About Utpal Parashar

While others have kept rolling, Utpal Parashar, the Nepal Correspondent of Hindustan Times, is gathering moss in the same organization since 1997. Starting as a trainee reporter in New Delhi, he has worked in Guwahati and Dehradun before shifting to Kathmandu in October 2009.

Another week and there’s another list. This one compares countries, 119 of them, based on living costs around the world. India has been ranked the country with the lowest cost of living with neighbouring Nepal coming second and Pakistan third. [Read more]

Aamir Khan’s blockbuster ‘PK’ which is hitting the headlines in India for becoming the highest grossing Hindi film and for some Hindu outfits demanding a ban on its screening has made news in neighbouring Nepal too. But unlike in the south the reasons here are different. [Read more]

Nepal’s hope of a getting a new constitution swung from uncertainty to hope and back to despair this year. And with 2014 ending on Wednesday there is very slim chance that the statute will be promulgated on January 22, the self-imposed deadline by lawmakers. [Read more]

One of Nepal’s celebrated cricketers, Sharad Vesawkar, managed to get a citizenship certificate in September last year after a 10-year-long struggle. The reason for the delay was his parentage—although his mother is a Nepali, Sharad’s father was an Indian. [Read more]

Five court verdicts, two in US and one each in Nepal, India and South Africa have grabbed eyeballs and headlines in this part of the world and elsewhere in the past few days. The contexts of these cases are different but they all deal with murders and deaths due to police interventions.

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