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Setting boundaries: Nepal must freeze for next 50 years the number of seats in House of Representatives, National Assembly and Provincial Assembly, by Govind Subedi (rep 26/07/2017)

Who Represents Who?, by Gaurav Ojha (rn 22/07/2017)

Influencing the influencers: Nepal wants and needs a credible political alternative to the existing parties, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 21/07/2017)

Pathology Of Governance, by Mukti Rijal (rn 20/07/2017)

The holy trinity: The leaders of the three biggest parties in the country right now have firmly consolidated their powers and are virtually unopposed, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 20/07/2017)

Geopolitics back to the foreNepal has invested little time in studying geopolitical shifts and their implications for us; the past, Kathmandu chose to deal only with capitals and never gave much thought to  borders and boundaries. Now, it needs to give more consideration to the nation’s frontiers, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 18/07/2017)

Complex forms of injustice: We continue to victimise others when we have the upper hand, by Prashant Sharma (kp 16/07/2017)

Revamping The Political Culture, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 15/07/2017)

Unique Local Governance Model: Nepal does not fit in any of Nico’s criteria set out in his report on a dialogue on comparative local governance system in federations that was published in 2005, by Surya Dhungel (sp 07/07/2017)

Purposely provocative: For leaders in Nepal, India and the US, fanning hate seems to be a universal strategy, by Damakant Jayshi (nt 07/07/2017)

The long road: The dominance of major parties might bring some political stability, but it has its pitfalls (kp 06/07/2017)

Politics of hubris: We have a number of politicians who think election is all about money and muscle, and this ails Nepali politics, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 05/07/2017)

The Oliogocal train: Political economy of Oliology is oligopolistic, part of proto-fascist movement that combines xenophobia, chauvinism, communalism and ethno-nationalism, by CK Lal (rep 03/07/2017)

Gorkhaland And Madhes Movements, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 01/07/2017)

Political symbolism: We will have more symbols to understand and live with in the changing times, by Abhi Subedi (kp 25/06/2017)

Post-2006 dualism: Our institutions have been held hostage by the very nobles, or thulabada, who spearheaded the People’s Movement in 2006, by Sushav Niraula (rep 25/06/2017)

Unnatural encounters: Karki and Comey, as leaders of independent judicial institutions, showed immense courage in the face of huge political pressure, by Ajapa Sharma (kp 21/06/2017)

Quiet riot brewing: The achievements of the Jana Andolan II do not benefit the youth and every day over 1,500 leave in search of better opportunities abroad, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 21/06/2017)

Who is lying? Democracy and federalism can be sustained only in an environment of political trust and transparency; If the govt often feels betrayed by the RJP-N, or the RJP-N finds that the govt ‘misleads’ the public, why can’t they agree to negotiate issues of public importance in the presence of the media, the civil society or the public in general?, by Achyut Wagle (kp 19/06/2017)

Crumbling leadership: A formidable challenge, by Rahul Shah (ht 19/06/2017)

Local politics, national habits: If only a small fraction of those elected manage to shine, local elections will have been a success, by Deepak Thapa (kp 15/06/2017)

Holier than thou: The best thing Bibeksheel Nepali and Sajha Party can do for Nepal is to disengage from politics and offer the country civilian leadership, by Bishal Thapa (rep 13/06/2017)

Democratic deficit: Politicians of Nepal, which has seen 26 government changes in 27 years, must consider themselves lucky, by Meena Bhatta (rep 13/06/2017)

Voice for equality: Nepal’s Female Labor Force Participation Rate is 80 percent. But women have a long way to go achieve gender equality, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 13/06/2017)

Rivalry in high places: Discussing the politicisation of the judiciary and judicialisation of politics in Nepal, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 09/06/2017)

A systemic problem: Ruined roads have become representative of the Nepali condition as a whole, by Pramod Mishra (kp 08/06/2017)

Question of credibility: The Election Commission acting like an extended wing of the government does not bode well for democracy, by Achyut Wagle (kp 06/06/2017)

Today’s Nepal: Peripheral ambiance, by Suresh Chalise (ht 05/06/2017)

Impossible is nothing: Contrary to general impression, public policies in Nepal can be surprisingly effective, by Deepak Thapa (kp 01/06/2017)

Accommodative Leadership Makes Difference, by Mukti Rijal (rn 01/06/2017)

Curse of trilemma: Nepal’s trilemma is reflected in the concentration of all powers in our three major political parties, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 31/05/2017)

The agenda setters: There are four major forces that established the course of Nepal’s political history , by Lok Raj Baral (kp 29/05/2017)

Prachanda’s Exemplary Resignation: For Political Integrity, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 29/05/2017)

Masses on the move: Nepal may join many external initiatives, but without stability and empowerment, it will continue to flounder, by Pramod Mishra (kp 28/05/2017)

Celebrating Tenth Republic Day, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 29/05/2017)

After the elections: Political and bureaucratic actors need to hurry with preps for transition to federalism, by Sachchi Ghimire Karki (kp 25/05/2017)

Elusive decentralisation: Instead of turning Kathmandu into a mega city, we should develop cities elsewhere, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 25/05/2017)

While this local election might not quite be Nepal’s version of a social media-fuelled uprising, it shows Nepali politics is transitioning into the digital age, even if begrudgingly, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/05/2017)

Unleashing Nepal: As the constitution grants local bodies autonomy of governance and oversight, it has the potential to unleash an unprecedented wave of development at the grassroots level, by Mohan Guragain (kp 20/05/2017)

Dark clouds over Asia: Disputes, distrust and an arms race threaten to disrupt economic growth in the region, by Suresh C. Chalise (kp 19/05/2017)

Schools of schisms: The thought seems to be that if difference is unaddressed, it will cease to exist and to shape people’s experiences. That is not so, by Abha Lal (rep 18/05/2017)

What’s new about new politics? Success of new parties depends on the extent to which different communities of interest trust and cooperate with them, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 17/05/2017)

The Politics Of Impeachment, by Meena Bhatta (rn 16/05/2017)

A Century Of Communism In Practice, by P. Kharel (rn 15/05/2017)

The impeachment anarchy: Two high-profile officials responsible for fighting corruption have been labelled with being paagal and bhrasta, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 15/05/2017)

Return to direct democracy: A truly democratic society is a community deeply engaged in local decision-making, by Simone Galimberti (kp 14/05/2017)

Silence period in voting: Local governments should be of, by and for the people, not for the elitist metropolitan dreamers, by Abhi Subedi (kp 14/05/2017)

The lost cause: Democracy gives people the right to choose their leaders. But no system, not even a democratic one, is better than those leading it, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 13/05/2017)

The Fountainhead (of all crises): Nepal’s top political leaders are not just part of the problem, they are the problem, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 12/05/2017)

Does democracy deliver development? The jury is still out over which comes first: economic growth or an open society, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 12/05/2017), From subjects to citizens: Reconnecting Nepalis with a democratic political process, by George Varughese (nt 12/05/2017)

