Article One Krishna’s call (Suhas Chakma on The Kathmandu Post, 20 April 2011) India’s Foreign Minister SM Krishna is visiting Nepal from April 20-22. Considering that the deadline for the constitution is on May 28, Krishna has quite a difficult task ahead. Officially, India denies any interference in the internal affairs of Nepal but in
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हिमाल खबरपत्रिका (१६-३१ बैशाख) बाट खुला समाजमा अवतरण भएर नेपाली जनता तथा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय जगतको त्यत्रो सदासयता प्राप्त गर्दा पनि एनेकपा (माओवादी)ले आफ्नो सौभाग्य बुझन सकेन । क्याडरहरूलाई झुक्याउँदै र नागरिकहरूलाई तर्साउदै छलकपट र दुर्इज्रिब्रे बोलीद्वारा अगाडि बढ्न सकिन्छ भन्ने ठान्यो । नागरिक समाजलाई भुल्याउन ऊ सालाखाला सफल भयो । र, युद्धशास्त्रको नियम अनुसार कहिले राष्ट्रपति,
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From The Kathmandu Post (25 April, 2011) In responding to Suhas Chakma’s opinion article (“Krishna’s call,” April 20, Page 6), an initial clarification: that it is quite appropriate for a non-Nepali to comment on the political affairs of Nepal. Especially when universal values such as non-violence, human rights and pluralism are concerned, there can be
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Kanak Mani Dixit’s new book “Peace Politics in Nepal” was released on 19 April, 2011 at Patan. Kul Chandra Gautam presented the following remarks on the book at the release programme. “Many of us thoroughly enjoyed Kanak Dixit’s Dekheko Muluk when it came outlast year. I remember saying to Kanak at that time, I wish
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Discussion Report 18 Chaitra 2067, 1 April 2011 Lalitpur A discussion was organised on the basis of an overnight public notice at YalaMaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, on Friday morning, 1 April 2011. Anyone was free to attend, and the 31 participants represented a broad spectrum, including serving and retired civil servants, professionals, politicians, rights activists,
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कान्तिपुर दैनिक (१८ चैत्र, २०६७) बाट वर्तमान वसन्तभरिमा मुलुकको आउँदो दशकको यात्रा तय हुनेछ । या त लोकतान्त्रिक परिपाटी अँगाल्दै समाज आर्थिक उन्नतितर्फ लाग्नेछ या त निरङ्कुशताको जालोमा फेरि अल्मलिएर अरू केही वर्ष जनताको आशा र आकाङ्क्षा थाती रहनेछन् । शान्ति प्रक्रियाको सफल टुङ्गो नलागेसम्म लोकतान्त्रिक संविधान बन्ने सम्भावना रहँदैन । लोकतान्त्रिक संविधान नबनेसम्म राजनीतिक
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From Himal Southasia (April 2011) If we regard god not as a supernatural being, but as a representative of the best in human emotions and values, then Asia has been in need of a god for some time – one who showers compassion and empathy all around, and comes to the rescue of those in
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Nepal stands at a crossroad between the Maoist momentum and a democratic constitution. By Kanak Mani Dixit Spring, the season of political upheaval in Nepal, began with the elevation of the left-liberal CPN (UML) party’s Jhalanath Khanal to prime minister. While ending a seven month deadlock in government formation, however, Khanal’s election was built on
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From Himal Southasia (March 2011) It is an uphill battle, frankly, to create a Southasian sensibility in the modern era. And so it is important to relish small victories, and bring them to notice. Otherwise, the little tree will have fallen in the jungle and no one will have heard. Aamir in search of Dakshin Asia,
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