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.

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Politics of the Poor: Negotiating Democracy in Contemporary India

Indrajit Roy, PhD, Department of Politics, University of York
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Karnali Dialogue Jointly Organized by Karnali Samaj

पुरीचन्द्र देवकोटाद्वारा लिखित कर्णाली दर्पणमाथि छलफल
रघुनाथ लामिछाने, नागरिक ÷(सम्पादक, कर्णाली दर्पण, २०७३) र रामबहादुर रावल, नेपाल
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Madhesh Discussion Series Jointly Organized with Nepal Madhesh Foundation

Too Little Water, Too Much Water: Tharu Irrigation Management in Bardiya; Landless People's Recovery from the August 2017 Floods in Saptari and Banke
Peter Gill, American Journalist
(Discussion will be in English)
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Research Seminar Series

Constructing Democracy: Ethnicity and Politics in the Eastern Himalaya
Mona Chettri, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

Karnali Dialogue Jointly Organized with Karnali Samaj

कर्णालीका खस राजाहरूको बुद्ध धर्मसँग सम्बन्ध
पुण्य पराजुली, अध्यापक, बुद्धिज्म एण्ड हिमालयन स्टडिज्, नेपाल/बुद्धिष्ट स्टडिज् इन बोध गया, भारत; बसन्त महर्जन, लेखक (खस साम्राज्यमा बुद्ध धर्मको उत्थान र पतन, सन् २०१६)
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नेपालमा वाम गठबन्धनको भविष्य

झलक सुवेदी, राजनीतिक विश्लेषक
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विद्यालय व्यवस्थापन समितिमा महिला प्रतिनिधि : औपचारिकता कि वास्ताविकता ?

रेवत ढकाल, काठमाडौं विश्वविद्यालय
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स्थानीय सरकारका चुनौतिहरू

शेष रमण न्यौपाने, कार्यकारी महासचिव, जिल्ला विकास समिति महासंघ नेपाल
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Karnali Dialogue Jointly Organized with Karnali Samaj

Film Show and Discussion
Dadyaa (Nepal, 2016, 17 mins)
Bibhusan Basnet, Pooja Gurung and Prajjwal S.J.B. Rana, Dadyaa Team
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खोइ त महिला सङ्गीतकार

शारदा डंगोल र अन्य, श्री तारा ब्याण्ड
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City Seminar Jointly Organized with Collective Pahal

काठमाडौँ उपत्यकामा दिगो शहरी यातायात व्यवस्थाः मुद्दा र रणनीति
डा.सूर्यराज आचार्य, इन्जिनियर/नीति विश्लेषक
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Karnali Dialogue Jointly Organized with Karnali Samaj

राजनीतिमा युवा : आवश्यकता र जटिलता
प्रेमा लामा, केन्द्रीय सदस्य, नेपाल लोकतान्त्रिक जनजाति महासंघ (नेकपा एमाले)/ युवा र प्रेम बहादुर बोहरा, युवा
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City Seminar Jointly Organized with Collective Pahal

शहरी गरिबी, सुकुम्बासी समस्या र समाधानका सुत्रहरू
स्मिता आचार्य, भूमि तथा बास अधिकार अभियन्ता/नेपाल बसोबास बस्ती संरक्षण समाज र डा. सविन निङलेखु, अनुसन्धाता / भूगोलविद्
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युट्युबमा नेपाली “प्राङ्क भिडियो"

आकाश सेढाईं, नेपाली प्राङ्‌कस्टेर्स
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Negotiating Difference: Being Indian Nepali in Delhi

Binit Gurung, South Asian University, Delhi
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Karnali Dialogue

कर्णालीमा कृषिको महिलाकरण
करिश्मा गुरुङ, फरेष्ट एक्सन् र जीवनबहादुर शाही, डोल्पो कृषि अर्ग्यानिक व्यवस्थापन समिति
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Film show and Discussion

MiTse: Struggles of Dolpo Women (Nepal, 2017, 65 mins)
Tashi Tewa Dolpo, Independent Researcher
Discussion > Mangalbaarey On

लिपुलेक विवाद : के कुटनीतिक समाधान सम्भव छ ?

डा. महेश मास्के, पूर्व राजदूत, चीन
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Discussion Series on Traditional Art of Nepal

न्हुँछेकाजी बज्राचार्य : जीवन र कृति
न्हुँछेकाजी बज्राचार्य, परम्परागत चित्रकार
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City Seminar

काष्ठमण्डप पुनर्निर्माण : सम्पदाका मूर्त र अमूर्त रूपहरू
सुदर्शनराज तिवारी, इन्स्टिच्यूट अफ इन्जिनियरिङ, पुल्चोक क्याम्पस