Climate & Environment

The Bagmati is dead—and there’s nothing we can do about it

Madhukar Upadhyay, like many who grew up in the 70s and 80s, recalls swimming in the Bagmati as a child. The waters were pristine then, as translucent as glass, with fish abounding. “My dad’s generation even used Bagmati’s water for drinking, after only a quick decantation process,” he says.
Marissa Taylor
Published at : December 1, 2018
Updated at : June 26, 2019 14:51


Marissa Taylor

Marissa Taylor is a desk editor at The Kathmandu Post. In addition to her copy-editing duties, Taylor also pursues long-form reporting. Before joining the Post, she worked as a journalist at The Himalayan Times and M&S VMAG.



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