Bishwa Prakash Sharma: We believe in democracy, so there will be different opinions within the party
The spokesperson of the Nepali Congress on how his party is trying to resolve internal conflicts and how it wants to play an effective role as the main opposition party.
Mengistu Alemayehu: If Nepal is politically stable, IFC will do more than what it already has
The Regional Director for International Finance Corporation opens up about the Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower Project and how it can create new markets.
Pradeep Gyawali: A ‘strategic partnership’ is for achieving development and prosperity.
The foreign minister on Xi’s recent visit to Nepal and how the country wants to pursue its independent foreign policy.
Indu Ghimire: I am trying to focus on strengthening emergency disaster preparedness
The head of the Disaster and Conflict Management Division under the Home Ministry on their efforts to create resilient communities.
Umesh Mainali: We can’t take decisions on the basis of emotions like politicians do
The head of the Public Service Commission opens up about the vacancy notice controversy.
‘We may have been a weak opposition last year; we need to learn from our mistakes’
No matter what differences we have within the party on various issues, the entire party is united when it comes to fighting against an autocratic system: Shekhar Koirala
Rhythm and rhyme
Bhushita Vasistha’s recitation, with the music of a stellar ensemble, provided a moment of tranquility among the chaos of everyday life. Her recitation, it seemed, was asking the audience to just pause a little more and simply reflect.
Women will be more visible in the political structure only once they are allowed to leverage power
'Nepalis come across a huge wall that divides one part of the world from another'
The presence of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the helm has only made things worse. These people are bent on hardening borders, rather than dissolving them.
People and the ballot box
Should governments fail to deliver, the people will band together to defeat ruling regimes
Mum’s not the word
The usually voluble PM’s reticence pertaining to the Nirmala Pant case is unacceptable
Climate change and environment security is underexplored in Nepali policy circles
Head over heart
No matter how much we deny or conceal it, emotions play an important and omnipresent role in world politics. The most obvious example would be the inherent emotional nature of global terrorism.
Where are all the women?
An underlying reason for the low representation of women in politics is a patriarchal mindset that permeates political life
A brave new world
The inherent nature of power still seeks to influence the behaviour of other people. The point of departure here, however, is marked by this: if once the sword was used to influence behaviour, modern power relies on knowledge and information to do so