Birgunj Statue Demolition: It’s Understandable

By Maila Baje — In all honesty, I can’t say it doesn’t hurt. But it wasn’t entirely unexpected. The mob that demolished my statue at Birgunj may or may not be representative of the popular mood. But it certainly had a different notion of history and accountability. I used to

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A Polity Owned by Puppets, Guided by Aliens

By Deepak Gajurel — A quarter of Nepalis accuse India of interfering in Nepal's internal affairs which Indians repeatedly deny. Nay, our southern good neighbor is not doing that! Rather Nepali politicians are to be blamed for dragging in foreign powers as their masters. A cursory review of the past

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Agreement between then King, political leaders

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan — After the Democracy Day message by the former King last Thursday, a new debate has taken place in intellectual as well as political groupings. Former King Gyanendra had asked the political parties to implement the understanding and agreement endorsed between him and the political leaders.

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माघ ८ पछि संविधानसभा स्वीकार्य हुनेछैन

युवराज घिमिरे — अहिले संविधान लेखन र शान्ति प्रक्रियाको अनिश्चितताका लागि त्यो नागरिक समाजको द्वैध चरित्र जिम्मेवार छ केही हदसम्म। कुनै पनि हालतमा माघ ८ उता संविधानसभाको अस्तित्व जनताले स्विकार्ने छैनन्, जस्तोसुकै र जसरी भए पनि संविधान ल्याइएको अवस्थामा या कुनै जवाफदेहीबिना अर्को म्याद तोकिएको अवस्थामा। 'जनसेना' नभएको भए हामीलाई

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Nepal’s Peace Process: Two Frantic Letters

A look back at the beginning, on how the UN got involved in Nepal’s peace process By Suresh C Chalise Girija Prasad Koirala, Prime Minister of the 2006 Interim Government, already had it in his circumspect roadmap that the United Nations must be involved as a witness during Nepal’s peace

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