India challenged in Nepal’s politics

The India-guided so called 'political change' in domestic politics has landed this peaceful Himalayan nation into a hell: politically, socially, morally, economically, religiously, diplomatically, and in all aspects of a nation's life. Nepali politicians, working as puppets for India's interests, are now trapped into the growing conflicts of interests among

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Nepal Political Mess: It Hasn’t All Been Said Yet

By Maila Baje — However you slice it, the prevailing narrative about an Indian diplomatic triumph says more about the level of New Delhi’s thinking that about the geopolitical predilections of the man. An Indian kiss to the Maoist Centre and the Nepali Congress amid the tumultuous battle of perceptions

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A Red (Chinese) Herring In A Recalcitrant Republic?

By Maila Baje — What specific threats, if any, did the Chinese make to precipitate Dahal’s U-turn? Did they remind Nepal of its responsibilities as the last tributary to the Middle Kingdom? Did they reiterate Sun Yat-sen’s lament over how China had lost Nepal to imperialism? Did they invoke the

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Nepal Politics: Oh Those Garish Alien Growls

We did try to tame the Tibetans. The Chinese just kept asking us for more, without stopping to ponder their own role in aggravating the situation. By Maila Baje Oh those pesky foreigners. Can’t they just shut up, for a change? It’s been hard enough to ward off snarkiness of

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New Constitution: Failure of 12-Point Agreement

By Maila Baje — We need the new constitution to be promulgated soon to mark the official failure of the experiments spawned by the 12-Point Agreement. Against the multi-pronged attacks the notion of a ‘new’ Nepal has exposed itself to, the ‘old’ nation continues to acquire its own luster. Sure,

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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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The Royal Republic

By Maila Baje — So let’s get this straight. Former king Gyanendra, in his Democracy Day message, publicly exhorts the political leadership to earnestly fulfill the agreements they had reached with him before he restored parliament in April 2006. The political establishment is up in arms. But the fists are

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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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राजा र दलहरुबीच राजतन्त्र राख्‍ने सहमति भएकै हो : कमल थापा

अन्नपूर्ण पोष्ट — थापाले त्यसपछि दलहरुले राजासमक्ष लिखित प्रतिबद्धता ब्यक्त गरेको दावी गर्दै दल र दरबारबीच संवैधानिक राजतन्त्र र बहुदलीय प्रतिस्पर्धालाई राखेर संविधानसभाको निर्वाचन गर्ने सहमति भएको बताए। थापाले भने–'आन्दोलन सम्झौतामा टुङगिएको हो। राजाको शाही घोषणाले पुनस्थापना भएको प्रतिनिधिसभा स्वीकार्ने, माओवादीले पनि परोक्ष रुपमा त्यो सम्झौतालाई स्विकारेको हो। त्यो बेलामा

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Nepal: The Grand Game of Triangulation

By Maila Baje — In retrospect, the sudden influx of Maoists into Kathmandu Valley in the week before the Narayanhity Massacre made much more sense. The second constituent assembly elections finally produced the results that were supposed to have emerged in 2008. Notice how everything is running in reverse? Since

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