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Postponed 19th SAARC Summit: The missed opportunity

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By Mazhar Javed So the 19th SAARC Summit which was slated five weeks from now in Islamabad stands postponed. If the meeting had been allowed to proceed as scheduled, it would have certainly moved things in the direction of regional integration among a quarter of world’s population. For the host …

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By Prabasi Nepali SAARC Summit Cancelled As a result of the armed confrontation on the de facto Indo-Pakistani border in Kashmir, India first unilaterally withdrew its participation in the 19th SAARC Summit scheduled for November 9-10 in Islamabad. In India’s opinion, in view of increasing cross-border ‘terrorist’ attacks in the …

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Kathmandu can serve as a bridge between China and South Asia

By Liu Zongyi Newly elected Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, made India his first port of call earlier this month. The four-day trip was his first since taking office. This visit was a point of discussion among the world’s media, with some being surprised that …

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On War, Threats of War & War of Words

By Prabasi Nepali Nepal’s Constitution par excellence The first anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution was marked by a special celebration in the UN headquarters in New York last Saturday. Addressing the distinguished gathering of foreign ministers and diplomats from around the globe, foreign minister PrakashSharanMahat claimed that the …

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Indra Jatra, Kumari and King Prithvi

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By Dirgha Raj Prasai The glorious Indra Jatra, this year, is being celebrated enthusiastically in Kathmandu on Bhadra 30th 2073 BS (15th Sep.2016). On Bhadra 1825 BS, the golden day of Indra Jatra, King Prithvi Narayan Shah concurred greater Nepal and sat on the royal throne at Hanuman Dhoka with …

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By Prabasi Nepali Neighbours India’s Water Wars This month, two states (and their inhabitants) of the Indian Union, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in the south were at daggers drawn regarding the sharing of the waters of the Kaveri river. This has its headwaters in the Western Ghats (Karnataka) and flows …

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Restore monarchy for nation’s prosperity

By Divya Singh Rathore Ottobon Bismark, Chancellor of Germany one of the greatest political realist in the modern political world, unified Germany and made it one of greatest nation of the world. His patriotism is unparalleled. Veteran American professor John Williams described him as one of the greatest icons of …

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By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Garbage The government, civil society and the public at large are neglecting the nexus between open garbage on the streets and the possibility of spreading disease and epidemics. The people in general take it as their god-given right to haphazardly throw their household rubbish at the …

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Tourism development: A political miscalculation

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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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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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