WESTERN urbanisation began with the Industrial Revolution and was accompanied by both economic and social development. But in India and most other developing countries, urbanisation does not reflect

Pollution, disorderly urban growth and inadequate basic services are plaguing the Kathmandu valley and adversely affecting tourism, the valley's major revenue earner. Tourism itself is a burden on the valley's resources. Attempts are being made to stem t

The sorry state of the Bagmati is an eloquent pointer to the state of the Kathmandu Valley

Nepal's carpet industry is being castigated for being the primary polluter of the Kathmandu valley

The Newars of Kathmandu realised centuries ago that if they had to leave space for future generations, they would have to live as compactly as possible

Urban pressures are threatening to destroy the lesser known of Kathmandu's historical structures

WITH more and more local bodies showing a red bottomline, some of the core urban services may soon be up for grabs, if entrepreneurs are willing to take them on. The sectors under debate

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