When I did this episode of Kantipur FM radio program The Music Jam in 1998, only a year had passed since construction of Kali Gandaki "A" hydroelectric power plant had begun. (It would ultimately be completed in 2002). And yet, a number of irregularities had already surfaced and the project was already mired in controversy.
In a country where lawmakers are also some of the main lawbreakers, how much can you trust them to do the right thing for the country?
In a country where the connected and the powerful make sure that the law applies only to the poor, how can we trust what the government says?
A reproduction of the March 12 (1998) Kantipur FM episode of the Malboro Music Network program in which I talked about an issue surrounding wild life contraband.
Reproduction of a commentary on Nepalese beauty pageant contestants that I made in 1998 on the radio show I used to host on Kantipur FM.
The two rivers in Kathmandu, Bishnumati and Bagmati, are heavily polluted by raw sewage, among other things. How did it come be and why is that still the case? My commentary on Kantipur FM programs the week of March 23-26, 1998.
To improve a system, just introducing a change is, of course, insufficient. The nature of the change and how it's implemented is as equally important, if not more important. But that, I argue in this Kantipur FM commentary, is missed by those steering the transformation of our education system in Nepal.