Thomas Bell

Thomas Bell


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India’s unofficial blockade of its northern Himalayan neighbour has deepened landlocked country’s multiple crises.

Published On 9 Oct 2015
Nepal constitution

The vague agreement on Nepal’s constitution offers some encouragement, but the risk of disappointment is high.

Opinion by Thomas Bell
Published On 14 Jun 2015
Supporters of the 30-party alliance led by the Maoists shout slogans during the general strike in Kathmandu in January [AFP]

Relations between the international community and the Nepali government have rarely been worse than they are now.

Opinion by Thomas Bell
Published On 13 May 2015
A Nepalese earthquake survivor carries her belongings a day after a major earthquake [EPA]

After last year’s tragedy, it is unlikely labour relations on the mountain will go back to what they were.

Opinion by Thomas Bell
Published On 16 Apr 2015
A porter ascends towards Everest Base Camp with Mount Everest seen in the background at Gorakshep, Nepal [AP]