Room for more:

THT’s news coverage is broad. Its coverage of social and health issues of late is especially commendable. There are some drawbacks too. The advertisements have been increasing steadily at the cost of hard news. The quality of the “Variety” section has also deteriorated. You mostly print articles from Western news agencies that have little relevance to an average Nepali reader. It would be better if you could include more stories of human concern. I would also like to see more articles on the country’s major health issues. Under the Food and restaurants section, you would do well to cover good restaurants outside the Valley as well. Nepali culture, folk music and dance are rarely covered. In the “Perspective”, Don’s musings was a very good column. But other material in this section too is mostly related to Western companies. You should do more to bring THT in line with Nepal’s cultural landscape.

Dr Ravi Shankar, Pokhara

No light:

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) should not start load-shedding again. Load-shedding means a loss of revenue. This phenomenon will make life particularly difficult during the summer season, especially in the Terai. If the NEA is short of resources to generate more electricity, it might consider raising the tarrif, giving the consumers a clear choice: long hours of daily load-shedding or hiked tariff.

Rishab Gupta, via e-mail


The passing of the citizenship law will provide relief to many genuine Nepalis, mostly from the Terai belt, who were having a tough time getting citizenship certificates. This was due to the evasive policies of past governments. Now the law should be fully implemented. It’s about time an initiative was taken to deal with the open border status between Nepal and India.

Shiva Neupane, RR Campus, Putalisadak

Not English:

The news report “Chocolates give a bitter experience” (THT, Nov. 28), is littered with grammatical errors. For instance, in the fifth paragraph, a police officer has been quoted as saying about the girl who doled out the sweets: “We are trying to know why she distributed chocolates and how did she got them”. What kind of English is this?

Roshan Rijal, Malpi Institute

Capital idea:

Among various ideas about state restructuring, one relates to a change of Nepal’s capital. This is absolutely necessary in light of the changed mindset following the April uprising. The capital should have a central location free of historical and political hang-ups. It should be a microcosm of modern Nepal.

Bhai Kaji, Kathmandu


It’s sad that workers have stopped work at the mid-Marsyangadi hydropower project. At a time when Nepalis are busy working to build a new Nepal, these workers are putting their selfish interests first. Such an act will hinder the project’s completion and cause more financial loss.

Saphal Lamichhane, via e-mail