Deepak Thapa

Deepak Thapa has been a fortnightly columnist with The Kathmandu Post since 2009, writing on a range of topical social and political issues.

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The Plague redux

Albert Camus’ novel from 1947 provides a peek into the absurdity of human behaviour and the inherent failure of authority when faced with a disease crisis.

How to spot a genius

Nepotism and favouritism have been the bane of Nepali polity for centuries. It is not going away any time soon.

Distractions of their own making

What Prime Minister KP Oli and his challenger, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, seem to have forgotten is the sorry state Nepal is in, caught between a killer pandemic and a disastrous monsoon.

Is Oli lying or clueless?

Anyone who has heard the prime minister's speeches knows he always attempts to qualify his words with a veneer of what he thinks is science.

Skirting the issue

On paper, Nepal has made some important strides towards gender equality and inclusion. Yet, in reality, the situation is far from perfect.

A failure of leadership

One cannot help but believe that our country’s leadership is also badly afflicted by the ‘great man’s disease’.

Out to lunch

The world is witnessing a pandemic but governments everywhere have failed to live up to the challenge.

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