‘The unified contribution of NRN community for Nepal is my priority’

The recently held International General Assembly of the Non-Resident Nepali Association has elected Bhaban Bhatta as president of NRNA till 2019. Bhatta, who has been associated with the non-resident Nepali movement since the beginning, had started his journey in NRNA as an executive member of the adhoc committee in 2003 while the organisation was being established and […]

“Hope kept bringing me back to K2”

On July 28, 2017, Pakistan was interested in one news story only: The disqualification of erstwhile Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the country’s highest court. They missed out on another historic story. On that day, Vanessa Audi Rhys O’Brien, a British-American mountain climber, explorer, public speaker and former business executive became the first American and […]

An alert alarm from Everest

Successfully attempting his ninth summit, Pemba Ongchhu Sherpa is gearing up for his 10th Everest expedition in the end of this year. Brought up in Solukhumbu, he is one among the five IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide Association) Certified Mountaineering Guides as well as Rescue Specialist and Instructor from Nepal who earned the license […]

Doklam dispute should make us serious about protecting our land at tri-junctions

Cartographer and scholar on border issues Buddhi Narayan Shresthabrings with him 27 years of experience working in the government’s Department of Survey and 21 years of experience in private land-surveying.Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal caught up with the veteran expert on Nepal’s borders to get his views on the current standoff over Doklam tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan. Are […]