The New Constitution: Dead on Arrival?

By Maila Baje — The Chinese, of course, could afford to be happier about the outcome because it’s not their porch that’s smoldering. The drivers of the promised change are in full control. They can no longer blame the palace for subverting a people’s quest for full sovereignty. Much has

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Nepal: To be secular or not to be

By Yubaraj Ghimire — The demand for the restoration of Nepal’s Hindu status is gaining ground. Not only the UML but also the Nepali Congress (NC), which heads the coalition with the former, is vertically split on the issue. Religion and caste/ ethnicity have emerged as the major issues and

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Nepal: Caught Between Anticipation And Indifference

By Maila Baje — Investing consideration and cash in all key parties means Beijing would not have to suffer the indignities of 2006 all over again. (Remember how they had to beg, scream, kick and cajole to let their ambassador become the first top foreign diplomat not to present his/her

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