Martin Chautari began in 1991 as a discussion group among academics and development professionals who held meetings every two weeks to share their experiences and insights in matters pertaining to the public interest. The discussions became more regular over time, and in 1995 began to be held weekly, under the name 'Mangalbaarey'.

Since then, the Mangalbaarey discussion series has hosted hundreds of speakers in the fields of academia, politics, activism, journalism, civil rights, development, and private sector initiatives, all speaking on subjects that they have in-depth knowledge about and experience in. Mangalbaarey's speakers do not just lecture the public; they face questions and at times intense scrutiny from the participants at the discussion, who include professionals in a variety of fields, as well as students and engaged citizens. The open, uncensored atmosphere at the discussion helps sharpen the focus of the topic at hand, and leaves speakers and participants alike with enhanced knowledge of matters of public interest.

Mangalbaarey is one of Martin Chautari's core activities, promoting Chautari's basic principle of inclusive, high-level public discourse. The discussion series is the longest of its kind operating in Kathmandu, contributing to the refinement of public discourse in Nepal. The date and title of the previous presentations since September 1995 and the names of the people who led the discussions (Pundits) are listed in archives below.

Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

चौतारी छलफल शृंखलाका तीन दशक: पछाडि फर्केर हेर्दा

विकास पाण्डे, संस्थापक; र अरू, मार्टिन चौतारी
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विद्यालय शिक्षाको सिकाइ अवस्था

देवीराम आचार्य, शैक्षिक गुणस्तर परीक्षण केन्द्र
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No Discussion due to Chhath Festival

Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

अकुपाई टुँडिखेल : एक वैचारिक मन्थन

केदारभक्त माथेमा, शिक्षाविद् र प्रा. सुदर्शनराज तिवारी, सम्पदाविद्
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वैदेशिक रोजगारमा नेपाली कामदार : श्रम स्वीकृति, क्षतिपूर्ति र पुनर्स्थापना

मञ्जु गुरुङ, सह-संस्थापक/भूतपूर्व अध्यक्ष, पौरखीनेपाल र राजन प्रसाद श्रेष्ठ, कार्यकारी निर्देशक, वैदेशिक रोजगार बोर्डको सचिवालय, नेपाल सरकार
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Madhesh Discussion Series Jointly Organized with Nepal Madhesh Foundation

The Problem and the Politics of Education in Terai-Madhesh
Prof. Binay Kumar Kushiyait, Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University and Pramod Mishra, Department Chair, English Studies at Lewis University, USA
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Research Seminar Series

A "Pracademic" Approach to Public Security: Social Media, Crisis Management and Nepal Earthquake
Rajib Subba, PhD, Deputy Inspector General of Police and Director, Communication Directorate, PHQ Naxal, Kathmandu
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Revisiting David Sander's Works and Life: An Obituary to the Pioneer of People's Health Movement

Prof Dr Arjun Karki, Former Vice-Chancellor, Patan Academy Health Sciences; Prof Madhusudan Subedi, Patan Academy Health Sciences; and Prof Dr Sharad Onta, Country Coordinator, People's Health Movement