Bijay Gachhedar, the Corrupt Home Minister, Kicks out a Competent Home Secretary from the Ministry

By Kiran Chapagain in Republica Cartoon by Rajesh KC  The bad news is that despite Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s own assurances that the government secretaries would not be transferred within the first month of his entering Baluwatar just to appease any individual or group, the cabinet meeting on Friday (yesterday) transferred Home Secretary Leela ManiContinue reading “Bijay Gachhedar, the Corrupt Home Minister, Kicks out a Competent Home Secretary from the Ministry”

नेपालमा जारी विचारको गुरिल्ला युद्ध

दिनेश वाग्ले वाग्ले स्ट्रिट जर्नल यो लेख आजको कान्तिपुरमा प्रकाशित भएको हो । पत्रिकाकै पन्नामा हेर्ने भए यहाँ क्लिके हुन्छ । डिल्लीराम सुवेदी बन्दुकविहीन गुरिल्ला हुन् । काठमाडौंको शिक्षा क्याम्पसबाट अंग्रेजीमा स्नातकोत्तर पास यी युवा कागजी मैदानमा कलमले युद्ध गरिरहेका छन् । उनको विपक्षमा छन्, कलमै बोकेका अर्काथरी गुरिल्लाहरू जो पाँच वर्षअघिसम्म हतियार पनि बोक्थे ।Continue reading “नेपालमा जारी विचारको गुरिल्ला युद्ध”

अमेरिकाले कसरी हेर्छ नेपाललाई भारतीय आँखाबाट

नेपालमा भारतको राजनीतिक, सांस्कृतिक र भौगोलिक प्रभाव नौलो होइन । महाशक्ति अमेरिकाले नेपाललाई हेर्दा भारतीय नजरबाटै हेर्ने कुरो पनि नौलो होइन । अघिल्लो साता सार्वजनिक अमेरिकी सरकारका दस्तावेजले त्यो ‘हेराइ’ कसरी हुन्छ भन्ने देखाउँछन् जो धेरैका लागि नौलो र रुचिपूर्ण हुनसक्छ दिनेश वाग्ले वाग्ले स्ट्रिट जर्नल यो लेख आजको कान्तिपुरमा प्रकाशित भएको हो । पत्रिकाकै पन्नामाContinue reading “अमेरिकाले कसरी हेर्छ नेपाललाई भारतीय आँखाबाट”

Tracking the Indian Ambassador in Nepal: Jayant Prasad

Ambassadors are the most visible faces of Indian diplomacy in Nepal and they are not always thought to be pursuing diplomacy. Some, like the current ambassador Jayant Prasad’s immediate predecessor Rakesh Sood, was widely believed to be one of the worst examples of Indian intervention and failed diplomacy in Nepal. While in India (or in theirContinue reading “Tracking the Indian Ambassador in Nepal: Jayant Prasad”

Foreigner’s Eye: Re-learning Nepal

By Megan Titley [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] One of the most common conversations that I have with Nepalis goes something along the lines of, “Thank you, no, the only reason I can speak a little bit of Nepali is because I grew up here”…”I was here with my family for 11 years”…”Yes, IContinue reading “Foreigner’s Eye: Re-learning Nepal”

Nepal banda: Bus burnt in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: A small group of criminals set a passenger bus on fire at the Manohara bridge early in the morning today (around 4:30 am). The bus was coming out from a garage in Balkot, Bhaktapur, to ply on the Nepal Yatayat route, according to my colleague Makar Shrestha who reached at the stop some 15 minutes afterContinue reading “Nepal banda: Bus burnt in Kathmandu”