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.

Undeterred by last year’s avalanche which claimed 16 lives, hundreds of mountaineers from world over are on their way to Everest to scale the tallest peak and attempt fresh records. [Read more]

Living in Kathmandu isn’t easy. Over the past five years, I have got used to exigencies like scarcity of petrol and LPG cylinders, power cuts, pollution and strikes. But there is a bigger fear that keeps lurking at the back which makes me uneasy about life in Nepal’s capital. [Read more]

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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