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“Forgive and move on”

#703 ( 18-24 April 2014 )
All cases of grave human rights violations must go for trial, but victims must also have the power to forgive.

The shaky pillar of Indian democracy

#701 ( 4-10 April 2014 )
This month’s Indian election is a battle to preserve the country’s founding principle of secularism

Thou shall not lie

#698 ( 14-20 March 2014 )
The media can’t just function as a business, it has to relentlessly pursue the truth so our freedoms are protected

Home sweet Home

#696 ( 28 Feb - 6 Mar 2014 )
The stand-off over the Home Ministry shows how little Nepal’s politics has changed in 25 years

The year of living dangerously

#694 ( 14-20 February 2014 )
It’s very simple: KP Oli needs Bam Dev and Bam Dev wants the Home Ministry

Stuck with you

#692 ( 31 Jan - 6 Feb 2014 )
Sushil Koirala may become the next Prime Minister, but he is already a lame duck

Something’s gotta give

#690 ( 17-23 January 2014 )
The NC’s undemocratic internal politics is at odds with its electoral victory

Statutory warning

#688 ( 3-9 January 2014 )
Political parties that suffer from a democratic deficit within can’t give us a democratic constitution

The moment of truth

#686 ( 20-26 December 2013 )
The newly elected legislature offers another opportunity for the country to confront the dirty truths of the conflict

All together now

#684 ( 6-12 December 2013 )
The NC and UML have a two-third majority, but they need a consensus on the constitution

Another chance

#682 ( 22-28 November 2013 )
Holding peaceful elections was the easy part, resolving the deadlock on the constitution will be harder

Biting the ballot

#680 ( 8-14 November 2013 )
The country will go for polls on 19 November, but at what cost?

Free, fair and fear-free

#678 ( 25-31 October 2013 )
High political stakes and polarised sentiment threaten to undermine electoral integrity and security

Failed experiment

#676 ( 4-10 October 2013 )
New Delhi’s overt and covert efforts to influence Nepali politics haven’t been in India’s own national interest

A faith in revolution

#674 ( 20 - 26 September 2013 )
The Maoists’ willingness to learn from history and induct Hindu priests into the fold is itself quite revolutionary

A Raw Deal

#672 ( 6-12 September 2013 )

Competing for consensus

#670 ( 23-29 August 2013 )
Older parties are trying to reinvent themselves and new ones are maturing

Fluid political landscape

#668 ( 9-15 August 2013 )
Extremists and political actors in the plains have found a fertile breeding ground in the state of statelessness and discontent

Democratic deficit

#666 ( 26 July-1 August 2013 )
The pretentions of senior party leaders with democracy stand at odds with their internal authoritarianism

Breaking up and making up

#664 ( 12-18 July 2013 )
National and international political constellations are all in favour of November polls

Periphery of news

#663 ( 5-11 July 2013 )
Despite professional hazards, local journalists continue to play crucial watchdog role. But at what cost?

Battle for the ballots

#662 ( 28 June-4 July 2013 )
Now that November polls look probable its back to the good, bad, and ugly in politics

Congress congress

#661 ( 21-27 June 2013 )
The congress government in New Delhi finally rolled the red carpet for Nepal’s grand old party

Breaking views

#660 ( 14-20 June 2013 )
As elections look more probable, the mainstream media also becomes an extension of the political parties

Including the excluded

#659 ( 7-13 June 2013 )
The only way to justify Nepal’s painfully long transition is to ensure election rules that level the playing field

In contempt of the republic

#656 ( 17-23 May 2013 )
Nepal’s judiciary must lead the country out of the political morass it helped create

The hidden hand

#655 ( 10-16 May 2013 )
India’s policy of micro-managing the region rather than taking neighbours into confidence has destabilised South Asia

Misinformed, misunderstood

#654 ( 3-9 May 2013 )
Nepal’s federalism debate is unnecessarily trivialised with extreme arguments

What’s left of the left

#653 ( 26 April-2 May 2013 )
What vision can Nepal’s communists offer society at a time of internal turmoil?

Unlearning education

#652 ( 19-25 April 2013 )
Parallel education systems are driving a wedge in Nepali society, fueling youth discontent
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