Stories By 'MANOJ BHATTARAI'
The digital landscape is in constant flux. New technologies such as 3D printing, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence are altering the ways in which people interact with machines and are consequently creating new opportunities for wealth and prosperity.
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The clamour for change need not always be loud. For some such as Dr Govinda KC, it involved following a road less travelled by going on a hunger strike to champion medical education reform in Nepal.
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There is no escaping the age issue. The life expectancy of an average Nepali rose from 27 years in 1954 to 67 years in 2014.
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On May 12, 2016, the Nepal government announced it would provide free lifetime dialysis to all patients with kidney failure. While this was a shot in the arm, especially in light of the high cost of care, the pronouncement was subject to mixed reactions from the public and experts alike.
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