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Dreaming up others’ dreams

BY MAILA BAJE Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is consumed with purveying dreams these days – except they are not his own. At one public function, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) vowed to fulfill the dream of the late strongman of the Nepali Congress, Girija …

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Abundant gratitude, in life and death

By Maila Baje In death, Kirti Nidhi Bista has been appropriately eulogized for his indefatigable defense of the nation’s interests and for his spotless persona as a public figure. Bista’s first term as premier (1969-1970) is remembered for his decision to remove Indian military checkposts and liaison office as part …

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A spectacle worth seeing

By Maila Baje If you are still struggling to recover from the sheer suddenness of the leftist alliance forged over Dasain, the spectacle across the political spectrum since should help to cheer you up. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has advised the Nepali Congress to …

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Finding a place between haughtiness and hopelessness

By Maila Baje Maoist Center chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s taunts and gibes to the Nepali Congress seem to be troubling quite a few prominent members of our senior ruling party. The leftist alliance so suddenly sprung upon the nation amid the Dasain festivities has given an opportunity to the Nepali …

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The ins and outs of it, here and there

By Maila Baje Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and his Naya Shakti barely lasted a week in the new left alliance. If anything, that record gives some respectability to Pashupati Shamsher Rana’s desire to reunite his faction of the Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) with Kamal Thapa’s group, merely two months after breaking …

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But how real is our new reality?

By Maila Baje In retrospect, that Dasain picture spoke a thousand and one words. Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ observed tika festivities after a hiatus of 22 years but left it to son, Prakash, to publicize the affair via social media. Our estimation, before the …

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Between self-congratulation and smugness

By Maila Baje The Dashain-Tihar interregnum will no doubt produce sustained streams of self-congratulation over the positivity powering the national psyche in the aftermath of the staggered local elections. The three-phase polling for village and municipal entities, conducted by two governments representing the same ruling coalition, was a significant achievement. …

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Don’t let them make you feel small, Comrade

By Maila Baje Revolutionary Maoist chairman Mohan Baidya has firmly ruled out the possibility of his party’s merger with the once-formidable mother party, citing lack of ideological affinity with its supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Baidya seemed too indignant to stop there. “Let Dahal and his Maoist Centre merge with the …

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Some things seem like they are just made to last

By Maila Baje The fell as scattered across the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) factions just can’t stop twirling to their own tunes. Here we have the Chinese doubting the depth of our commitment to the Belt and Road Initiative and the Indians deliberating how far we have slipped out of …

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Sell-out or buy-in?

By Maila Baje Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba probably expected the ‘sell-out’ slur well before he delivered his constitutional amendment assurance at the joint news conference with his host, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi the other day. If not the constitution, our premier’s critics would have found something else to …

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