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.

Kalaiya, the headquarter of Bara district in Indo-Nepal border close to Bihar, remained tense for five days last week. The streets of this town were filled with hundreds of protestors demanding justice for a six-year-old rape victim. There were clashes with police too. [Read more]

Asia’s high mountains are estimated to contain the largest concentration of glacier ice outside the north and south poles. Major rivers originating from these mountains support over 1.3 billion people. [Read more]

Sushma Rai, a 22 year old resident of Khotang district in eastern Nepal was murdered by her husband Sudeep last month. In order to hide his crime he later set her body on fire. The incident would have passed as another death due to fire had an autopsy not been conducted.

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It is no secret sexual minorities like gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender are a discriminated lot in our part of the globe. And among them transgender or those who identify themselves as members of a gender different from the one they were born with or assigned by society are more marginalized. [Read more]

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]