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Prophesying

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As the budget session of the federal parliament dawns, us Nepalis cannot but reflect on how expensive Nepali republicanism has proven. We cannot also but fume over the mystery over how Nepali democracy dragged the country into republicanism. In hindsight, more and more of the population are re-educating themselves over …

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What Paradigms?

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The past thirty years of India tilted Nepal policies will need both Nepal and India to correct. This would be as difficult for India at this micro-managed stage of Nepali fruition as it would be for K.P.Oli who is very much also a product of that micro-management. As much as …

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Northwards Ahoy

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As the establishment would have it, Prime Minister K.P. Oli, has done it. His bristles, exacerbated by the unilateral Indian blockade, have been soothed by his Indian counterparts who have come to terms with his emergence as, as one Indian wise guys would want to term it, ‘more powerful than …

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Oli’s Follies

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Now that Prime Minister K. P. Oli has paid his ritualistic pilgrimage to New Delhi, eyes will habitually turn to his forthcoming trip to Beijing. Oli wisely announced beforehand that there would be nothing new from the south this round. What should be gleaned, though, is that the Indian media …

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What World View?

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Fast evolving international environs have analysts desperately pouring over the significance of day to day developments. A remarkable dissimilarity applied to the Nepali case is the virtual absence of predictions based on the actions of domestic actors who, in other countries are the prime movers of change. This is enough …

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Method in Madness

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“Mr. Gorbachev, you teared down this wall” was Ronald Reagan’s congratulatory signal to the world that the Cold War had ended. The fall of the Soviet Empire was not, however, complete until the Russian leader was denied precious loans and food-aid following the rigors the Russian people were subjected to …

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Loosing Nepali Identity?

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There is no doubt that the new constitution was drafted by the political leaders under the instruction of the foreign powers, specially, by those who are campaigning for Christianity in Nepal. Already, it has been proved that this constitution and governance mechanism is not going to benefit the nation and …

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Two Thirds!!!

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Nepali Communists had questionable credentials by time of the 1980 referendum (Maaley, Masaaley and Mandaleys are all the same according to Girija Koirala) ranged as they were from the right (Keshar Jung Raimajhi) to extreme Naxalites. By time of the people’s movement for the restoration of multi Party democracy they …

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The Crunch

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Contrary to political claims the national crisis has not abated. Indeed, as the problems mount, it will be exacerbated. It is good politics to try and sweep this under the carpet by allocating this to the tumultuous change in the political system. The problem is that it is the system …

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Indian Corrections

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So much of rhetoric emanating from across the border on the failure of Indian foreign policy vis a vis China is centered around Nepal. This is ironic. In the first place this criticism emanates largely from the Indian Congress which seeded and nurtured India’s traditional foreign policy carried over as …

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