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Centre against periphery

#703 ( 18-24 April 2014 )
There is no political will for local elections among Kathmandu’s smug and self-absorbed rulers

Irreconcilable truths

#702 ( 11-17 April 2014 )
“You just can’t turn the page. You have to read that page before you turn it.”

Urgent need for a sense of urgency

#701 ( 4-10 April 2014 )
To say that the government is on autopilot would be inaccurate because that presumes it is on a pre-planned flight path

700 weeks

#700 ( 28 March-3 April 2014 )
We have had a ringside seat to the country’s ups and downs for the past 14 years

Mixing oil and water

#699 ( 21-27 March 2014 )
Flames of fossil-fueled vehicles set on fire by street terrorisers on Wednesday morning had to be doused with precious water

Cart before the horse

#698 ( 14-20 March 2014 )
When they should be busy drafting a constitution, honourable members wasted three weeks haggling over who should take credit for promulgating it

Not just half the sky

#697 ( 7-13 March 2014 )
Let’s not ‘celebrate’ International Women’s Day on Saturday. Let’s mark it as a day of mourning

Better late than never

#696 ( 28 Feb - 6 Mar 2014 )
No surprise that government formation took so long. The surprising thing is that it didn’t take longer

Comatose government

#695 ( 21-27 February 2014 )
The country is exactly where it was 14 years ago

Another crossroad

#694 ( 14-20 February 2014 )
He may have once hijacked a plane, now Sushil Koirala needs to steer the country towards stability

Doing well by doing good

#693 ( 7-13 February 2014 )
Good ethics is good for business. Honesty pays. Integrity yields long-term benefits through the triple bottom line

A tale of two nations

#692 ( 31 Jan - 6 Feb 2014 )
Nepal and Sri Lanka are two South Asian countries in post-conflict transition, but that is about all they have in common

We, the people

#691 ( 24-30 January 2014 )
The new CA has to base its exercise on accepted ideals of national unity, integrity, and equity

It’s the constitution, stupid

#690 ( 17-23 January 2014 )
It is tragic that the writing of a document with such far-reaching consequences for the country’s future should be in the hands of political figures whose time horizons are so short

An idea whose time has come

#689 ( 10-16 January 2014 )
Adjusting Nepal Standard Time to UTC +6:30 would not just save energy, but also replace the unscientific 15 minute time difference with India

Double centennial

#688 ( 3-9 January 2014 )
The ambition and greed of powerful men write the history of nations and sow suffering for peoples

To do list

#687 ( 27 December - 2 Janauary 2014 )
After breaking the political deadlock this week, the main parties need to move swiftly on their checklist

Wrong mechanism

#686 ( 20-26 December 2013 )
Nothing has changed after the elections: the four-party syndicate is repeating history as a farce

THE ROOTS OF DEMOCRACY

#685 ( 13-19 December 2013 )
The people have understood the link between grassroots democracy and development, most politicians still haven’t

The two decade detour

#684 ( 6-12 December 2013 )
Nepali voters don’t want politics as usual, in fact they don’t want politics. They want the economy to grow
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