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1974 AD US tour


One of the most popular  and successful bands amongst Nepali audience 1974 AD with its new line up departed for the US on Wednesday, where they are set to perform at seven venues. The band will launch the tour with a performance at the Broadway Studios in San Francisco on …

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Hari nepali’s “Beautiful Bagmati River in my Watercolour”


Hari Nepali’s second solo art exhibition, “Beautiful Bagmati River in my Watercolour”, is currently on display at the J Art Gallery in Thahiti, Thamel. The exhibit was inaugurated by artist Gehendra Man Amatya, on Thursday. The collection, as its title suggests, features collection of the artist’s impressions of the various …

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Tourism development: A political miscalculation


By Bhrikuti Niroula Talking about tourism in Nepal is not a new subject. It has become a national mantra, chanted by everyone. Several public and private institutions, entrepreneurs, experts and professionals are directly and indirectly involved in its promotion and I applaud wholeheartedly for what private sectors have done so …

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Ignorance, colonial legacy divide India and China: Amitav Ghosh


Indifference and ignorance plague India’s relations with China but that could change with increasing people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, Indian author Amitav Ghosh has said. Ghosh, whose acclaimed Ibis Trilogy novels focus on the East India Company-led opium trade between India and China, finds the unfamiliarity surprising. “What is …

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Musings of a Disenchanted & Hypercritical Citizen

ByPrabasi Nepali There are incidents and developments here and abroad which excite this ‘Prabasi Nepali’ (having lived in foreign parts more than in this native land) a great deal, but which (according to her/him) would require much further research and reading to comment at length. There is a plethora of …

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Prachanda: Doldrums


Newly ensconced prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, is definitely low key as compared to the profile he chose to adopt during his first term. He himself admits to learning from his mistakes. This is wise. But the fact is that ‘realpolitk’ compels him to take this stance. His party, …

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Sino-Indian rivalry: Alive and Well!


By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Despite reports of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China for a G-20 summit later this month and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s scheduled travel plans to India for a BRICS conclave in October, the bilateral relationship is hardly as smooth as silk. That is evident …

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China will get involved if India foments trouble in Balochistan


By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China will have “to get involved” if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan, an influential Chinese think tank has warned India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech is the …

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Is India heading toward alliance with US?

The US and India are expected to sign a logistics agreement which allows both sides access to each other’s military facilities for refueling and replenishment. Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar has departed on a visit to the US and will sign this historic pact with his US counterpart Ashton Carter. …

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Modi’s Independence Day boasting


By Eqbal Comments and analyses continue to pour-in about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day gaffe. The United States held out a categorical assurance to Pakistan that it did not support independence for Balochistan. State Department reiterated commitment to Pakistan’s territorial integrity and distanced itself from India’s effort to …

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