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1. Catch those pirates, The Kathmandu Post, 26 April 2017


1. Trumps of Nepal, The Kathmandu Post, 18/9/2016
2. A fresh start, The Kathmandu Post, 8/8/2016
3.. Innovative minds, The Kathmandu Post, 26 April 2015


1.The Other Side, The Kathmandu Post, 28 December 2015
2. Right to read, The Kathmandu Post, 18th October, 2015
3. Start Talking, Republica, 29th September, 2015
4.Losing state religion, The Kathmandu Post, 22/09/2015
4.Fine tune it, on the Draft ICT Policy 2015, The Kathmandu Post, 19/08/2015
6.Parasitic proposal, The Kathmandu Post, 24/07/2015
7.Politics of smoke, Republica, 20/07/2015
8.,Engineering compromise: does it have any significance in design law?Class99 Design Law Blog/MARQUES
9.Tread With Care, The Kathmandu Post, 07/07/2015
10. Free-riding on the repute of trademarks – Does protection generate innovation?(co-authored blog article, Maastricht University, Blog in IPKM)
11.Music & Lyrics, The Kathmandu Post, 26/04/2015, on occasion of World Intellectual Property Day.
12. Neutralising Acid, The Kathmandu Post, 01/03/2015
13. Advertising in the digital environment: when creativity faces legal boundaries (co-authored blog article, Maastricht University, Blog on IPKM.
14. A Temporary Solution,The Kathmandu post, 16/01/2015


1.Academica – Industry: Learning from each other, Maastricht University, Blog on IPKM, 07/11/2014
2.A queer divide", The Kathmandu Post, 18/11/2014
3.Justice Denied, The Kathmandu Post, 12/10/2014
4. Cyber Democracy,The Kathmandu Post, 24/08/2014
5. A Burning Issue, The Kathmandu Post, 07/20/2014
6. Temple and State, The Kathmandu Post, 07/06/2014
7.Educating Inmates, The Kathmandu Post, 06/22/2014
8.Cyber crime without cyber-rules,The Kathmandu Post, 05/25/2014
9. Evil on the loose, The Kathmandu Post, 20/04/2014
10.Mockery Of Justice? The New Spotlight News Magazine,Vol: 07 No. -18 Mar. 21- 2014 (Chaitra 07, 2070)
11.Unanswered Questions, The Kathmandu Post, 02/03/2014
12. "Mind Gains" The Kathmandu Post, February 2, 2014
13. Criminal Love, The Kathmandu Post, January 7, 2014


1.“Redefining Leadership: Youth Take the Lead” The Rising Nepal,The Friday Supplement, November 15, 2013
2. "Electoral Education for Youth” Republica, November 13, 2013
3. “The Five Percent” Republica, November 12,2013
4.“Election, Its Observation and Monitoring” New Spotlight News Magazine, November 10, 2013
5. “Play by the rules" The Kathmandu Post,November 3, 2013
6. "Litmus Test For Democracy", Human Right Monitor, Vol 9, No 20, October-2013
7. "Rape and Retribution" The Kathmandu Post, October 1, 2013
8. "Presumed Innocence” The Kathmandu Post, July 30, 2013
9. “A Beautiful Struggle” The Rising Nepal,The Friday Supplement,July 19, 2013
10. "The Creative Integration of Ex-Combatants in Nepal"
11. “Sex without romance” The Rising Nepal,The Friday Supplement, July 5, 2013
12. “Truth Seeker” The Kathmandu Post, May 10, 2013
13. “Youth ,Society & Education” The Rising Nepal,The Friday Supplement, April, 2013
14. “Creatures of Conditioning” The Kathmandu Post, January 11, 2013
15. “Success Solution” The Kathmandu Post, January 4, 2013


1. CA Extension: Moral Imperatives , The New Spotlight News Magazine,Vol: 05 No. -03 July 22- 2011
2. “I am not a gay : I support Gayism", The New Spotlight News Magazine,Vol: 05 No. -18, March 30, 2012

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