Baggage vs experience: Can the new parties strike a chord with the voters and shake up Nepali politics?, by Pramod Mishra (kp 11/05/2017)

I am the state: It is a matter of surprise that there are some people who think they own the country, by Achyut Wagle (kp 08/05/2017), Impeachment motion has exposed vulnerability of constitutional provision, interview with Bipin Adhikari (kp), Signs of thaw in Parliament’s frosty relations with judiciary (kp 08/05/2017)

Law on political financing: You pay your money; Many anomalies in our political parties can be explained by lack of transparency and accountability in their sourcing and use of funds, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 04/05/2017)

The election blunder: National integration is more important than elections to satisfy the ‘ego’ of certain persons linked to implementing the constitution in its current form, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 01/05/2017)

End the conflict: Political parties have been debating amnesty while making no effort to strengthen the existing justice system, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 28/04/2017)

Who represents the Madhes? Parties that speak and work with people rather than for them can eventually win their hearts and minds, by Pramod Mishra (kp 27/04/2017)

Oli’s follies: His words and actions have been unfair to some groups of Nepalis, including the Christians, by Ramesh Khatry (kp 27/04/2017)

Much ado about nothing: The only positive spin to the whole debacle was that it showed the govt was responsive to adverse public opinion, by Deepak Thapa (kp 20/04/2017)

For a new partnership: Nepal needs a complete transformation of politics if it is to deliver peace and prosperity, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 19/04/2017)

Another way: Nepal’s political elites are engaging in a ‘survival game’ instead of upholding the spirit of electoral politics, by Niranjan Koirala and Atul K. Thakur (kp 18/04/2017)

Hopes for 2074: Nepal stands at the crossroads of becoming Korea; we need to choose whether it’s North or South, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 11/04/2017)

Congress conundrum: Despite Deuba’s potential to be an icon of integrity, his image is gradually turning to that of a ruthless politician, by Achyut Wagle (kp 11/04/2017)

Modernise the military: The country has undergone fundamental changes, and the Army should keep in step, by Binod Basnyat (kp 11/04/2017)

Mixing religion and politics: Some Nepali politicians and parties have been emboldened by the election result in India, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 29/03/2017)

Good political culture: Political parties’ failure to adjust their ideologies, principles and actions could put the country at risk, by Jaya Jung Mahat (kp 29/03/2017)

Cleaning the drainage: Nepal’s development bottleneck is largely due to the behavioural problems plaguing our leaders, bureaucrats and general citizens, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 24/03/2017)

Local Poll Manifestoes: Enhancing Social Accountability, by Mukti Rijal (rn 23/03/2017)

Lies, damn lies and statistical lies: When elections do not reflect the will of the people, they could become a problem in themselves, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 19/03/2017)

Politicisation is necessary: This will ensure a more democratic and transparent governance process and practice, by Jeevan Baniya (kp 17/03/2017)

Question of threshold: A stabilising factor, by Pranav Bhattarai (ht 17/03/2017)

Prestige at stake: Laws need to be made to ensure that competent people are appointed as ambassadors, by Anurag Devkota (kp 17/03/2017)

A better alternative force: It is a challenge for the new parties to reduce the perception that politics is a dirty game and to rekindle hope, by Manavi Poudel (kp 16/03/2017)

Hurtling towards disaster: Politics and discourse seem to have collapsed at multiple levels, rendering even simple solutions impossibly complex, by Pramod Mishra (kp 16/03/2017)

Unchanged power structure: Country’s political problems will be ignored by the ‘aristocratic ruling class’ until its own position is optimised, by Achyut Wagle (kp 13/03/2017)

In dark times: The struggles between defenders of Khas-Arya dominance and hegemony and proponents of ethnic equality and Madheshi dignity are likely to be a protracted one, by CK Lal (rep 13/03/2017)

Erneute Eskalation im Tarai: Die Gefahr des gescheiterten Staates, von Karl-Heinz Krämer (Nepal Observer 38, 10/03/2017)

The ideal transition: There are major obstacles that need to be overcome to avoid prolonging the process, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 07/03/2017)

Uncertainty, not instability: Nepal’s current political problem is an inability to move from a deal-based mechanism to a rule-based one, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 05/03/2017),
Politics of agreement: Announcing polls before resolving disagreements could be a ploy to perpetuate political instability, by Sachchi Ghimire Karki (kp 05/03/2017)

Discourses of Alternative Politics in Nepal, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 04/03/2017)

Politics and Economics of Local-Unit Elections, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 01/03/2017)

Chasing a mirage: Given the myriad challenges, we should hold local polls under the existing structure and gradually adopt the new set-up, by Achyut Wagle (kp 27/02/2017)

Divine motherland: The task of healing and rejuvenating Nepal is long overdue, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 26/02/2017)

Old heads on young shoulders: Student elections have become no more than an extension of the patronage politics on the national stage, by Deepak Thapa (kp 23/02/2017)

Political Bone Of Contention, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 21/02/2017)

Politics And Academics: Challenge Of De-linking, by Mukti Rijal (rn 16/02/2017)

The choice is yours: Short-term Panchayat-era nationalism or long-term vision of Nepal owned by all? The seed of one language, one dress nationalism that Mahendra sowed, KP Oli tries to reseed as the ideological son, by Pramod Mishra (kp 16/02/2017)

Rome wasn’t built in a day: Politics in Nepal is guided by interests, but winning elections will be increasingly hard unless benefits trickle down, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 15/02/2017)

Post-truth narratives: The elite want to regain sway over the bureaucracy by amending the inclusion policy, by Ramesh Sunam (kp 14/02/2017)

Challenging mediocrity, adopting meritocracy: For the big picture to change, it is important for the small pixels to be right, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 14/02/2017)

Sources of instability in Nepal: Only a change in the political system will make progress and development possible, by Hisila Yami (kp 14/02/2017)

Polls over partisan interests: If political parties remain unwilling to give up their respective stances, we might as well prepare ourselves for another round of serious political turmoil, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 11/02/201o7)

CSOs in a loktantrik Nepal: A democratic polity should look for ways to further allow Nepali citizens to fully enjoy their fundamental right to organise, by Pratyoush Onta and Avash Bhandari (kp 10/02/2017)

Executive President For Political Stability, by Mukti Rijal (rn 09/02/2017)

Breaking the threshold: All the making and breaking of post-1990 governments have been due to the big parties, not the small ones, by Deepak Thapa (kp 09/02/2017)

Fake Student Union (FSU): Yes, we need student unions, but they should work for  the students not the vested interests of politicians; It’s about time we had  age limit for our politicians as well. Yes, you have to be 25 to contest general elections in this land but why not have a cut-off age at 65?, by Guffadi (kp 04/02/2017) [satirical and true!]

