I’m actually shocked that Kathmandu has more demand to Sydney than BOM. That makes no sense to me.
Makes perfect sense. There is a huge (like really huge) Newari community in Australia, who are ethnically the indigenous inhabitants of Kathmandu valley. That and the immense popularity amongst Australians for adventure tourism in Nepal.
The Nepalese diaspora is quite widespread from the ME to as far as the EU
Their community is far more extensive in the mainland US & Canada than most of EU combined. While the Nepalese disaspora in ME is more labor workforce, that of the US/UK/Australia is of the doctors/engineers/lawyers etc. Skilled Nepalese migrants have mostly moved to the purely English speaking countries.
Less job and academic opportunities, coupled with decades of political instability (Maoist war, fall of monarchy, delay in formation of a constitution, etc) back in Nepal has 'forced' skilled and unskilled labor to migrate (to India, and rest of the world).
India's biggest loss w.r.t global aviation (so far) - Being an Australasia-Europe stopover.