A Flawed Constitutional Design Led to a Political Crisis in Nepal. How Will it End?

by Post Basnet —————– In an unexpected turn of events that has plunged the country into a constitutional crisis, Nepal’s prime minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved the country’s legislative body last week and announced fresh general elections for April and May next year – 18 months ahead of schedule. Nepal is a parliamentary democracy, butContinue reading “A Flawed Constitutional Design Led to a Political Crisis in Nepal. How Will it End?”

Effects of Nagarkot Massacre

By Vishnu on December 21st, 2005 in Bashnet Ko Guff Nagarkot Massacre: mourning and protesting go side by side A man holds placard with the photo of Suntali Nagarkoti who was killed in Nagarkot Massacre. This man is participating in a mourning program organized today in Basantapur. Pic by Shaligram Tiwari via Kantipur A strongContinue reading “Effects of Nagarkot Massacre”

Dollar ko Kheti

By Vishnu on June 26th, 2005 in Bashnet Ko Guff Nepalis suffer from famine: I/NGOS hold seminars at Five Star Hotels, ostensibly to alleviate poverty. Recently I have had the privilege of attending a number of seminars and workshops on child rights or poverty alleviation, which are usually held at star hotels. I have veryContinue reading “Dollar ko Kheti”

State-friendly Textbooks and Other Versions of Truth

By Vishnu Basnet on May 29th, 2005 in Bashnet Ko Guff Is Nepal adopting ‘personality-cult’ oriented education system? Nepali textbooks are being changed to fit the interest of particular persons and families. Is that okay for the future of Nepal? Take the truism â??Knowledge is Powerâ??, and turn it on its head. It becomes â??PowerContinue reading “State-friendly Textbooks and Other Versions of Truth”