Straight Talk About Self-Image And Identity

By Maila Baje — The Indians seem divided over the import of and implications from Oli’s Chinese sojourn. His party rivals, too, have chosen to moderate their positions vis-à-vis the premier. Former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, who until a week ago was moping over the monopoly Oli was wielding

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नयाँ संविधानले जन्माएका आशा र आशंका

युवराज घिमिरे — अहिले व्यवस्थापन या संस्थापनभित्रको हरेक महत्वपूर्ण व्यक्ति फरक मत राख्दा 'ब्ल्याकमेल' को सिकार भएको अनुभूति गर्दैछ। त्यो डरमा महत्वपूर्ण पद र भूमिकामा रहेकाहरूले समेत सत्य बोल्न नसक्ने तथा राष्ट्रहितमा र पदीय दायित्वअनुरूप आफूलाई अभिव्यक्त गर्न नसक्ने परिस्थिति छ। जनादेशको भन्दा विदेशी शक्तिहरूबाट सञ्चालित हुँदै आएका राजनीतिक पात्रहरूबाट

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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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हिन्दुराष्ट्र, गैरहिन्दुलाई पनि आवश्यक

ध्रुवहरि अधिकारी — जसरी राष्ट्रपति ओबामाले इसाई धर्मग्रन्थ बाइबलमा हात राखी शपथ लिंदैमा अमेरिकामा बस्ने अन्य धर्मावलम्बीको अधिकार कुण्ठित भएको छैन त्यसैगरी नेपाल हिन्दुराष्ट्र/राजतन्त्र रहँदा अन्य धर्मका अनुयायीको हक-भोग खोसिएको थिएन। अहिले पनि संविधानको प्रस्तावनामा 'हिन्दुराष्ट्र' लेखिंदैमा त्यो हक हरण हुने होइन। यथार्थमा संरक्षित रहन्छ । लाटा-सोझा नेपालीलाई ललाई-फकाई, आर्थिक

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Nepali Maoists Protégé: Int’l Community

By Maila Baje — All in all, within his first 100 days in office, Dahal had met with the leaders of China, India and the United States, the three principal drivers of the country’s destiny. Civil society leaders sung paeans to the purity of the Maoists’ pursuit of violence in

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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 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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