Nepal: So Near, Yet So Far – Analysis

By Ajit Kumar Singh As Nepal appeared to be in clutching distance of a permanent solution to its long-drawn conflict, it has been plunged, abruptly, deep into political catastrophe. With the major parties – Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M), Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), Nepali Congress (NC)

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Nepal is heading towards chaos

By Deepak Gajurel As Nepal is a-few hour away from promulgating a ‘new constitution,’ indicators are that this land of Buddha and Pashupatinath is heading towards a renewed violence, probably to an extreme, beyond anybody’s imagination. The political parties are a complete failure. They themselves have created this mess which

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खरानीका निम्ति घर जलाउँदै प्रचण्ड

देवप्रकाश त्रिपाठी मानिसको शरीरमा अविच्छिन्न अन्योन्याश्रित कुनै अङ्गले निहुँ खोज्न थाल्यो भने के होला ? सुरुमा त शरीरले दुःख पाउला तर कालान्तरमा निहुँ खोज्ने अङ्गले पनि त्यसको स्वाभाविक दण्ड पाउने निश्चित हुन्छ । शरीरमा नाक, कान, आँखा, हात, गोडा आदि जे–जति अङ्ग छन् ती सबैको समुच्च रूप मानिस हो ।

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Nepal: India hell bent on weakening Nepali territorial integrity and sovereignty

Rajkumar Siwakoti, Advocate (Courtesy: Telegraphnepal.com) Rajkumar Siwakoti, originally hails from Morang district of eastern Nepal, and is a social activist. Now in Kathmandu, Siwakoti has completed Bachelors in Law (BL) and also has received Masters Degree in Social Anthropology from Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu. He is one of the general members

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A Week in Delhi

By Dipak Gyawali I spent all of last week in Delhi as honorary Mekong citizen helping bring together for the first time ever colleagues of the Mekong and the Ganga to discuss experiences in water management and regional cooperation. It also became a good opportunity for me to meet old

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Should India Fear China’s Navy?

By Iskander Rehman One of the more enduring aspects of Indian strategic culture is a strong sense of maritime embattlement. Shortly after independence, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru famously attributed India’s past woes at the hands of predatory colonial powers to its maritime weaknesses. During the Cold War, Indian strategists would fret

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Using NGOs to coerce nations

By Sandhya Jain Non-Western nations have long known that non-governmental organizations, ostensibly set up to provide humanitarian services to citizens in their respective countries, such as against police or other public authorities, fighting poverty or environmental degradation, are funded by foreign regimes to serve their agendas. They are in that

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