A critical moment: As Nepal’s economic prospects expand, who benefits and how will depend on the success of its democratic system, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 01/02/2017)

Idea of citizenship: We need to revisit the 1952 Citizenship Act in order to make Nepal a true republic, by Kalpana Jha (kp 31/01/2017)

Debunking a few myths: Nepal was never a buffer state, and China and India prefer maritime routes for trade, by Madan Shahi (kp 29/01/2017)

Whose turn next? The politics of agreement ensures that every person willing to hang on will have his day, by Sachchi Ghimire Karki (kp 27/01/2017)

A nation still in the making: Ethnicity and nationhood need not be mutually exclusive, but Mahendra failed to create a multi-ethnic nation, by Deepak Thapa (kp 26/01/2017)

Anti-intellectualism: a growing menace; Undereducated political leaders in fledgling democracies like Nepal are undermining democracy even before it takes root, by Naresh Koirala (kp 24/01/2017)

Low capital expenditure: Begging for money but not having a plan to spend it is an age-old problem in Nepal, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 17/01/2017)

Margin of error: Nepal should think about adapting to the new global trend of 'responsible' nationalism, by Janak Raj Joshi (kp 10/01/2017)

You are a nationalist too: Those who shaped the destiny of Nepal have been questioned since 2007 political changes and nationalism has been portrayed as a flawed strategy, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 10/01/2017)

Money and politics: Election campaign contributions and political corruption are a threat to fledgling democracies like Nepal, by Neel Kantha Uprety (kp 09/01/2017)

Report at your own risk: Press freedom remains a myth in daily practice despite broad legislative measures, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 08/01/2017)

Interwoven issues and complexities: Mishandling of politics can extend Nepal’s transition phase and deteriorate its ties with neighbours, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 08/01/2017)

Between a rock and a hard place: There might be civil conflict if we drive the constitution on the basis of a resurgent nationalism and refusal to accommodate differences, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 04/01/2017)

US election and Nepal: Trump cannot destroy American democracy, but his success sets a terrible example for struggling democracies like Nepal, by Naresh Koirala (kp 04/01/2017)

Relevance Of Reconciliation, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 03/01/2017)

Possibility of state failure: Democracy in Nepal seems to be floundering due to the sheer folly of our visionless leaders, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 01/01/2017)

Anti-federalists And Hindu Fanatics, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 01/01/2017)

A Rightist Revival Attempt, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 27/12/2016)

Democratising nationalism: Greater the perception of a threat to security, stronger the tendency to push in-group cooperation by excluding others, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 21/12/2016)

After Oliological rush: From the debris of despair, let rays of openness, coexistence and cooperation emerge to light the path to a confident future, by CK Lal (rep 19/12/2016)

Nepal and post-truth: A condition that is ironically being created in America and Europe has become a global phenomenon, by Abhi Subedi (kp 11/12/2016)

The magical, musical chair: What is in store for our nation that is perpetually in transition, one way or another?, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 10/12/2016)

The limits of rhetoric: Oli and his followers have no choice but to negotiate hard with the govt and the Madhesi and Janajati leaders, by Pramod Mishra (kp 08/12/2016)

Faith and politics: Are we going back to times when religion and political power were complementary?, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 06/12/2016)

Together We Stand, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 06/12/2016)

Growth without democracy: Nationalistic triumphalism is more likely to make only a chosen few well off at the cost of others’ interests, by Achyut Wagle (kp 05/12/2016)

An uncertain future: Unfolding events in the country make one doubt that there will be lasting peace, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 04/12/2016)

Seeking another path: If the newly merged RPP decides to support monarchy, it will lose people’s trust, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 04/12/2016)

Power to the people: Contrary to general perceptions, federalism could be a source of stability in Nepal, by Mukesh Jha (kp 02/12/2016)

Can Nepalis think? There are three groups of people in this country—complainers, planners and doers, by Jaya Jung Mahat (kp 29/11/2016)

How we did ii: There were setbacks. But the Nepali peace process kept inching towards its logical conclusion, in a “two steps forward, one step backward” fashion, by Madhu Raman Acharya (rep 29/11/2016)

A decade has passed: If the remaining parts of the peace pact are not executed, new conflict may ensue, by Prakash Bhattarai (kp 27/11/2016)

Smoke and mirrors: Maoist leaders need to work hard to justify their gun-barrel politics against the parliamentary system to the generations to come, by Shreya Paudel (kp 26/11/2016)

The impeachment motion: Reflection of our system; The Lok Man case represents the true face of our political system. It is an attitude that has become our social system. His case represents how this country is run by our politicians, bureaucrats and others, by Gyan Basnet (ht 25/11/2016)

Let’s raise our voices: Corruption and bad management in every sector is leading this country towards ruin, by Angel Sharma (kp 23/11/2016)

Quality Leadership Missing, by Prem Khatry (rn 22/11/2016), Leadership crisis in Nepal: Radical change is needed, by Madhukar Shamsher JB Rana (ht 23/11/2016)

New democratic alternative: Facing crisis; A balanced and successful democratic polity in Nepal’s context would be one that has an inclusive federal structure with a strong executive at the centre. And, we need to build a system that can supersede the flaws of both capitalism and socialism, by Baburam Bhattarai (ht 21/11/2016)

Wrong move: Declaring a public holiday during Mukherjee’s visit has set a very bad precedent, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 20/11/2016)

Double-edged words: Exposure to liberal democratic values of the West does not necessarily translate into a similar outlook among Nepali immigrants; The kind of anti-Madhesi  vitriol coming out of Nepalis in the US during last year’s blockade was but one indication of their illiberalism, as was the silence over KP Oli’s repeated denigration of Madhesis over that period, by Deepak Thapa (kp 17/11/2016)

From clout to rout: The question for Prachanda is whether to worship pahunch, the supreme principle that drives Nepali democracy, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 16/11/2016)

Breaking Information Monopoly: Key To Democratic Governance, by Mukti Rijal (rn 10/11/2016)

Nepalis and nationalism: Nationalism is best demonstrated by our responsibility towards the nation, by Meera Rajbhandari Amatya (kp 06/11/2016)

Frost at the core: One should see the Lokman phenomenon in light of the long-sustained and unscrupulous structure of the Nepali state, by Pramod Mishra (kp 27/10/2016)

Faulty tool: What would have happened if there was a referendum in 2007 on whether to accept the peace deal with the Maoist rebels?, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 25/10/2016)

Come Out Of Machiavellian Politics, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 25/10/2016)

The rightward drift: The majority believe that their identity is threatened by the new narratives of those pushing for change, by Pranab Kharel (rep 20/10/2016) [The dominant groups of male Bahuns and Chhetris are not a majority but a minority constituting not more than 15 per cent of the population!]

