Home / Political News / Editorial (page 3)

Editorial

What’s the Fuss?

It’s as if Nepali society is only now aware of the fact that Nepal has shrunk to a donor driven state where even religious organizations and INGOs can drive parliament and government into backing their programs internationally. Much ado about the Nepal government and its connections with Moonies at the …

Read More »

White Wash

Much less than a decade after the restoration of the 1990 multi-party system in the country an American ambassador who oversaw the change here expressed her dissatisfaction at the course of things in a political science journal with the comment that only one of the total number of cabinet ministers …

Read More »

Reminiscences

Congress stalwart Subarna Shumshere rescinded his armed revolt against king Mahendra’s 1960 ‘coup’ and launched his first ‘national reconciliation’ campaign which saw more political participants into Mahendra’s panchayat system. An outcry among the original grass roots for proper evaluation of workers who felt superseded by the new entrants prompted Mahendra’s …

Read More »

Trump Trumping

It is good to have Donald Trump around as president of the United States of America. At least he calls a spade a spade as he sees it. So now us supposedly fledgling democracies are made aware that the American electoral system can be influenced by the Chinese and the …

Read More »

With Anticipations

When the Indian media now tells the world that neighboring Bhutan may be afforded the concession of dealing separately with China as a bi-product of the elections held in that India-controlled neighbor and allots the change to the direct Xi-Modi talks, the silence in the usually vociferous Nepali political sector …

Read More »

Dasain is Here

Dasain comes with a bang this year with the near consensual realization that the nation has been set adrift by a system that has lost control of any vestige of government. The most expensive festival system in history is hardly explained away by the falling of Nepali rupee value and …

Read More »

We the People

One Democratic senator in the U.S. senatorial discussions on the appointment of a critical supreme court justice last week was heard reminding the bipartisan panel that the U.S. constitution began with ‘We the people…’ and not ‘We the parties…’. The at times suicidal partisan politics of Nepal where even the …

Read More »

It’s Us, Not Them

Somewhat disconcerting is the fact that Nepal-India relations should be so low at the popular level here when every other analyst and commentator is dissecting current Nepali politics. This is especially so when Nepali policy is juxtaposed with India’s Nepal policy. Its concurrent impact on the increasing dependence on India …

Read More »

Nothing Wrong!

‘For forms of government let fools contest. Whatever administered best is best is best.’ Alexander Pope must have been living in tumultuous English times in the turn of seventeenth century England when his poetic skills of one of the most quoted poet in England was poured on the systemic struggles …

Read More »

Political Games Abroad

If a senior KGB functionary could eventuality recall in his memoirs that India suited the local for his hunt for a possible CIA recruit since that country had ripe politicians to offer their services (one even an ultimate prime minister), the case with Nepal and Nepali politicians would seem surely …

Read More »