Nepal Political Quagmire: India Must Tell the Truth

By Yubaraj Ghimire — Nepal has missed the deadline to deliver a constitution four times since May 2010. It is nothing new. But the difference this time is the political leadership’s inability to promptly announce the next date, without owning accountability for the failure. Unlike in the past, politics today

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When Expediency Collides With Propriety

By Maila Baje — Rumbles of realignment on the right and the left have instilled some specificity in the latest response of former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal to ex-king Gyanendra Shah’s allusion of a behind-the-scenes political deal in April 2006. The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) leader and

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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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Nepal Towards A New Full-Fledged Conflict?

By Shashi Tharoor — Away from the glare of global headlines, Nepal is grappling with a constitutional crisis that could once again propel the tourist mecca, sensitively situated between India and China, into full-fledged conflict. From 1996 to 2006, Nepal was wracked by a brutal civil war that pitted a

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Pertinent Questions On The ‘Secret’ Agreement

By Maila Baje — Days after former king Gyanendra resurrected the ‘agreement’ in his Democracy Day message to the nation, all heads are still firmly turned to Madhav Kumar Nepal. The second-ranking leader of the erstwhile Seven Party Alliance (SPA) has denied the existence of any such agreement in writing

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