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Back to the centre

The centrist Nepali Congress and the UML shouldn’t see this as a winner-takes-all mandate Nepal’s silent majority has spoken, it has rejected violence and given moderate centrist parties one more chance to prove themselves. In their collective wisdom the voters have also thrown out many of the liars and thieves, electing a crop of fresh […]


The next step

Nepalis were disillusioned with the candidates on offer, not with democracy. That is the main take-home for the political parties. — It was an election that had to happen and it did. No one said it was going to be perfect, no one expected it to be completely free of violence and intimidation, but it […]


A burning desire to help

Andreas Settje had a comfortable, well-paying job as a surgeon and a settled family life in Germany when, one day 15 years ago, he saw an ad in the paper from a German charity to help set up a burns hospital in Nepal. It was fated that he should get the job. He sold his […]


Eye witness

When media students in Nepal are asked what first comes to their mind about Bangladesh, most reply “poverty”, “floods”  or “hartals”. Very few in Nepal know that Bangladesh has a higher per capital income, it grows enough food to feed itself, it is the world’s major exporter of medicines, or that it has Shahidul Alam of Drik […]



 

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