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The new Babel to India’s curse of personality worship

By Raja Murthy: FALSE pride recurs as a Tower of Babel curse of humanity, and the Indian government succumbed to this bane of Babel. Ignoring wisdom and protesting locals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the “world’s tallest” statue, ironically of Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.  It’s folly of the …

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International PEN Congress in India

By Prakash A.Raj: The annual congress of International PEN, a worldwide organization of writers was held in India for the first time in its century-old-history. It was held in the city of Pune, formerly known as Poona in the state of Maharastra. The motto of congress was “Freedom, Truth and …

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NC’s restructuring sans ideology

Inviting the Second Coming of King Mahendra BY BIHARI KRISHNA SHRESTHA Currently, NC happens to be caught in an unprecedented existential crisis. But this was foreseeable and therefore, also avoidable had the NC leadership wished so. When Sher Bahadur Deuba ascended the presidential throne following GP Koirala’s demise, the Congressites …

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Changing mood of the people

SHAMBHU RAM JOSHI A long queue of the Nepalese citizens including prominent figures of the country were present in front of the Nirmal Niwas, the private residence of former king Gyanendra Bikram Shah, was there to receive tika on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. It can be considered as the …

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Traffic Management in Kathmadu Valley : A Concept Paper

DR SHANTA BIR SINGH TULADHAR 1. Prologue Kathmandu Valley (KV) urban road traffic is in chaotic condition. Flow of traffic and pedestrians is very complicated, inconvenient, congested, and uncomfortable. Pedestrians are very unsafe. Elderly people, disabled people, children and ladies, and foreigners are not taken care of. Businesses are hampered. …

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Trump, don’t blow your own trumpet

BY DHANA CHANDRA SHRESTHA We all know the United States of America is the most powerful state in the world. It has a huge nuclear armament, it has a huge economy and it has a huge army. It is also true that many American soldiers have contributed greatly in fighting …

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Migrants are termites in democratic India

By M Roshan: DEMOCRACY is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. The meaning and practical implementations of real form of democracy has rewritten as …

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Brits, take care of your island nation first

By Khagen Shrestha: The name Great Britain already suggests how great this country was in the days gone by. From America to South America and many Asian nations, including India, it had all of them under control for a long, long time. But it is now a mere small country …

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