The Nepal Home Page: an Introduction
The purpose of the Nepal Home Page is to provide comprehensive
information on all aspects of Nepal to the Internet community. It was
begun by Rajendra Shrestha in 1993 as an amateur computer project when
access to the World Wide Web was still pretty much limited to a few
universities in the United States.
As a pioneer of Nepal information on the web, the Nepal Home Page has
continually strived to stay one step ahead, and bring updated and useful
information to our readers. For example, in partnership with Mercantile
Communications and Kantipur Publications, we first brought to you the
Kathmandu Post --which was not just the first online newspaper from
Nepal, but it was the first online newspaper from South Asia.
That was before Nepal had any commercial hookup to the internet. But
things are changing fast. There are more than a few "Internet companies"
in Nepal itself. As one Nepali recently observed after being abroad for
just one year, "The latest mantra in Kathmandu is 'What is your email
address?'" The number of "Nepal related sites" on the web also has grown
Yet as Nepal's presence in the Internet expands with dozens of budding
sites every month, the necessity for a reliable, comprehensive, and
professional site is being felt. A site that would take one step forward
and provide Internet users with not only volumes of information, but also
assist them in navigating through what is already available "out there".
And as a leading Nepal site, this is a role the Nepal Home Page would
With the increase in the volume of information served by the Nepal Home
Page, managing its activities in an exclusively amateur manner has proved
inadequate. Proper resource mobilization and professionalism has become
necessary just to keep up with the explosive growth in readership and the
ensuing demand for more information. Hence since January 1997, the
designing and maintaining of the web pages has been turned over to
This added professionalism in the past years has allowed Nepal Home Page
to dramatically increase and improve its service. And you can count on us
getting better in the coming days.
What Others Say About Us
Here's a sample of some of the reviews we have received from other Web sites:
BBC Online Web Guide