How Kathmandu Elites Capture Nepal’s Progressive and Political Agenda

By Ashesh UWB Guest Blog The elite group of Nepal includes people from different ethnic groups and various places. The richest people in Nepal are still from Madhesi, Newar, Thakali and Thakuri groups, apart from Bahun-Chhetri. Likewise , based on access to land, government services and education, elites of different ethnic groups are far aheadContinue reading “How Kathmandu Elites Capture Nepal’s Progressive and Political Agenda”

Who is the ‘international community’ in Nepal?

As a sovereign country of Southasia, if we have to listen to international opinion, does not Nepal also need to heed the views/feelings of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, or should we continue to go by the amorphous and selective use of ‘international community’? Kanak Mani Dixit Amidst the current jousting between Government ofContinue reading “Who is the ‘international community’ in Nepal?”

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?”

Elections: Repeating History of Violence?

When leaders or parties lose their confidence to woo people through their policies and programmes, they resort to wielding violence to bring the election results to their favour. By Sagar Ghimire As November 19, the slated date for the Constituent Assembly election, draws closer, poll fever gradually grips the government, the Election Commission (EC) asContinue reading “Elections: Repeating History of Violence?”

Shyam Saran, Indian envoy, Comes to Nepal to tell our Leaders how to form a Government

हामी लघूमानव हौं। हामी आफूखुशी कहिल्यै मिल्न नसक्ने कसैले मिलाइदिनुपर्ने, हामी आफुखुशी कहिल्यै छुट्टिन नसक्ने कसैले छुट्टायाई दिनुपर्ने, हामी आफू खुसी कहिल्यै अगाडि बढ्न नसक्ने कसैले पछाडिबाट हिर्काउनुपर्ने, हिँडाउनुपर्ने हामी रङ्ग-रोगन छुटेका, टुटेका, फुटेका पुरानो क्यारमबोर्डका गोटि हौं एउटा मानोरञ्जक खेलका सामाग्री, एउटा खेलाडीमाथि आश्रित, आफ्नो गति हराएका एउटा ‘स्ट्राइकर’ द्वारा सञ्चालित हो, हामी मानिसContinue reading “Shyam Saran, Indian envoy, Comes to Nepal to tell our Leaders how to form a Government”

Third Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat to India

By Kamal Raj Sigdel Maoists Want Talks with India: The United Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist (UCPN-M) wrapped up its third phase of protests and declared a fourth one today (Tuesday) concluding that there was no point in holding talks with local parties since they were all controlled by New Delhi. It was more meaningfulContinue reading “Third Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat to India”