Ideological Deviation In Politics, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 18/10/2016)

A peep into public relations: Politicians should be careful not to undermine their public image, which takes years to build, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 16/10/2016)

A Dashain, despite it all: Celebrating the festivities with the squatter community at Thapathali, by Prakash Chandra Timalsena (kp 15/10/2016)

Better bedfellows: We need to work to make coalition politics effective as it looks like it is here to stay, by Jeevan Baniya (kp 14/10/2016)

Politics of exclusion: Lack of inclusion in Nepal’s political parties is a reflection of social realities, by Mukesh Jha (kp 06/10/2016)

Debunking political arguments: According to decentralisation experts, the ideal number of local bodies for a country like Nepal is about 300, by Sachchi Ghimire Karki (kp 05/10/2016)

Mirage of land reform: The Maoists lost their revolutionary zeal after getting a taste of bourgeois comforts, by Kalpana Jha (kp 05/10/2016)

The Nepal saga: That this country has not collapsed thus far is perhaps one of the greatest surprises this world has ever seen, by Devendra Gautam (rep 05/10/2016)

Path to de-democratisation: Enlarging constituencies without reforms in parties is likely to weaken political representation of marginalised groups; The current Nepali bureaucracy is set up in such a way that any political party, other than the NC and the UML, cannot extract services from it , by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 28/09/2016)

Silent and divided: As things stand, most public intellectuals hesitate to take sides even on issues that do not require any ifs and buts, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 28/09/2016), Emerging consensus: The silver lining in the murky skies of Nepali politics is the national consensus at common people’s level, by Aditya Man Shrestha and Dwarika Nath Dhungel (rep 28/09/2016)

Culture of silence: Common people’s ability to speak out against injustices has qualitatively declined over the years, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 18/09/2016)

Point of departure: Nepal should ideally be in a position to take advantage of the increasing competition between India and China, by Achyut Wagle (kp 14/09/2016)

Modest proposal: What does Nepal expect from New Delhi during the prime minister’s upcoming visit? Prolonged instability could invite big-power struggles and Nepal will turn into a theatre of geopolitical games, which will be beyond ournational capacity to manage , by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 12/09/2016)

Doesn’t look good: Nepal’s negative brand value cannot be removed until we correct our systemic flaws; Democracy without the foundation of a system rarely survives, and Nepal is becoming a victim of its demagogic leaders and the constitution made by them, by Aditya Baral (kp 05/09/2016)

Young force: A silent battle continues among political parties to divert the potency of student unions to their advantage, by Abhi Subedi (kp 21/08/2016)

Between the lines: Geo-political realities and Nepal’s overdependence on India make their ties complex, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 19/08/2016)

Rotational Diarchy: A Mockery Of Democracy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 18/08/2016)

Towards a kleptocracy? There are worrying signs that interest groups have hijacked our democracy, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 13/08/2016), The story of a failed revolution: Our common fate is more a result of corrupt, intransigent politicians than wrong systems in play, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 13/08/2016)

Forces For And Against Enforcement Of Constitution, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 11/08/2016)

Politics and the young: The stereotypical image of youth politicians as violent goons needs to change, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 10/08/2016)

Transition cycle: Transition will remain until constitution is amended to address demands of Madheshi forces and remaining tasks of peace process are completed, by Birendra P. Mishra (rep 09/08/2016)

Power games, by CK Lal (rep 08/08/2016)

Unwarranted regression: Broad consensus on federalism is unlikely because if the main issue is settled, what will be left to fight about?, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 07/08/2016)

Never-ending transition: No government has worked on developing a national policy to deal effectively with the past, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Erik B. Wilson (kp 05/08/2016)

Into The Labyrinth Of Political Probabilities, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 05/08/2016)

The Oli syndrome: It’s a tendency to disguise one’s group interest as nationalism and use external fears to weaken internal demands for justice, by Pramod Mishra (kp 04/08/2016)

Consensus in transition: Peace process, by Umesh Kumar Bhattarai (ht 04/08/2016)

Democracy on the edge: UML leaders, including outgoing PM, wanted to create constitutional complexities to prolong their stay in power, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 04/08/2016)

Once foes, now friends: Observers say time to follow politics of conviction, not convenience, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 04/08/2016), Enter Prachanda As PM: The Stakes Are High, by Mukti Rijal (rn 04/08/2016), Protean Government: A Setback To Development, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 04/08/2016)

Dahal’s redemption: Here’s a five-point roadmap for Prachanda to redeem his legacy, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 03/08/2016)

Nepal’s political mess: Unconstrained horse-trading and backstabbing in the ‘game of possibilities’ is likely to continue for a long time, by Naresh Koirala (kp 01/08/2016)

The waiting game: As long as the state indulges in fleecing its people, the country remains in transition forever, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 31/07/2016)

Lost and found in translation: No one would think of Prachanda as being illustrious but that is one meaning of the word, by Deepak Thapa (kp 28/07/2016)

Backtracking On Executive Presidency: Parties Made A Mistake, by Mukti Rijal (rn 28/07/2016)

Political Instability: A Bane For The Country, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 28/07/2016)

Old wine in old bottles: Neither Pushpa Kamal Dahal nor Sher Bahadur Deuba has anything in his records to enthuse Nepalis, by Ramesh Khatry (kp 27/07/2016)

Politics and principles: When a prime minister loses support of Parliament that elected him, he should quit the office immediately, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 24/07/2017)

Perils of questioning federalism: The way forward is not to turn away from the storm of federalism, but to weather its biting winds in anticipation of sunnier skies, by Waris Husain (kp 21/07/2016)

Vision 2030: The generation that will lead Nepal in 2030 will be driven by pragmatism rather than ideologies of the bygone era that consumed their parents, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 21/07/2016)

Hard work needed: The Nepali people have been unnecessarily selective regarding the political system, by Atindra Dahal (kp 17/07/2016)

Words won’t suffice: As long as privileges are not equitably and judiciously distributed among all members of society, those at the top will remain where they are, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 16/07/2016)

Brexit and Nepal: Brexit vote has grave implications for all countries where there is social discrimination by the elite, including Nepal, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep 16/07/2016)

The post-ideology era: Nepali politics has left ideology behind creating space for the development agenda, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 08/07/2016)

How new is Naya Shakti Nepal? Constitution should be neither celebrated nor condemned; we need to implement it, but simultaneously make it more inclusive, by Hisila Yami (kp 12/06/2016)

Nation building: Disgraceful deviation, by Atindra Dahal (ht 09/06/2016)

Honouring the code of honour: Not-so-gentlemanly agreements!, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 07/06/2016)

Nation First, Or Else..., by Prem Khatry (rn 07/06/2016)

Resumption of meetings indicate thaw in relation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/06/2016)

Seven wasted months: Oli's government neither talks with Madheshi parties nor is it keen on improving Nepal's strained relations with India, by David Kainee (rep 06/06/2016) [This has been predictable from the moment when he became PM! But the other so-called leaders are not one iota better!!]

