‘India’s Nepal policy has not changed. There will be shifts, but fundamentally, it’s the same foreign policy’
Former Indian foreign secretary and national security advisor Shivshankar Menon on the changing power dynamics in South Asia, India’s political turmoil, and SAARC.
An interpreter of maladies
Pradip Giri was a quintessential Nepali public intellectual who interpreted to us our desires, miseries, hypocrisies.
At 75, spectre of Partition haunts India
The Idea of India is under erasure as democratic institutions and secular values continue to dwindle under tremendous pressure from communalist absolutism.
‘Namaskar, main Ravish Kumar’
A veteran Indian journalist talks about Indian media, its future, and India under Modi.
Monkey, maize and man
Farms in Syangja’s Putalibazaar are under assault from gangs of roving monkeys that destroy all the crops, leaving farmers with little to harvest.
The tyranny of loss
Death is not as much about the deceased as it is about those who survive them.
Who's afraid of dialogue?
Humility and critical thinking help individuals and nations alike to engage in a mutually beneficial experience of truth-seeking with the other.
The banality of death
What makes us assume that the lives of our fellow beings are expendable?
Is online teaching really worth it?
School administrators coercing students to adapt technologies of learning better learn what the digital divide means.
'Karuna' in a post-coronavirus world
The pandemic has made us simultaneously empathetic and estranged with fellow humans. Will we be nicer to each other once the crisis is over?
Can India’s Hindus and Muslims ever live together?
It’s tempting to believe that India has been communalised beyond repair. But there is no alternative to re-secularising India.
India 2020: the endgame begins
With the government turning its citizens against each other, the world's largest democracy is fast losing its legitimacy as a secular republic.
Truck literature must survive—and thrive
The government wants to scuttle voices that puncture its narrative of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis'.
Of millenials and ‘mangled’ Nepali on social media
Nepali grammar nazis need to ease up and let the new generation communicate in the lingo of the times.
How to dissent like the Mahatma
At 150, Gandhi is becoming ever more relevant to India and the world.