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Living off the land

#759 ( 22-28 May 2015 )
Nepal’s agriculture was already a disaster even before disaster struck last month

Homeless in Nepal

#758 ( 15-21 May 2015 )
The challenge now is to provide both short-term shelter and long-term housing, mainly in rural areas but also in ravaged urban centres

NEEDED: A MARSHALL PLAN

#757 ( 8-14 May 2015 )
SHORT-TERM: emergency food, medicine and shelter, MEDIUM TERM: Semi-permanent housing, seeds for planting season, LONGTERM: Reconstruction, jobs

Shaking things up

#756 ( 1-7 May 2015 )
What undermined our ability to deal promptly and adequately with search, rescue and relief was first and foremost a failure of politics.

Because it is there

#755 ( 24-30 April 2015 )
The lesson from the Everest tragedy is to spread the benefits of mountaineering to other areas of Nepal and ensure that mountaineering fees go for the welfare of high altitude workers

THE 2072 CONSTITUTION

#754 ( 17-23 April 2015 )
Even for their own self-interest and self-respect, top politicians would do well to end this farce

Belabouring the obvious

#753 ( 10-16 April 2015 )
We doubt the zero-cost agreement between Qatar and Nepal this week will come into force because there is too much money to be made on the blood, sweat and tears of Nepali workers by the politically-connected manpower mafia.

Another lost decade

#752 ( 3-9 April 2015 )
The duration of the post-conflict transition has now lasted nearly as long as the war itself.

Just justice

#751 ( 27 March - 2 April 2015 )
Reconciliation is not possible without truth and justice for the relatives of those murdered and disappeared ten years ago

Delete 'interim'

#750 ( 20-26 March 2015 )
The best solution for now would be to adopt the basic document of the Interim Constitution 2007 and add the agreed bits from the new draft.

Stuck in the mud

#749 ( 13-19 March 2015 )
The reasons for the delay in retrieving the Airbus and passing a new constitution are the same: bad management, lack of contingency planning, blame-throwing, failure of coordination, and a breathtaking inability to understand the gravity of the situation.

Three-fourths of the sky

#748 ( 6-12 March 2015 )
Every day should be International Women’s Day

In an agitated state

#747 ( 27 Feb-5 Mar 2015 )
The opposition may have to go through with its show of force on Saturday, but should try to get it over with minimum fuss to resume negotiations on the constitution.

Lengthening the fuse

#745 ( 13-19 February 2015 )
Nepal’s leaders need to settle their disputes across the table and not on the streets

Clearing the air

#745 ( 20-26 February 2015 )
Efforts to mitigate long-term climate change are well and good, but we need much more urgent efforts closer to home to clean up.

THE ‘F’ WORD

#744 ( 6-12 February 2015 )
If federalism is a fait accompli let’s try to minimise the damage that it will cause

Solutions from within

#743 ( 30 Jan-5 Feb 2015 )
A new constitution still looks iffy, but in Nepal the unexpected is also to be expected.

THE ANTI-CLIMAX

#742 ( 23-29 January )
The obstacle to framing a new constitution is not just federalism. Pushpa Kamal Dahal also needs to ensure he has immunity from prosecution for war crimes and embezzlement of state funds meant for his guerrillas.

The people matter

#741 ( 16-22 January 2015 )
The take-home message from the Himalmedia Public Opinion Survey 2015 is that you can’t fool all the people all the time

Unnatural disaster

#740 ( 9-15 January 2015 )
Earthquakes don’t kill people, weak houses and bad planning do
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