Repositioning Nepal: Nepal has to believe that it is no longer the proverbial yam but an important regional player, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 01/06/2016)

Trilalateral cooperation: We expect India and China to respect our concerns and let us to solve our problems on our own, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp 30/05/2016)

What about class? It appears that Nepali political ideology has already arrived at its Fukuyamian ‘end of history’ when it comes to the economy, by Shreya Paudel (kp 28/05/2016)

A third people’s movement: The Oli regime has begun to show signs similar to those of the waning days of Panchayat, by Pramod Mishra (kp 26/05/2016)

Populist pandering: When leaders see the democratic process as a threat to their functioning and self interest, they embrace populist measures, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 25/05/2016)

Nationalism and its discontents: Challenge of national integration grows as political power becomes centralised and decision-making opaque, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 18/05/2016)

Grinding on: People are fed up with the frequent changes in government without any purpose, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 18/05/2016)

Convergence point: It is vital that our parties have common understanding of national interests despite their other differences, by Geja Sharma Wagle (rep 12/05/2016)

Leveraging diaspora: Given South Asia’s geopolitics, it is becoming more important to engage with the global community, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 10/05/2016)

A case for history: Historical project is critical in that it demands more from the past than the present is willing to concede, by Ajapa Sharma (kp 08/05/2016)

Commitments of New Force Nepal: It’s a political movement that will build on the latest achievements in the realms of knowledge and science, by Baburam Bhattarai (kp 06/05/2016)

Where are the rights? Representatives from the marginalised communities are under pressure to conform to the norms, by Mukesh Jha (kp 06/05/2016)

Modus Operandi Of Government, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 05/05/2016)

Times are different: Nepal’s political stability and national security are of international significance; Political will to amend the constitution to address the legitimate demands of the Madhes-based political parties is required, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 19/04/2016)

New directions: India does not mind connecting with China, but Nepal’s linkages with the Chinese have always been a matter of concern for it, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 19/04/2016)

Triumph of trickery: Ruling Oli-garchy is a continuation of socio-political reality of Nepal where Khas-Arya considers itself to be rightful owner and ultimate defender of purity of nation, by CK Lal (rep 18/04/2016)

Country sans leaders: We have had too many position holders but not a single person who used the position as a platform to exercise leadership, by Hitesh Karki (rep 18/04/2016)

Lessons from Pakistan: A theocratic monolithic system drove a wedge between the state and the people, by Kalpana Jha (kp 10/04/2016)

Mind your own business: Nepali politicians have managed to constantly block long-term socio-economic development of the country, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 04/04/2016)

From right to left and back: Conservatism seems to have become a major force of our times and Nepal is not immune to it, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 12/03/2016)

Money mind: The parties work hand-in-glove with the bureaucracy and business elite to plunder and loot in our kleptocratic state, by Bidushi Dhungel (nt 11/03/2016)

Money Played A Significant Role In Politics, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 08/03/2016)

Politicos with hearts: One way of controlling corruption is by having humanists at the helm; We need them as leaders, administrators and managers, by Uddhab Raj Pandey (rep 25/02/2016)

New Force awakens: Society and the country should give Baburam Bhattarai a chance to change if he wants to, by Janak Raj Joshi (kp 12/02/2016)

Words beyond Oliology: Oliology captures the essence of social tendencies that equates Nepali nationality with Khas-Arya communalism, by CK Lal (rep 08/02/2016)

A web of lies: Politicians should be held accountable for the promises they make to the people, by Surendra Regmi (kp 07/02/2016)

Stale political system: Successive prime ministers have not understood that creating  robust systems and hiring competent teams is key to success, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 05/02/2016)

System upgrade: Nepali citizens are tired of fake democracy that does not benefit the common people, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 31/01/2016)

Story of failure: Government heads in Nepal fail in such a way in such a short span of time that every PM proves to be worse than his immediate predecessor, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 30/01/2016)

A Marxian Approach To Ethnic Problems, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 29/01/2016)

Counting heads: Fixed boundaries do not necessarily create fixed citizenships, by Deepak Thapa (kp 28/01/2016)

Lost spirit of 2036: Intersectionality of class and ethnicity is the need of the day for the Nepali left, by Shreya Paudel (kp 26/01/2016)

Selling patriotism: King Mahendra started the patriotism game to enrich his henchmen; PM Oli is using the same to benefit his coterie, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 25/01/2016)

Hail Comrade Premier: The Pahadi Rights Defenders protesting against the so-called Indian Blockade failed to contemplate over absurdities of their own action, by CK Lal (rep 25/01/2016)

Political borders of museums: Narayanhiti museum has become a metaphor of confusions surrounding the change-savvy Nepali politics today, by Abhi Subedi (kp 24/01/2016)

Local Democratic Institutions: Key To Political Democratisation, by Mukti Rijal (rn 21/01/2016)

Nepal in crisis: For amicable solution, by Shobhakar Parajuli (ht 21/01/2016)

Psychology of fear forced bureaucrats to seek political protection, interview with Bhojraj Pokharel (kp 18/01/2016)

Demand accountability: Politicians seem to think that governance means ensuring benefits for themselves, by Lal Rapacha (kp 17/01/2016), Crisis to cure: If people do not raise their voices, Nepal will be a hopeless place to live in, by Nav Raj Simkhada (kp 17/01/2016)

Elite-scape: The class of neo-elites and their traditional counterparts are now at the center stage of Nepal’s political economy, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 12/01/2016)

Same old paradigm: Existing political parties have become structurally incapable of reinvigorating ideas, by Pramod Mishra (kp 07/01/2016)

All about education: The fight for people's rights continues after 10 years of abolition of monarchy, two Constituent Assemblies and five proletariat PMs, by Ghanshyam Bhatt (rep 04/01/2016)

Who are we? If we can all rejoice in the richness of our collective cultural heritage, we will all be the better for it, by Deepak Thapa (kp 31/12/2015)

Shifting identities: There is a need to deconstruct the notions of ‘Nepali’ identity and nationalism, by Pramod Mishra (kp 26/11/2015)

Means and ends: All the parties involved in the current conflict need to rise to the occasion and think about the people first, by Anita Parajuli (kp 24/11/2015) [For this, you must exchange the complete political leadership! None of them is of any use!]

What is wrong with us? Mental revolution needed, by Anil Keshary Shah (ht 24/11/2015), Selective reading: It is worthwhile revisiting arguments Morcha has been presenting as keys to resolution of the current crisis, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 24/11/2015)

Seller of dreams: The nation is keen to see Oli implement his plans to make the country self-reliant, by Deepak Thapa (kp 19/11/2015), Nation In Crisis: Oli Needs To Act Promptly, by Mukti Rijal (rn 19/11/2015)

Government’s Policy Of Drift?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/11/2015)

Great Indian Desert: Fear of China is making India act in all kinds of irrational ways, the most recent manifestation of which is economic blockade of Nepal, by Biswas Baral (rep 19/11/2015)

Stand together: The Madhes Andolan is an opportunity for us to push for transparent and inclusive political dialogues, by Umanga Pandey (kp 17/11/2015)

The bigger bully: The crisis in Nepal will not end unless the international community asks India to respect the rights of a landlocked country, by Yogendra P. Paneru (kp 17/11/2015)

Faux patriotism redux: If there are similarities between 1989-90 and now, they seem to have completely escaped Premier Oli and team, by C.K. Lal (rep 02/11/2015)

Flawed discourse: Nepali nationalism is traced by cultural anxiety within the frame of which foreigners conspire to rape mother Nepal, by Sanjeev Uprety (rep 02/11/2015)

Fight or perish: We need leaders who have the guts to do the right thing, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 31/10/2015)

Emerging Discourse On Need Of New Political Force, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 31/10/2015)

