Constitution became more of a political than constitutional document
Nilamber Acharya, Nepal’s former envoy to India, who was involved in drafting two of Nepal’s most recent constitutions, on eight years of constitution implementation and the prime minister’s recent foreign visits.
Coalition for corruption
Power equations may change, but the unfair practices of the political syndicates perhaps won't.
The epidemic of misgovernance
At the core of our national suffering is political mismanagement.
Should we redefine communist principles and politics or is our communist movement doomed to failure?
What is the land scam that has shaken the government’s seat all about?
The story of Lalita Niwas, which involves multiple administrations right from the early days of king Mahendra’s Panchayat.
What is the controversy over Agni Sapkota as Speaker all about?
Ever since the ruling Nepal Communist Party selected Sapkota as its candidate for Speaker of the House, rights activists and conflict victims have protested the decision.
Will 2020 let Nepalis see better days?
The present administration should realise the government can't retain its power without taking people along.
Nepal is poised to produce surplus electricity in a few months, but there are still a few wrinkles the country needs to iron out.
The Dashain as I know it is no more
If I go home for Dashain this year, maybe I could hear the echoes of my father calling out to me a couple of decades ago to drive our cattle towards home.
Good teachers make schools resourceful
Shunned by affluent and middle-class families, public schools and marginalised communities are left in ruins.
With incessant rain, memories flood in
For months people line up for water, but at this time of year we just want respite from the endless problems monsoon brings.
A tribute to my father’s tales
Having lost a father, it’s time to go back to the village to relive life’s best moments.
'We don’t need another decade to put the country on the path of progress’
The Panchayat decades were dark. The last three haven’t been too bright either
Desperation and diversity
The east-west tour led by Naya Shakti coordinator and former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai across Nepal’s mid-hills has brought to light, once again, the plight of the people living across the country’s largest geographical region.
While the government is keen to set limits, new media has the potential to lead public discourse
The authorities find it offensive when the fearless speak the truth. The singer’s attempt to voice the present-day reality irked the supporters of those who currently run the state’s affairs, even though Sharma’s satire was directed against successive governments.