A lifetime devoted to healing
Dr Bhagwan Koirala’s autobiography, ‘Hridaya’, serves as a testament to his commitment to healthcare reform and his dream project, the Kathmandu Institute of Child Health (KIOCH), aimed at providing world-class medical care to Nepal’s children.
Maoist betrayal and reparations
Channelling support to ex-child soldiers through the Maoists would be like asking the fox to guard the chicken coop.
Pelé: Beyond the football pitch
Pelé will also be remembered as a great champion of peace and well-being of the world’s children.
A gripping and enchanting memoir
Ram Prasad Koirala candidly pours his heart out with disarming sincerity in his autobiographical memoir ‘Meri Uni ra Ma’.
Restructuring Nepali Army
We must make security forces more inclusive and effective to make them more attractive for peacekeeping.
Transitional justice has failed former child soldiers
They deserve special support from the government to genuinely complete Nepal’s peace process.
Whither Nepal’s foreign policy
Nepal’s abstention from voting for the UN resolution on Myanmar was a mistake.
Myanmar needs a Padauk Revolution
Despite Suu Kyi's flaws, she will continue to be a key player in shaping the destiny of Myanmar.
Trekking towards modernity
In 1959, I returned home from Banaras to Amarpur. While I was there, one of my step-uncles, Baburam Aryal, came to visit. He was working in Kathmandu as a clerk in the secretariat office of Nepal’s first elected parliament and I had long conversations with him about my education and experiences in Banaras, what he was doing in Nepal’s civil service and what life was like in Kathmandu.
A Window into Madhes-Pahad Relations
For those of us baffled by the dynamics of Madhes-Pahad relations in Nepal in recent decades, journalist Girish Giri’s book Birgunj: Mero Saharko Katha provides a balanced, first-hand perspective by someone of a Pahadi stock but with deep roots in Madhes.