अन्तरिम स्थानीय सरकार !

कान्तिपुर दैनिक (२७, फाल्गुन २०७०) बाट

अमेरिकी विज्ञ स्व. एलिनर अस्ट्रमको सन् २००९ अर्थशास्त्र नोबल पुरस्कारको आधार नेपालको स्थानीयतामा आधारित अर्थतन्त्रको अध्ययन थियो । हिमाली मध्यपहाडका समुदायको प्राकृतिक स्रोत व्यवस्थापनमा जुन सामुदायिक सहभागिता देखिन्छ, त्यो विश्वमै उत्कृष्ट छ, उनको बुझाइ थियो । त्यो परम्परागत क्षमतालाई आधुनिक युगमा झल्काउने गरी स्थानीय स्वायत्त शासन ऐन-२०५५ पारित भयो, . . . → Read More: अन्तरिम स्थानीय सरकार !

The Aaastam Declaration 2014

(Released by concerned citizens in relation to the current political and social transition.)

The first Constituent Assembly came to an unsuccessful conclusion amidst numerous uncertainties and distancing between the political parties. Amidst the existing political vacuum and transitional ambiguities, for a second time, elections were held for the Constituent Assembly in November 2013. . . . → Read More: The Aaastam Declaration 2014

The men in the ministry

From The Kathmandu Post (28 February, 2014)

Koirala cabinet is unrepresentative in terms of available capacities but it must still deliver on critical areas

The relief that Prime Minister Sushil Koirala was at last able to put together a Cabinet was dampened somewhat by the fact that it was inclusivity-challenged. One does not want ceremonial . . . → Read More: The men in the ministry

The inevitability of South Asia

From The Hindu (27 February, 2014)

While the term South Asia is now commonly accepted, we are nowhere near implementing regionalism on the ground

Using the name of historical India to serve for that of the independent nation state was a monumental decision whose reverberations continue six decades after the British departed the Subcontinent. While . . . → Read More: The inevitability of South Asia

कांग्रेस-एमालेकै मिलिजुली सरकार

कान्तिपुर दैनिक (०७ फागुन, २०७०) बाट

मंसिर ४ मा आम नागरिकले मुलुकलाई झन्डै २ दशकको घातक अन्योललाई अन्त्य गर्न र राजनीतिक सामान्यीकरणका लागि मत हालेका थिए । नेपाली कांग्रेस र नेकपा -एमाले) लाई सालाखाला समानान्तर शक्ति बनाएर सदनमा पठायो- राजकाज चलाउन र लोकतान्त्रिक संविधान बनाउन ।

‘पहिलो गाँसमै ढुंगा’ उक्तिले अनायास उत्पन्न राजनीतिक संकटलाई पर्याप्त . . . → Read More: कांग्रेस-एमालेकै मिलिजुली सरकार

More a cradle than a refuge

From The Kathmandu Post (14 February, 2014)

A linguist’s views on the prehistoric habitation of the Himalaya and the Nepali language need discussion

A reader responded to this writer’s last column (‘Country on Auto-Pilot’, January 31, Page 6) suggesting that it was delusional, with the optimism on national prospects following the November 19 elections completely . . . → Read More: More a cradle than a refuge

Country on autopilot

From The Kathmandu Post (31 January, 2014)

Nepal is transforming as we speak, at breakneck speed. The century of stasis under the Rana regime, the retarded acceleration of the three-decades of Panchayat, all that was to have ended with the emergence of open society in 1990. Instead, we were dragged back towards feudocracy. Thankfully, that . . . → Read More: Country on autopilot

Four Fasting Citizens: Satyagraha & the Cul-de-sac of Accountability

From facebook.com/kanak.m.dixit (21 January, 2014), Edited version

The four individuals on fast-unto-death in Nepal are reacting to the cul-de-sac of accountability the polity finds itself in, responding with self-sacrifice as the only way they think will be effective.

There are four individuals on fast-unto-death in Nepal today, even as the politicians put in responsible places . . . → Read More: Four Fasting Citizens: Satyagraha & the Cul-de-sac of Accountability

Job security in the Gulf

From The Kathmandu Post (17 January, 2014)

A confident democracy should have the resourcefulness to speak to the Gulf countries, to try raise job security and income levels of Nepali migrant workers.

For a country whose economy has been gnawed by nearly two decades of political violence and uncertainty, Nepal has got a bonanza in . . . → Read More: Job security in the Gulf

Nepal and the Age of Accountability

From The Kathmandu Post (03 January, 2014)

The parties are wrong if they think they can get away without seeing justice done on the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikary

Gangamaya and Nanda Prasad Adhikary are in the 72nd day of their fast and they survive with the doctors having placed a sub-clavical tube to pass . . . → Read More: Nepal and the Age of Accountability