Interpreting China: Chinese presence and influence is everywhere but China is not flaunting it, something the Indians like to do in Nepal, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 31/10/2015)

All too confusing: It was impossible to imagine Modi, who charmed us all during his two Nepal visit, would stop us from celebrating Dashain, by Hitesh Karki (rep 31/10/2015)

Betrayal of the knowledgeable: Nepal is where it is not just because of ignorance of the masses, but also the betrayal from the academics, by Pramod Mishra (kp 29/10/2015)

Baburam At The Crossroads: Too Early To Dismiss Him, by Mukti Rijal (rn 29/10/2015)

Self-fulfilling prophecy: It is time politicians stop sacrificing Nepali people for political exigencies, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 28/10/2015)

Der Berg ruft: Die Nepalesen streiten über ihre Identität, die Erdbebennothilfe ist erst einmal zweitrangig, by Adrienne Woltersdorf (IPG 27/10/2015)

The long view: Nepalis are leaving the country because it does not have a favourable environment for work, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 27/10/2015)

Uneasy neighbour: Nepal should learn from the recent turn of events and redefine its relationships with other countries, by Gyan Basnet (kp 27/10/2015)

Beyond just voice: A stronger civil society could provide constructive  solutions to the country's political problems, by Prakash Bhattarai (kp 27/10/2015)

Internal medicine: Nepal should first set its house in order and then reassess Nepal-India relations, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 26/10/2015)

Lay it on the table: Bhattarai has embarked on a public relations campaign, but his goals are not clear, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 20/10/2015)

Leadership void: And other shortcomings, by Anil Shah (ht 19/10/2015)

No end in sight: The path taken by the ruling elites is likely to exacerbate the current crisis, by Saket Thakur (kp 16/10/2015)

State Restructuring In Nepal: Issues And Problems, by Mukti Rijal (rn 15/10/2015)

Flawed charter: Our suboptimal performance as a nation and an economy is due to the policy of exclusion practiced by ruling elites, by Avinash Gupta (rep 15/10/2015)

Rule of the few: Even after repeated struggles for democracy, all that Nepal has is kleptocracy, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 11/10/2015)

Matter of trust: Inability of the political parties to rise above party politics has lead citizens to lose faith on the government and its institutions, by Meena Bhatta (kp 04/10/2015)

Historical ties: How do regional politicians and scholars look at the history of Nepal in postcolonial South Asia?, by Abhi Subedi (kp 04/10/2015)

Bhattarai draws flak as he bats for socialism: The former prime minister says he needs to unlearn what he has learnt in 40 years (ht 03/10/2015)

Errors and lies: The three major parties have failed the litmus test to lead a multicultural country, by Pramod Mishra (kp 01/10/2015)

Several jurisdictions overlap in new statute: The constitution needs either new acts and regulations or amendment in the existing legal provisions before it could be fully implemented, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 01/10/2015)

Distrust and dialogue: In times of political polarisation, defining groups in opposition to each other can create further rift, by Ajapa Sharma (kp 13/09/2015)

Madhesh maligned: The thrust of the draft constitution could have been no different had it been proposed by erstwhile Rana rulers or Panchayat supremacists, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 01/09/2015)

Opening act: The constitution must include all elements of participatory democracy to be acceptable to the majority, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 10/08/2015)

The farcical circus: The "clowning glory" of the draft statute is the midnight settlement over federal boundaries, by C.K. Lal (rep 10/08/2015)

Six int’l firms vie for national ID card project (kp 06/08/2015)

Our syndicate raj: The ills of governance result from the unaccountability in our electoral politics, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 31/07/2015)

Redraft the Constitution: Guarantee people’s sovereignty, by Madhukar Shamsher JB Rana (ht 21/07/2015)

Native aliens: The message is clear: Men own this country; Women had no place in Nepal in the past and they will have no place in Nepal in the future, by Anjali Subedi (rep 09/07/2015)

Drafting challenges: Without the committed intervention of citizens and political parties this draft will pose huge long-term problems, by Seira Tamang (kp 03/07/2015) A sub-optimal draft: The 601 CA members must arise to correct the draft constitution so that it reflects the values of the times, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 03/07/2015)

Lost in translation: The term ‘republic’ in Nepal pertains mainly to the symbolic sphere and makes dubious reference to the French Revolution, by Gérard Toffin (kp 19/06/2015

Building bridges: Political parties can still redeem their image by participating in reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 07/06/2015)

Rubble and realpolitik: The republican government of Nepal has set a bad example for the people, b y Atul K. Thakur (kp 07/06/2015)

Universal Social Protection: Fiscal Space And Sustainability, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 27/05/2015)

Three things we learned: This past year, the continuing significance of language, inclusion, and geopolitics were made apparent, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 15/04/2015)

Third Force And The Labour Of Sisyphus, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 20/03/2015)

What people want: Political agendas espoused by the parties do not necessarily reflect the people’s priorities, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 25/02/2015)

Political avatars: The current political imbroglio can be attributed to rivalries within parties as much as between parties, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 24/02/2015)

Writing it wrong: Representation and inclusion, agendas of Janaandolan II, have been seriously undermined by the NC-UML coalition, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 24/02/2015)

Youth of the nation: Nepal and Estonia re-established democracy around the same time, but while Estonia took a digital route, Nepal remains stuck in the past, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 20/02/2015)

Common Man And Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 19/02/2015)

Conflict theories and Nepal: No rational thinking, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ht 11/02/2015)

Misplaced priorities: The present turmoil is all about power-sharing rather than a real fight for an all-inclusive constitution, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 23/01/2015)

Psychopathy And Politics In Nepal, by Kedar Maharjan (rn 22/01/2015) [see part 2 (23/01/2015)]

Paradigm shift: Without a fundamental shift in the way politics is approached, it is difficult to see a new constitution, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 19/01/2015)

Parties' Flawed Stances And Failures, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 19/01/2015)

More of the same: We Nepalis desperately need some positive experiences to believe in ourselves and in our future, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 26/12/2014)

Nepal’s backwardness: People’s apathy is to blame, by Mukul Sharma (ht 26/12/2014)

Playing the shame game: The same handful of ‘leaders’ are jockeying in the back rooms for political, and personal, gain at the expense of nearly 30 million people, by Marty Logan (nt 26/12/2014)

Elites without etiquette: Nepal’s elites need to teach their children the value of time, significance of discipline, and importance of environment, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 21/12/2014)

Unproductive peace: Eight years since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006, political leaders have little to show, by Subindra Bogati (kp 16/12/2014)

21st century constitution: Whatever happens on January 22, 2015, it is certain that it will end up drafting a constitution that could just as well have been crafted on January 22, 1815, by Bishal Thapa (rep 16/12/2014)

Researching peace: Without explicit educational and empowerment functions, the state-building process cannot succeed, by Yogendra P. Paneru (kp 14/12/2014)

Two roads diverge: By now, all parties know the limitations and possible points of compromise on contentious issues of the new constitution, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/12/2014)

Silence of foxes: For the Pink Pretenders of supposedly Marxist-Leninist variety, KP Oli, the presumptive power behind throne of Premier Koirala, is the rock of stability, by C.K. Lal (rep 08/12/2014)

Hybrid delusions: Democracy is a fine mantra but what really matters to international community is regime stability in chronically conflict-afflicted countries, by C.K. Lal (rep 24/11/2014)

Welcome to Nepal: What stings is that as they talk about meaningful regional cooperation, these politicians have absolutely no vision of how to shape the Nepal they inherites from the 2006 revolution, by Biswas Baral (rep 22/11/2014)

Call of revolution: It is important to bring about national transformation through small political processes, not big revolutions, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 19/11/2014)

A middle way: Retention of current administrative territory in designing federal units could mean the preservation and extension of the domination of the high hill castes, by Krishna Hachhethu (kp 04/11/2014) [The most outstanding article on federal issues in recent time!!!]

