Mangalbaarey

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

नेपालमा थेरवाद-बुद्धधर्मको इतिहास र दर्शन

मदन रत्न मानन्धर, लेखक/उपाध्यक्ष, अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय बौद्ध भावना केन्द्र
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Responsible Infrastructure Development: How Can Nepal Structure Foreign Investments to Ensure Sustainable Economic Growth?

Samantha Custer, Director of Policy, AidData
(Discussion will be in English)
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

No Discussion due to Tihar Festival

No Discussion due to Tihar Festival
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

कला छलफल

रणभूमिको महरी ओम मेहत्ता, ललितकला केन्द्रीय विभाग, त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालय
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

No Discussion at Martin Chautari

No Discussion at Martin Chautari
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

No Discussion due to Dashain Holiday

No Discussion due to Dashain Holiday
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Archive and Agency: Notes on Possible Histories of Nepal from the Margins

Diwas Raja KC, Head of Research and Archives, Nepal Picture Library and NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Co-founder/Director, photo.circle
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Health Policy Discussion Series Jointly Organized with People’s Health Movement (PHM) in Nepal

Changing Perspectives of Public Health in Nepal: A Critical Outlook
Prof. Yogendra Pradhananga, MPH, DrPH, Nepal Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Nepali Local Radio: Current Landscape, Challenges and Opportunities

Research Seminar Series
Madhu Acharya, Co-founder/President, Sharecast Initiative Nepal
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Dalit Discussion Series Jointly Organized with Dalit Reader

लोकतन्त्रको लोकतन्त्रीकरण र दलित
हरि शर्मा, राजनीतिशास्त्री
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Madhesh Discussion Series Jointly Organized with Nepal Madhesh Foundation

भूमि विधेयकको सवाल र भूमिको राजनीति
जगत देउजा, कार्यकारी निर्देशक, सामुदायिक आत्मनिर्भर सेवा केन्द्र र सरिता गिरी, नेता, समाजवादी पार्टी, नेपाल
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

पुस्तक छलफल

पूर्वीय दर्शनको पुनर्व्याख्या (२०७६)
डा. प्रमोद ढकाल, लेखक
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Blood, Bleeding and Beliefs: An Ethnographic Echo of Purity vs. Pollution during Menstrual Practices in Nepal

Laxmi Tamang, Public Health Activist and President, Midwifery Society in Nepal and Sachin Ghimire, Medical Anthropologist, Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Research Seminar Series

Mathematics Education during Rana Regime in Nepal (1846-1951)
Deepak Basyal, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Madhesh Discussion Series Jointly Organized with Nepal Madhesh Foundation

Comparative Analysis of Policies and Programs in Provincial Budgets
Dr Binay Mishra, National College and Tula Narayan Shah, Nepal Madhesh Foundation
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

PhDing and Parenting in Bidesh: My Experience in Australia

Neeti Aryal Khanal, PhD Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Health Policy Discussion Series Jointly Organized with People’s Health Movement (PHM) in Nepal

Sexual Violence as Social Disease: A Medico-Legal Analysis of High Court Cases in Nepal
Dr Savana Pradhan Sharma, MBBS, MD (Ob/Gyn), LLB
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Building University Capacity to Support Business Incubation in Nepal

Dipesh Karki; and Roshee Lamichhane Bhusal; BUCSBIN, Kathmandu University School of Management
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Natural Guided Regeneration in Wound Healing a Nepalese Experience

Dr. Sushil Koirala, Dentist and Chairperson, Punyaarjan Foundation