'Protecting the peace process' has become a euphemism for both the Maoists and the security forces to push a blanket pardon for all those involved in war crimes
From Issue 638 (11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)
The prolonged political disarray and ensuing impunity are fostering gender-based crime.
From Issue 637 (04 JAN 2013 - 10 JAN 2013)
If the political parties are terrified of parliamentary elections in 2013, why don't they at least agree to hold local polls and restore accountability to the grassroots?
From Issue 636 (28 DEC 2012 - 03 JAN 2013)
Nepali children are being killed by state neglect, bureaucratic apathy, corruption and bad governance.
From Issue 635 (21 DEC 2012 - 27 DEC 2012)
In the absence of the state, Nepalis are either fending for themselves or helping other Nepalis in their struggle for day-to-day survival
From Issue 634 (14 DEC 2012 - 20 DEC 2012)
Our leaders are so obsessed politicking, they are oblivious to the looming job bomb
From Issue 633 (07 DEC 2012 - 13 DEC 2012)
We are obsessed with the operational strategy of politics, and have lost track of the larger picture of what politics is for
From Issue 632 (29 NOV 2012 - 06 DEC 2012)
It is no longer enough to say that the Maoists are out to grab power, when the only way to prevent that is to pave the way for elections by joining an interim-government.
From Issue 631 (23 NOV 2012 - 29 NOV 2012)
The Maoists are not just any other party. They may be de-listed terrorists, but they still espouse an ideology that belongs in a mausoleum.
From Issue 630 (16 NOV 2012 - 22 NOV 2012)
The only way out of the current impasse is to hold fresh elections by first setting up an inclusive government
From Issue 629 (09 NOV 2012 - 15 NOV 2012)
The reason there is no deal is that no one really wants a deal, this elastic transition benefits everyone
From Issue 628 (02 NOV 2012 - 08 NOV 2012)
The only thing keeping Nepal afloat is individual resilience and the capacity of Nepalis to endure pain and hunger
From Issue 627 (19 OCT 2012 - 25 OCT 2012)
Only by confronting the ugly secrets of the past will we be able to protect the future
From Issue 626 (12 OCT 2012 - 18 OCT 2012)
Prime Minister Bhattarai may be personally honest, but he is presiding over the plunder of the state
From Issue 625 (05 OCT 2012 - 11 OCT 2012)
Engineers can't solve problems created by politicians messing things up so badly
From Issue 624 (28 SEPT 2012 - 04 OCT 2012)
In a democracy, you can't threaten to kill people who hurt your feelings
From Issue 623 (21 SEPT 2012 - 27 SEPT 2012)
Every year in Nepal 50,000 unborn babies are aborted after parents find out through ultrasound scans that they are girls
From Issue 622 (14 SEPT 2012 - 20 SEPT 2012)
Politicians are afraid of elections, they should be forced to go back to the people
From Issue 621 (07 SEPT 2012 - 13 SEPT 2012)
If the opposition cannot agree on a prime ministerial candidate there is no sense asking the prime minister to step down
From Issue 620 (31 AUG 2012 - 06 SEPT 2012)
Power used to come out of the barrel of a gun for the Prime Minister's party. It should now come out of a hydro-electric turbine.
From Issue 619 (24 AUG 2012 - 30 AUG 2012)