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Rethink

Nepali political analysts are near obsessively locating Nepali politics at center stage of global strategy. The fact is otherwise. It is at the peripheries of the centers of the fast paced global strategies being evolved by major powers. For global strategists to take upon themselves the roles of the center …

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Awaiting Tangibles

While the political mainstream and its media partners are all out to convince the people that the elections to the federal and national legislatures will take place as scheduled, the people are resigned to the fact; this time too, there is a catch. When the Election Commission belatedly bows down …

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Spoken Like A King

It was hardly a speech. It was a carefully worded summarization of Nepali politics made live to a section of the media covering the former king’s Bhai Tika ceremonies at his only surviving sister’s, the rest having been swept away by the royal massacre. It is enough that the former …

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The Slide

When King Birendra gave his first public interview after the restoration of the multiparty system here, the uproar of protests from the political establishment had to be quelled by the stature of Ganeshman Singh and Krishna Prasad Bhattarai who asserted that right for the constitutional monarch. There were none however …

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Happy Dasain!

All the Nepalis within the country or abroad are now in a festive mood as their greatest festival, Bada Dasain has already started. According to the Hindu mythology, Goddess Durga had eliminated all the evil forces ensuring victory of truth. Celebration of Bada Dasain festival is thus based on people’s …

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The Constitution

The government observed the third anniversary of the promulgation of the new constitution on Tuesday by announcing a national holiday and a formal function was held at the Nepal Army Pavilion. However, there was lack of enthusiasm among the leaders and also the people nationwide for receiving the new constitution. …

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Not Delusional

Take the example of a known Nepali intellectual who decided to curry favor from the newly emergent Nepali Congress by blasting king Birendra’s pet New Education System plan as politically compromising. It did not matter that the plan itself was scuttled politically in course of the referendum a decade earlier. …

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Chinese Concern

DPM and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara is presently in Beijing. His visit, according to the Foreign Ministry sources, is to assure China on Nepal’s eagerness on the implementation of BRI. After signing on the MoU on OBOR initiative and attending the OBOR meeting in Beijing, any further progress has …

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Deuba Trip

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s New Delhi trip begun Wednesday is unique in its treatment in our mainstream media. A section would make it the butt of jokes satirizing the routine pilgrimage of the newly incumbent for homage and patronage. Another would rather express reservations as to what more compromises …

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Disaster Prone

The cost in lives and property due to last week’s heavy rains has caught the country unprepared once again. The media which competes to disseminate the coverage on the disaster spews both the unforeseen extents of the disaster and the rampant ineptness of the relief measures. Little is mentioned of …

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