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Debacle of ANFA

By D.M. Thapa There was a time when the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) had no money. One friend told me how he and the coach of the national team had to wait till eleven in the nigh and virtually beg to an official before they got the money due …

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Leave politics behind

By D.M. Thapa I AM not EXACTLY A JOURNALIST, THOUGH I WRITE FOR DIFFERENT PAPERS, BUT I HAVE SEEN JOURNALISTS AT CLOSE QUARTERS FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. The leadership in the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) looked with interest the election for a new leader of this organizarion which …

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What is a foreign trip for?

By D.M. Thapa As is the tradition of newly appointed prime ministers of Nepal going first to India, our newly elected prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is also making such a sojourn and holding on to tradition. After all, Nepal is a traditional country and it would be a sin …

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Learning to learn loktantra

By D.M. Thapa Now we are living in the age of loktantra. I still don’t know the exact meaning of this word, like many other people and even leaders themselves. It must be a word coined by our leaders copying the Indians, a Nepali Congress journalist told me. I was …

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Dancing to foreign tunes

By D.M. Thapa The politicians here seem to be really wily, if not by themselves then by the tutoring of their foreign bosses. Now they have been able to alert the attention of the majority of the population through the election they will hold. There are many problems that the …

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Don’t be puppets of parties or foreigners

By Yug Bahadur I have been in the media sector for a long, long time, more time than I care to remember. Initially I started with some small weekly newspapers then gradually I joined bigger organizations and sometimes I was so busy I had to edit five newspapers per week. …

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Corruption at its height

By D.M.Thapa There is no doubt times have changed a lot in Nepal. Some good things have happened, but comparatively more bad things are happening. Good things like democracy, though a chaotic one, has been established, there is a free market economy, banking facilities have reached far corners of the …

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Land Mafias must be crushed

By D.M.Thapa Kathmandu used to be a peaceful place. The other parts of Nepal were more peaceful. But times have changed, land has become very dear even in remote villages, in Kathmandu it has become the best thing any person can own. As all facilities including the country’s only international …

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Why the hurry?

By D.M. Thapa We have heard it more than thousands of times leaders of political parties saying it is impossible to hold any form of election during the monsoon period, specially the month of Asar (mid June and July), because the majority of the people will be engaged in planting …

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