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.

In October last year a 49-year-old Australian nurse Delma Ryan had to cut short her trip to Nepal suddenly and rush back home with the threat of collapsing and dying on the way. [Read more]

Basketball isn’t very popular in cricket-crazy India. But inspired by a teacher-cum-coach, few girls from a school in remote Sikkim picked up the sport and went on to win national competitions beating much fancied teams. This is truly an inspiring story. [Read more]

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Contrary to popular perception in Kathmandu neither South Block mandarins nor their political bosses accord much importance to what’s happening in Nepal. Indian diplomats posted in the Kathmandu embassy admit this in personal interactions. [Read more]

A day after Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party to a landslide win in India’s Lok Sabha election a few Nepalis held a press conference at Birgunj, a bustling town close to the Indo-Nepal border touching Bihar. [Read more]