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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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Baburam Bhattarai: Myth of intellectual elitism

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By Bhrikuti Niroula When I see and hear Baburam Bhattarai, I have trouble understanding the meaning of ‘intellectual elitist’ that he thinks he is due to his self-touted academic credentials. What an intellectual person should look and act like? Wise, broad-minded, forward-looking, empathetic, humble, brave, honest, well-mannered, self-disciplined, visionary etc.; …

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Dahal as the PM

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By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan Oli Resigns: On the 25th of July, moments before the voting of the No confidence motion in the Assembly, Oli tendered his resignation.  The President had given a week’s time to the parties to decide on the future Prime Minister. Oli was bitter.  He had reasons …

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Media in the mediation of social cleavages

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By Dev Raj Dahal Introduction Nepali media have played important roles in political education, democratic movement and peace process through the resonance of sound, image and text. They had led a number of practical rescue missions when citizens were trapped by conflict and earthquake. The constitutional responsibility of the media …

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Building the successor generation of women in leadership

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BY DEV RAJ DAHAL Introduction Awareness about gender equality is blowing the winds of change, overturning the historical status quo, shattering the grisly gender myths and reshaping women-sensitive policies. The rebellious generation of women has revealed multiple narratives about their experience of freedom, work and recognition. With determination, you can …

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Seminar: Shifting bureaucratic culture in Nepal

Govinda Chaulagai Chairman Federation of Nepalese Journalists Journalist, Kathmandu and member of Nepal Press Council There is a solid gathering of prominent journalist in this programme to discuss on the topic and I believe that the prominent personalities of this journalism field should sit down together and discuss the issues …

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