Out with the old: The Westminster model is not appropriate for Nepal; it needs a new governance system, by Mukunda Prasad Neupane (kp 04/11/2014)

Democracy in danger: The establishment remains untouched by the change that swept the nation eight years ago, by Dipendra Jha (kp 28/10/2014)

Slow pushback: The failure of the political parties to reach consensus is providing regressive forces with a platform to mount a comeback, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 28/10/2014)

Last chance: Nepali constitutional process is at a point where any delay might mean we will never get a constitution through the CA, by Biswas Baral (rep 23/10/2014)

Failing Consensus Efforts And Rising Doubts, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 20/10/2014)

Interregnum Deepens, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 19/10/2014)

Making Sense of Political Nonsense, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 18/10/2014)

Hurdles In Constitution Writing, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 17/10/2014)

The schizophrenic polity: Perhaps Madheshi activist CK Raut is the lone political detainee in the country; but nobody would know that from media reports, by C.K. Lal (rep 13/10/2014)

On wrong foot: NC and UML don't have the constitutional authority to draft the constitution though the CA, by Shankar Limbu (rep 13/10/2014)

Playing for time: Nepalis might tolerate a delay in constitution promulgation if only the parties could ensure minimum governance, by Uddhab Pyakurel (kp 09/10/2014), Constitution Writing: No Alternative To Collaboration, by Mukti Rijal (rn 09/10/2014), Why Is Consensus So Elusive?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/10/2014)

Favouring a chief executive: Given the fraught history of parliamentary democracy in Nepal, it would be wise to opt for a directly-elected chief executive, by Mukti Rijal (kp 07/10/2014)

End of government: With the free market fundamentalists at the helm, expect market monopoly and misrule to get worse, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 01/10/2014)

Restraining privilege: Nepal can learn lessons from Rwanda, which has built a culture of shunning privilege, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 30/09/2014)

Democracy, Nepali-style: Leaders are happily reneging on their grand promises to the Nepali people (kp 29/09/2014)

Are we heading towards disorder? Political faultlines, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (ht 16/09/2014)

Unsuitable model: The Westminster model of parliamentary democracy will only work in a homogenous population, by Yogendra Paneru (kp 14/09/2014)

Deficiency of Democratic and Development Philosophies, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 12/09/2014)

Model Of Constitution Writing: Liberal Constitutional Approach Obscure In Nepal, by Mukti Rijal (rn 11/09/2014)

Nepali Leadership: Vowing to Remain the Same, by Prem Khatry (rn 02/09/2014)

The respectability trap: The time-tested way of putting the downtrodden in its place is to blame the advantaged of the community for the bacvkwardness of the rest, by C.K. Lal (rep 01/09/2014)

Politics, Power And Politicians: An Unholy Alliance Against Local Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 28/08/2014)

Of politicians and generalsThe hubris of Nepali politicians lies in their failure to understand the concept of representation, by Abhi Subedi (kp 24/08/2014)

United we stand: A national unity government is looking like the only real alternative to facilitating the constitution-drafting process, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/08/2014)

Wake up: No one forced government leadership on the ailing NC leader and he must have had an inkling of the pressures of the job, by Biswas Baral (rep 14/08/2014)

A culture of democracy: Local elections are essential to instilling democratic norms and values among the citizenry, by Seema Pandey (kp 12/08/2014)

Obstacles ahead: Lack of knowledge among our political leaders on vital constitutional issues is a major reason for delay in new constitution, by Prakash Bhattarai (rep 12/08/2014)

Study in contrast: A society indoctrinated in left ideology that has no understanding of democracy might withdraw from democratic process and view the whole process as anarchical, by Mukul Sharma (rep 06/08/2014)

“Everyone forgot us”: The revolution that was supposed to liberate his community from oppression devoured Ram Ratan Chaudhari’s family, by Tufan Neupane (nt 01/08/2014)

Nothing about us, without us: The right to equality of gender and other minorities is under threat from a regressive state, by Sunil Babu Pant (nt 01/08/2014)

Social Democratic Prospects, by Dev Raj Dahal (sp 25/07/2014)

Promises to keep: The NC-UML coalition must stick to its self-imposed deadline of finishing the constitution by April, by Anurag Acharya (nt 25/07/2014)

Full circle complete: NC and UML are at the helm again; They have no obligation to act differently than they did during the free-for-all 90s, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 24/07/2014)

Failing State, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 19/07/2014)

Loktantra blues: History shows that governments often make laws to punish those who speak or write freely, by Abhi Subedi (kp 13/07/2014), Good samaritans: The country needs a Civic Responsibility Act to increase the moral responsibility of Nepali society, by Seema Pandey (kp 13/07/2014)

Shoddy Constitutional Exercise: Will Ek Thaan or Ek Thangno Emerge?, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 11/07/2014)

The generation gap: Nepal’s ageing political leadership is running out of time in more ways than one, by Trishna Rana (nt 11/07/2014)

Politics of reinstitution: The revolution in 19951 was subverted, reformation of 1990 rescinded and revolutions between 2006 -2008 proved to be stillborn, by C.K. Lal (rep 07/07/2014)

Illusion and reality: Will federalism really bring an end to discrimination on 'class, caste, language, sex, culture, religion and region? Experts do not think so, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (rep 05/07/2014)

Suu Kyi and democratic socialism: Will her suggestions bear fruit?, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 25/06/2014)

Flaws In The Citizen’s Charter, by Thaneshwar Bhusal (rn 18/06/2014)

Unequal nation: Generous budget allocations for marginalised regions, gender and social groups can pave way for a smoother transition, by Arjun B. Kumal (kp 17/06/2014)

Nepal and capitalism: It is time to begin on an interdependent and expansive path to a developed, socially just and less dependent capitalism, by Chaitanya Mishra (kp 10/06/2014)

Imagined divide: When it comes to federalism, identity and capibility cannot be either/or bases, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 09/06/2014)

Midyear misgivings: Voices of reformation and restructuring of the state have turned into a whimper for 'development', a term turned upon its head for pacification of newly-freed colonies, by C.K. Lal (rep 09/06/2014)

Still relevant: BP Koirala advocated for a decentralized economic democracy for the working class, by Pradip Prasad Koirala (rep 29/05/2014)

