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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The Karan-Saran Conundrum

By Maila Baje — For long, India profited from a diabolic game of playing on all sides and retaining enough plausible deniability to step in as the redeemer. It can no longer afford that luxury. Perhaps the promulgation of the new Constitution – complete with its infirmities and flaws –

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Reverse the Past Anti-Nation Activities

By Deepak Gajurel — Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman the other day publicly said 'if consensus is not reached soon, the coming days are dangerous.' 'Nepal is heading towards another conflict', if our demands are not met, thundered the top opposition coalition boss. Similar lines of prediction or sort are being

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Nepal Politics: A Circus by Indian Stooges

By Shashi P.B.B. Malla — Baburam Bhattarai’s recent visit to New Delhi has brought various truths to the foreground. He was known to have a soft heart for Indian interests and now he has proved it again. To put pressure on the ruling coalition to promote ‘consensus politics’ in the

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विदेशी कठपुतलीको कब्जामा नेपाली राजनीति

दीपक गजुरेल — प्रमुख दलहरू ‘सहमति’ को प्रयाशमा फेरि जुट्ने भए। डेढ महिना पानी बाराबार गरेर ‘सहमतिमै संविधान बनाउने’ प्रतिवद्धता एकपटक पुनः व्यक्त गरेका छन् नेताहरूले। सहमति गरेर, सबैलाई समेटेर, सम्पूर्ण नेपालीलाई चित्त बुझाएर, समावेसी नयाँ नेपाल बनाउने दावी गरिराखेका नेपाली लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्रवादी दल र तिनका नेताहरू आफैँले केही गरिराखेका

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माओवादी, भारत र दक्षिण एसिया

केशवप्रसाद भट्टराई — राजा ज्ञानेन्द्रको राजनीतिक निर्णय सही वा गलत भएर होइन, भारतले आफ्नो दीर्घकालीन रणनीतिक लक्ष्यअनुरूप नै प्रचण्ड र बाबुरामलाई हतियार बनाएर नेपालबाट राजसंस्था हटाएको हो। समग्र राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा संयन्त्र भत्काएर आफ्ना लागि सत्ता र शक्तिको जोहो गर्दै आएका एमाओवादी अध्यक्ष पुष्पकमल दाहालले आफू असुरक्षित रहेकोले राजा वीरेन्द्र र

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भारतको असफल नेपाल नीति

युवराज घिमिरे — शान्ति प्रक्रिया र यो शैलीमा संविधान लेखन अनि परिवर्तनका एजेन्डाको 'रचयिता' भारत रहिआएको छ। तर ऊ असफल भइसकेको छ। नेपाली राजनीति र संविधान निर्माण गतिविधिमा मुख्यतया बाह्रबुँदेपछिको भारत निर्णायक हस्तक्षेपकारी शक्तिका रूपमा देखा पर्दै आएको हो। तत्कालीन भारतीय विदेश सचिव श्याम शरणको अगुवाइमा भएको छबुँदे, त्यसबाट निर्देशित

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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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