is of vital relevance and not simply “voluntary”

Social mobility

How to spot members of Nepal’s middle class

Nepal’s middle class is growing, but slower GDP growth threatens its progress

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