Convictions and Modi-fications: Opinion-makers must now firmly state their positions on republicanism, federalism and secularism, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 23/05/2014)

Badly begun, half lost: Resolving disputed constitutional issues will require engagement in good faith by major party leaders, by Deepak Thapa (kp 22/05/2014)

Gerontocracy vs. Juvenocracy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 22/05/2014)

Shape of things to come: Nepal’s future political course will be shaped by sedimentations taking place within each of the major political forces, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 16/05/2014)

Freedom and equality: The greatest danger for Nepal is tabula rasa politics - the intention of rebuilding the country from scratch, by Gérard Toffin (kp 06/05/2014)

Pathways to power: A healthy pre-electoral alliance with a long-term vision has never been tried in Nepal, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 27/04/2014)

The middle way: Unless we find moderates on all sides, we are likely to see a repeat of the first Constituent Assembly, by Deepak Thapa (kp 24/04/2014)

The year of puppeteers: All that foreign ministry has is ambition of pursuing "economic diplomacy", a euphemism for selling more passports and finding new labor markets, by C.K. Lal (rep 14/04/2014)

Tracking the transition: Track II diplomacy supports a collaborative process of peacebuilding and expedites development, by Yogendra P. Paneru (kp 06/04/2014)

A question of leadership: What intellectual and moral credentials do our leaders have to meet Nepal’s formidable challenges?, by Pramod Mishra (kp 03/04/2014)

No solution: As cases of suicide continue to rise, it is important to recognise warning signs and take immediate action, by Ashmita Bhattarai (kp 30/03/2014)

Entrenched politics: Ruling parties must focus less on bickering and more on constitution writing and development, by Madhav Karki (kp 25/03/2014)

Halted, national ID card project out of gear (kp 24/03/2014)

Public Disillusionment About Politics, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 23/03/2014)

Words Should Be Turned Into Deeds, by D.M. Thapa (rn 21/03/2014)

Power within: Policymakers need to create a favorable environment to realise Nepal’s multiple potentials, by Daman Bhadur Ghale (kp 20/03/2014)

Fault lines: Corruption, criminalisation of politics and ethnic injustice continue to present serious problems, by Pramod Mishra (kp 20/03/2014)

Politics of cartels: Political parties have become much too powerful not only for health of the people but also the health of the society and nation, by Chaitanya Mishra (rep 19/03/2014)

Institutionalising democracy: The new constitution must be partly a peace agreement and partly a national legal framework for federal governance, by Surya Dhungel (kp 18/03/2014)

The deep state strikes back: These are lean times for those who had hoped for a radical transformation of the state, by Daulat Jha (kp 12/03/2014)

Goals for the future: What Nepal needs is a constitution, local elections and economic development, by Jimmy Carter (kp 09/03/2014)

One last chance: The NC and UML are still acting like adversaries, casting doubt on whether a a constitution will be written in a year, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 09/03/2014)

Fervent revolution: Modern revolutions, including Nepal's Maoist insurgency, are essentially religious in origin, by Gérard Toffin (kp 05/03/2014)

Restoration of plutarchy: Status quo, no matter how enlightened, often degenerates into plutarchy that fuels the fire of insurgency sooner or later, by C.K. Lal (rep 03/03/2014)

Presidential prerogatives: Both the President and Prime Minister must respect their roles as outlined in the Interim Constitution, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 21/02/2014)

The architecture of democracy: Indigenise Nepal’s polity by addressing the birth defects this Constituent Assembly has inherited from the previous one, by Bihari K. Shrestha (nt 21/02/2014)

Will Nepal survive? How would Nepal survive the loss of its national emblems, Sagarmatha and Gautama Buddha?, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 20/02/2014)

Let us be: The international community should not distract the CA members with seminars and study tours, by Binod Sijapati (kp 11/02/2014)

Sense of balance: The fresh mandate of the elections must be kept in mind while taking ownership of decisions of the last CA, by Shyam Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 11/02/2014), A New Beginning?, by Shyam K.C. (rn 11/02/2014), Predicting the unpredictable: If the formation of the government alone proved to be such an uphill task, imagine the drafting of the constitution, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 11/02/2014), Unity of purpose: We need to establish a tradition of the largest party forming government but with full backing of major parties in case of no confidence motion, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 11/02/2014)

Quest for more: Despite the gloomy political state of affairs, there is a growing sense of hope in the Nepali people, by Abhi Subedi (kp 09/02/2014)

Blood over water: The consequences of the Madhesi parties’ nepotism in selecting PR candidates will manifest in the next election, by Dipendra Jha (kp 05/02/2014)

Parliamentary perversions: Systemic perversions in parliamentary democracy cannot ensure political stability and legitimacy, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 05/02/2014)

The to-do list: People are frustrated by narrow personal interests of leaders, their hypocracy and expedience, and deteriorating quality of leadership, by Bhagirath Basnet (rep 05/02/2014)

Too much politicking: Constitution-writing suffers, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 05/02/2014)

Country on autopilot: There must be some meaning and advantage to Nepal being a country with a historically evolved land frontier, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 31/01/2014)

The great unknown: Supposed influence of foreigners has become a handy tool for politicians to discredit legitimate demands, by Deepak Thapa (kp 30/01/2014)

Alarming signs: The state failure in health and education sectors signals the beginning of state failure, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 30/01/2014)

Imagined territories: Adivasis/Janajatis must prevent political parties from exploiting their culture to gain power, by Gérard Toffin (kp 28/01/2014)

A need to argue: Without serious, constructive engagement and critique of ideas, democracy can lead to stalemates, by Pramod Mishra (kp 23/01/2014)

Day Of Reckoning, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/01/2014)

Freedom as development: Forms of freedom are not only primary ends of growth and development but also its principal means, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 19/01/2014)

Sense and insensibility: The challenge before the new CA is to make sure all Nepalis feel welcomed by the state, by Deepak Thapa (kp 16/01/2014)

The Case Of Failed Political Governance, by Mukti Rijal (rn 16/01/2014)

Discarding darkness: Seeing through the dust of the political sphere needs transparency, accountability, meaningful democracy, by Seira Tamang (kp 14/01/2014)

Election and beyond: The new CA must put an end to the protracted transition by writing a constitution in time, by Gopal Krishna Siwakoti (kp 14/01/2014)

Diagnosing governance: Despite commitments from political parties and successive governments, the state of governance remains poor, by L.S. Ghimire (kp 14/01/2014)

Sinkholes Of Loktantra, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 10/01/2014)

Like for like: We are selfish, amoral and greedy people and we have got the political leaderships that we deserve, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 07/01/2014)

The YES outbreak: Ambiguities of democracy and certainties of conservatism make for a fissile political system; Wether it implodes, explodes or gets diffused will depend largely upon the "outside forces", by C.K. Lal (rep 06/01/2014)

Fulfilling Mandates And Tasks Local Election Is The Key, by Mukti Rijal (rn 02/01/2014)

Revisiting the debate on federalism, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 01/01/2014)

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