Tread Carefully

From The Nepali Times (20-26 May, 2016)

The Nepal Government must consider sending a high-level special envoy to New Delhi

It has all too quickly become a truism to say that Nepal-India relations have never been this bad. There is an enormous load of humanitarian vulnerability and economic distress that this reality represents, added what . . . → Read More: Tread Carefully

North by Northeast


From The Hindu (19 May, 2016) Nepal’s opening up to China should compel India to rethink its geostrategic doctrine about the Himalayan range. Leaving Nepal free to develop its international outreach would be an enlightened starting point.

The Himalaya is no longer the barrier New Delhi strategists have long regarded it as, and there . . . → Read More: North by Northeast

Why Lok Man Singh is out of line

From Setopati: Nepal’s Digital Newspaper (07 May, 2016)

“My position on the Supreme Court order, Sajha Yatayat’s legal personality, CIAA’s activities, and on the matter of private property.” Following the Supreme Court’s decision of 2 May 2016 to release me from the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority’s (CIAA) detention that began on . . . → Read More: Why Lok Man Singh is out of line

अख्तियारको कारबाहीबारे मेरो भन्नु

अख्तियारको कारबाहीबारे मेरो भन्नु (सेतोपाटीः नेपालको डिजिटल पत्रिका), र, ‘यसकारण प्रतिशोध हो, अख्तियारको कारवाही’ ( २४ वैशाख, २०७३ बाट

सर्वोच्चको आदेश, साझा यातायातको व्यक्तित्व, अदुअआको क्रियाकलाप तथा निजी सम्पत्तिसम्बन्धी मेरो धारणा

२० वैशाख, २०७३ मा सम्मानित सर्वोच्च अदालतको निर्णयबाट अख्तियार दुरुपयोग अनुसन्धान आयोग (अदुअआ) ले १० वैशाखदेखि गरेको थुनाबाट मुक्त भई हिजो २३ वैशाखमा स्वास्थ्यमा . . . → Read More: अख्तियारको कारबाहीबारे मेरो भन्नु

नागरिक समाज होइन, नागरिक सञ्जाल

हिमाल खबरपत्रिका (१९-२५ बैशाख, २०७३)

केही क्षेत्र मात्र नभई पूरै मुलुक दुष्ट सिन्डिकेटको नियन्त्रणमा जाँदैछ, यसलाई परास्त गर्न नयाँ र जागरुक नागरिक सञ्जाल चाहियो ।

अख्तियार दुरुपयोग अनुसन्धान आयोगको हिरासतमा मलाई वीर अस्पतालको पुरानो आईसीयूमा उपचार गराउन लेराउँदा गंगामाया अधिकारीको छेउकै शैय्यामा राखिएको रहेछ । गंगामाया– जसको आमरण अनशनमा बसेका श्रीमानलाई बचाउन मानवअधिकारका क्षेत्रबाट म . . . → Read More: नागरिक समाज होइन, नागरिक सञ्जाल

Peak Tourism

From The Nepali Times (22-28 April, 2016)

High-end hilltop hideaways present the best way to rebuild tourism in earthquake-hit areas

Nepal’s mountain tourism has been in decline in the past decade due to the rapid spread of jeep tracks, and in the past year because of the earthquake. But trekking could be revived with a . . . → Read More: Peak Tourism


From The Nepali Times (08-14 April, 2016)

A fresh look at the map will show how Bangladesh-China-India-Nepal could now be connected

The acronyms that have invaded the diplomatic and Track Two discourse hold the promise of converting ‘connectivity’ from a goal to reality. BIMSTEC, BCIM and BBIN represent efforts to link the northeastern quadrant of . . . → Read More: BIMSTEC, BCIM, BBIN – & ‘BCIN’

Unintended Trans-Himalayan Consequences

From The Nepali Times (25-31 March, 2016)

Did New Delhi ever imagine that its coercive strategy would backfire this badly?

It was the five-month blockade by India that provided Nepal’s political class with the daring to sign the deal in Beijing on Monday. Without the public opinion created as a result of that thoughtless adventurism, . . . → Read More: Unintended Trans-Himalayan Consequences

Rajman and Hodgson

From The Republica Daily (23 March, 2016)

Kanak Mani Dixit & Shamik Mishra

As Nepal turns the corner from conflict, transition, sociopolitical polarization, earthquake and blockade, to revive our spirit we must reach back into history to come up with inspiring personalities. As Prime Minister KP Oli breaks new ground in the Kathmandu-Beijing relationship, for . . . → Read More: Rajman and Hodgson

The rationalism of regionalism

From ( 02 March, 2016)

Kanak Mani Dixit studies the history of regional cooperation in South Asia, or the lack of it, and suggests ways to forge more substantive links.

Bangladesh and its people perhaps own SAARC’s concept and organisation more than the other societies of Southasia. The idea of regional cooperation, originally . . . → Read More: The rationalism of regionalism

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