Did India deceive or did Madhesi Morcha misunderstand?

by Basanta Basnet (‘Kantipur’ Daily, 28 Magh 2072/11 Feb 2016, Page 2) (Unauthorised translation by Kanak Mani Dixit) Kathmandu – “In order to allow India to save face, on 24 September in Rajbiraj we took the formal decision to take responsibility for the blockade. But when it came time, without informing us, India deployed plainclothesContinue reading “Did India deceive or did Madhesi Morcha misunderstand?”

#SecularPakistan: A long walk to unachieved freedom

Amara Shah UWB/ Guest Blog #SecularPakistan was a popular trend on Twitter yesterday. Just like other Twitter users, I tweeted my opinion under this hashtagand immediately got the response in shape of suggestions that either I should leave the citizenship of the country and go to India or shouldn’t raise my voice for secularism. Unfortunately, if you talkContinue reading “#SecularPakistan: A long walk to unachieved freedom”

An Analysis of Corruption in Nepal: Is It Becoming Socially Acceptable?

Siromani Dhungana/UWB It is no surprise that Nepal is a very corrupt country, but a cause of worry today is that politicians are robbing the state coffer openly and sometimes ‘proudly’ in Nepal. This is an analysis of very recent allegations of corruption against our politicians, which have mostly gone un-answered. Here are a fewContinue reading “An Analysis of Corruption in Nepal: Is It Becoming Socially Acceptable?”

The Pain of Losing a Nation. Story of Lhendup Dorji and Sikkim

In his Op-Ed article published in today’s Kantipur (See below or here, former minister and RPP leader Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani compares Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai with Kazi Lhendup Dorji. For those who don’t know who Lhendup Dorji is, here is his obit written (title: The Pain of Losing a Nation) in 2007. [सिक्किमContinue reading “The Pain of Losing a Nation. Story of Lhendup Dorji and Sikkim”

India, Universities and World Ambitions

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal All the chaos surrounding sloppy preparations for the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi in October may give an impression that India has a long way to go to become a global power. One may cite the overflowing Yamuna running into residential areas of Delhi as aContinue reading “India, Universities and World Ambitions”

India Stops Nepal’s Newsprint

KATHMANDU- Indian authorities are holding 1,000 metric tonnes of newsprint imported by Kantipur Publications at Kolkata port for the last 26 days. Kantipur is Nepal’s largest publishing house that publishes Nepal’s largest selling newspapers and magazines. India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has taken control of the newsprint imported from Canada and South Korea andContinue reading “India Stops Nepal’s Newsprint”

Khasi Nepali Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya, India

Existing mistrust between the Nepali-speaking population and the Khasis has widened after the recent ethnic clashes By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal MEGHALAYA, INDIA- “Ethnicity-based enmity,” said a Nepali-speaking Assamese coal mine labourer in Meghalaya, “is the most frightening and unpredictable thing I have ever experienced.” “The man you were friend with in the morning”,Continue reading “Khasi Nepali Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya, India”