Sunday , February 17 2019
Home / Commentary (page 44)

Commentary

How to swap horses midstream (and not)

By Maila Baje Having overseen the first round of our high-profile local elections, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is all set to hand over the premiership to SherBahadurDeuba this week. Our Maoist chief says he is bound by a power-sharing deal he struck with the Nepali Congress president last …

Read More »

Future of RPP

By PR Pradhan Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) is a party having nationwide network. The two political parties RPP and RPPN, after unification, had emerged as the fourth force in the present parliament. Many well-wishers had expected that in the present local elections, RPP would emerge as the third force. Contrary …

Read More »

Nepal-India ‘Sameness’

By P. Kharel There are some sections in Nepal and India withexaggerated emphasis that the two countries share “sameness” in numerous respects, including the “roti aurbeti” (bread and daughter) ties. Culture, language and religionform part of this “sameness” between the two contiguous neighbours. In many ways, indeed, these are established …

Read More »

Adore or abhor, it’s OBOR

By Maila Baje Nepal’s decision to join China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative seems to have elated China to such an extent that Beijing has begun flashing its Nepal card. China has been quite candidly apprehensive of our commitment to a new bilateral partnership and had all but set …

Read More »

North Korea Defies Major Powers

By Prabasi Nepali Random Thoughts on Nepal’s Local Polls The huge voting sheet was a sure indication that the election commission considers us a nation of uneducated bumpkins (although the literacy rate is over 70 percent!). The reason: the voting sheet did not mention the names of the candidates and …

Read More »

Foreign Policy: Out of Step

By P. Kharel Will the 16-member Foreign Policy Review Task Force, formed in April, produce within the mandated time of four months a report that brings about qualitative changes in the days ahead?It all depends on how clear and specific the report will be and, more importantly, how the governments …

Read More »

Thank you, Ms. Pelosi, but…

By Maila Baje Terms like resignation, impeachment and restoration are swirling around us and yet the United States believes it can take a leaf from Nepal’s constitution. Since it’s former US House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi who made that remark in Kathmandu the other day, you can take it …

Read More »

Yes, this is “loktantra”

By PR Pradhan The impeachment motion against Supreme Court Chief Justice Sushila Karki and the Supreme Court verdict against the impeachment motion and reinstatement of CJ Karki demonstrate a serious battle between the executive and judiciary, which is quite unfortunate. These two events can be taken as evidence that the …

Read More »

Non-glorious Organs of Society

By P. Kharel In Nepal, INGOs and their minions among NGOs script for everything peopleshould do!Although their declared purpose is to serve the needy, many of them work as intruders, overstaying their welcome and operating with far less transparency than what they recommend the local institutions and people. Identity and …

Read More »