Right? Wrong? It Depends

By Maila Baje — Didn’t Oli’s old party – the MaLe – send legislators to the partyless assembly with the express purpose of exposing the inequities of the palace-led Panchayat system? Didn’t Oli’s current party – the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist – come out in critical support of the

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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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Nepal: Failure and Deceit Again

By Yubaraj Ghimire — The history of failure and deceit was repeated for the fifth time in as many years. That, precisely, is the stumbling block. The Maoists, despite being relegated to third place, and the Madhesi groups losing miserably, want to dictate the regional agenda. Moreover, of over 40

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Nepal: Deconstructing Hagiography, Rescuing History

By Dipak Gyawali — Of the three imported and imposed framings of a New Nepal – federalism, secularism and republicanism – the first led to the collapse of CA1 and continues to tie CA2 into an unsolvable Gordian Knot. The second too has come under serious challenge in recent months,

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Foreign powers instigating Religious war in Nepal: NC leader

By Telegraphnepal The Nepali Congress Leader and coordinator of the ‘Sanatan Hindu Rastra Revival Committee’ declared at a gathering in Kathmandu, November 6, 2014 that the country is being pushed to ‘Religious War’ and also alleged that Unified Maoists Chairman Pushpa Kamal demanding federal states based on ethnicity is conspiring

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