Handy guide to post-2006 Nepal
Krishna Hachhethu’s ‘Nation-Building and Federalism in Nepal: Contentions on Framework’ gives a blow-by-blow account of how federalism came about in Nepal, starting with the idea of ethnic federalism during the first constituent assembly.
Revolution and counter-revolution
Why have the Maoists run out of steam, and their vision become nearly void?
The virus is reshaping lives
The lockdowns offer a chance for macho men to learn to become peaceful househusbands.
Atrocity beyond words
Rape is beyond sexual lust, our rapid modernisation is responsible too
Local elections: whose roadmap?
Recent developments show that the status quo in the form of old political parties still dominates Nepal’s political milieu
Sources of instability in Nepal
Nepal has gone through many political changes in the last century. After doing away with the the oligarchic Rana rule in 1951, a brief period with a Westminster kind of parliamentary system followed until 1960.
How new is Naya Shakti Nepal?
Constitution should be neither celebrated nor condemned; we need to implement it, but simultaneously make it more inclusive
A slice of history
Although infused with a very subjective point of view, Prashant Jha’s Battles of the New Republic, manages to back up its arguments with well-researched facts and reasoning