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Rebooting India-Nepal ties

From The Hindu (21st August, 2017) Indian interventionism having backfired, the Nepal PM’s visit is an opportunity to raise the level of bilateral ties Nepal is run by a revolving door of political leaders who have weakened the polity and economy over the years, but who did battle the odds to promulgate a new Constitution.
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From National Herald [Commemorative Edition; 1st July, 2017] Subcontinental regionalism is good for India as well as its neighbours, but it cannot be achieved by blind-siding Pakistan The post-colonial countries of Southasia are recent formations, even as they together represent an ancient civilisation. India and Pakistan became independent in 1947, Sri Lanka-as Ceylon-the year after,
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From The Hindu (20 May, 2017) If there were more curiosity about Nepal in Delhi circles, there’d be fewer geopolitical blunders and self-goals Many Western diplomats and development-walas, cheered on by their Kathmandu plaudits, tend to portray Nepal as a failed or failing state. The alternative view would describe a resilient polity finding its balance
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From The Times of India (timesofindia.com, 03 May, 2017) Nepal will be holding local body elections under its new constitution later this month. Kanak Mani Dixit, Kathmandu-based writer, publisher and civil rights activist, spoke to Nalin Mehta on the importance of Nepal’s local elections, the challenges in the Nepal-India relationship and the China factor in Kathmandu: How would you
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सेतोपाटी: नेपालको डिजिटल पत्रिका (२२ मंसिर, २०७३) बाट नेपालका ‘राजनेता’ ले जनतालाई पासोमा पार्ने गरी महत्वपूर्ण पदहरूमा नियुक्ति गर्दै मुलुकमा बेथिति र जथाभावीपन भित्र्याएको कसैबाट छिपेको छैन। कतै दलीय भागबन्डा, कतै भ्रष्टाचार, कतै आसेपासेको पालनपोषण त कतै विदेशी दबाब समेतका कारण सरासर अनुपयुक्त व्यक्तिहरूलाई देश बनाउन–बिगार्न सक्ने पदमा स्थापना गर्दै समाजमा लादेका छन्, नेताहरूले। यस्तै
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सेतोपाटी: नेपालको डिजिटल पत्रिका (१५ मंसिर, २०७३) बाट डा. गोविन्द केसीको जीवनरक्षा निम्ति नागरिक आवाज नेपालको राजनीतिक अराजकताले मानव जीवनलाई मूल्यहीन बनाइदिएको छ। गौरवमय लोकतान्त्रिक पृष्ठभूमिका दल र नेताले ‘व्यावहारिकता’, ‘बाध्यता’ भन्दै सिद्धान्त–दर्शन मात्र होइन, मानवता नै त्यागेको प्रतीत हुन्छ। मुख्यतः सत्ताको लोभले मान्छेलाई मर्न दिनसम्म तयार छन्, यिनीहरू। जनतालाई अलग गरिएको छ, र सबै
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From The Frontline (28 October, 2016) India’s decision not to join the SAARC summit in Islamabad was a triumph of “nation-statism”. But “SAARC” should be distinguished from “South Asia” and the spirit of regionalism kept alive. HIMAL SOUTHASIAN magazine, which has been forced to suspend publication from Kathmandu owing to an intriguing cocktail of national-political
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From Outlookindia.com (26 September, 2016) A magazine that challenged nationalist establishments could not hope to access the mass market. A New Vertical The initial idea of Himal, in 1987, was to exp­e­riment with long-form and attempt ‘cross­-border journalism’ when the term ‘cross-border terrorism’ was gaining traction. From our Kat­hmandu base, we covered the Himalaya-Hindu Kush
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From The Hindu (15 September, 2016) It should be in India’s interest to leave Nepal free to sort out its own challenges. New Delhi should consider the need for economic growth in U.P. and Bihar when it sits down to strategise on Nepal It is time for New Delhi to decide to what extent it
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सेतोपाटी: नेपालको डिजिटल पत्रिका (०३, असार, २०७३) बाट लोकमानसिंह कार्कीको नयाँ नेपाल अख्तियार प्रमुखको बदनियत, निजी महत्वाकांक्षा र भ्रष्टाचार तथा उनी भारतीय गुप्तचरबाट परिचालित हुनुका कारण नेपालको लोकतन्त्र र सार्वभौमिकता खल्बलिएको छ।  ‘नबिराउनु, नडराउनु’ भन्ने उक्तिले उच्च आदर्शबाट चल्ने नेपाली समाजको मान्यता दर्शाउँछ। अन्ततोगोत्वा सत्यको जीत हुन्छ भन्दै यसले नागरिकलाई विश्वस्त बनाउन खोज्छ। तर, नेपालमा
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