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Northwards Ahoy

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

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?

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

“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?

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!!!

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

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

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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Thumbprint Democracy

The last time the king was constitutional in this currently republican Nepal was when the 1990 constitution prevailed in the country. There is obviously an anomaly when the king is publicly recognized as such by a section of the official population in the neighborhood. This surely has to do with …

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Only the obvious

How Nepal’s flirtation with secularism has defeated the very purpose of secularism is evinced from the official blackout of recent events which are religious but officially treated as political or else they would not have deserved to be blacked out. For the current political establishment, the religious observation in Jagannathpuri, …

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