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Putin’s Dangerous Game

#698 ( 14-20 March 2014 )
Strobe Talbott
By redrawing Ukrainian borders and setting a precedent, Russia could be eventual loser

The architecture of democracy

#695 ( 21-27 February 2014 )
Bihari K Shrestha
Indigenise Nepal’s polity by addressing the birth defects this Constituent Assembly has inherited from the previous one

Cleaning up our act

#693 ( 7-13 February 2014 )
Suraj Vaidya
The time has come for Nepal’s private sector to rise above the profit-only model of doing business

Nepal’s Three Curses

#686 ( 20-26 December 2013 )
Bihari K Shrestha
The country’s rapidly ageing population is caught in the vortex of politicians, bureaucrats, and donors

(Mis) interpreting the mandate

#685 ( 13-19 December 2013 )
Damakant Jayshi
The losers in the polls are asking the winners to ignore the results and accept the agenda that was rejected by a majority of Nepalis

Behave yourselves

#684 ( 6-12 December 2013 )
Bihari K Shrestha
That is the message from the voters to both Maoist and non-Maoist political leaders

Voting with a vengeance

#678 ( 25-31 October 2013 )
Bihari K Shrestha
Electing new faces is the only way to punish and push out discredited leaders

Observing the observers

#675 ( 27 September - 3 October )
Bihari K Shrestha
Politicians and their proxy government is pitted against the people

Immunity and impunity

#674 ( 20 - 26 September 2013 )
Jitman Basnet

My missing father

#671 ( 30 August-5 September )
Ram Kumar Bhandari
A son’s moving account of how he turned the pain of having a disappeared father into activism

The best of worst alternatives

#671 ( 30 August-5 September )
Bhojraj Pokharel
We could ram polls through in November, but will the CA thus elected be able to write a new constitution

Champion of justice

#669 ( 16-22 August 2013 )
Sarita Pariyar
Remembering Suvash Darnal on the second anniversary of his death

Insecure elections

#668 ( 9-15 August 2013 )
Bihari K Shrestha
If we must have elections in November, better ensure they are proper elections

Believing in Nepal

#667 ( 2-8 August 2013 )
Srikanth Srinivasamadhavan
Eight economic reform actions on how to get over this difficult phase to make Nepal stronger

Repeating history

#658 ( 31 May - 6 June 2013 )
Bhaskar Koirala
Taking a long-term time horizon gives a new perspective on Sino-Nepal relations

Syndicated federation

#657 ( 24-30 May 2013 )
Bihari K Shrestha
Syndicated federation

Best of a bad lot

#654 ( 3-9 May 2013 )
Ajaz Ashraf
Pushpa Kamal Dahal came across in Delhi as a leader patiently waiting for history to run its course

Muddling through

#654 ( 3-9 May 2013 )
George Varughese
For Nepal to move ahead institutions must replace individuals as the focus of political practice

The New Silk Roads

#652 ( 19-25 April 2013 )
Pradumna B Rana
Reviving the old India-Nepal-China connectivity

Bijli, pani, and corruption

#651 ( 12-18 April 2013 )
Ajaz Ashraf
If Arvind Kejriwal can take Delhi in elections, he could do an Obama in India

Can’t live without them

#650 ( 5-11 April 2013 )
Ajaz Ashraf
South Asia’s propensity to spawn dynasties is bewildering and is proof of the persistence of our feudal mindset

Communalism and terrorism

#649 ( 29 March-4 April 2013 )
Ajaz Ashraf
An Indian Supreme Court ruling this week underscored the state’s inclination to crush terrorism but condone communalism

Where next?

#649 ( 29 March-4 April 2013 )
Ushakala Rai
Why should we unite the plains in a single Madhesi province, but chop up the hills into little pieces?

Unfree and unfair?

#648 ( 22-28 March 2013 )
Bihari K Shrestha
Restoring law and order for elections is the bare minimum for CJ-turned-PM Regmi

Latin America's post-Chávez Integration Challenges

#648 ( 22-28 March 2013 )
Roberto Savio

Nepal’s gender apartheid

#646 ( 8-14 March 2013 )
Deepti Gurung
The real day for women is still a long way away in Nepal

Can Rahul revive the Congress?

#645 ( 1-7 March 2013 )
Ajaz Ashraf
The NC and UML in Nepal may want to look at how Rahul Gandhi confronts the challenges of the Indian National Congress

Trilateral Track Two

#642 ( 8-14 February 2013 )
Bhaskar Koirala
Thinkers from China, India, and Nepal explore a new common agenda for prosperity for their 2.5 billion people

Nation in perpetual rage

#641 ( 1-7 February 2013 )
Ajaz Ashraf
In its pursuit of the 'national', the Indian media ignores the 'local'

Voice of the victims

#640 ( 25-31 January 2013 )
Ram Kumar Bhandari
The transitional industry in Nepal has turned the entire peace process into a ‘project’
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