Calling a spade a spade: what is Dr. Shashi Sharma up to?
So where does this leave all of us? Should we all be mere spectators of this brazen subversion of the rule of law and blatant manipulation of the organs of state that were supposed to check such illicit practices?
Jiwan Kshetry -
Zero Hour:The Lord of 'all I survey'
Who is an authoritarian? Somebody who does not have to bother about the opposition and somebody who is the lord of all he surveys: Executive, Judiciary and Legislature
The line of separation of powers, a fundamental principle of democracy vanished, and the democratic practices touched the nadir with Regmi's elevation to the Executive Chief's post while continuing as the CJ.
Yubaraj Ghimire -
Presidential versus Parliamentary system
The need for Nepal’s parties to come together and agree on a constitutional framework has never been more urgent. Without a strong central government, Nepal will be without strong leadership and may become victim to political influence by India or China.
Pitambar Bhusal -
The Power of Money
Those with political nexus gained comfortable access to money, and again used the money to buy political power. The PR system offered only a constitutional means to legitimize this practice.
Tika P Dhakal -
Zero Hour: Political dementia versus people
That all happened in the name of establishing democracy that will 'never be snatched away' from the people. None of the political parties and actors of the day- the NC, Maoists and the UML- realized 'democracy does not create or legitimize a 'dictator' under any pretext or excuse.
Yubaraj Ghimire -
On bed-warmers and wives
A woman's right to do as she pleases with her body is still a largely unknown concept in the world, and in countries like Nepal, the pure-impure dichotomy holds a continued pervasive strength till today. Make no mistake, the situation is not far better in the West as many aid workers and feminists would like to boast (Mary was a virgin after all).
Bidushi Dhungel -
Time to Act
Continued political uncertainty, coupled with the political parties’ inability to institutionalize agendas such as republicanism, federalism and secularism, is likely to lead to a loss of faith among the citizenry in in the progressive agendas raised by the political parties. In such an event, the casualties will be the agendas raised by the larger parties. If they don’t get their act together soon, history will judge them unkindly.
Siddhartha Thapa -
Shifting Educational Gear
Despite the short history of our educational system, Nepalese people have always had a great hunger for knowledge. Credit for the introduction of modern education in Nepal goes to Jung B. Rana, who first established a formal English class for his family after visiting England in 1850.
Ritesh KC -
WHY THE FUSS?
The bitterness with which this issue is being contested between Baluwatar and Shital Niwas has personal dimensions. Yadav and Regmi have mutual dislikes, sometimes bordering into hatred.
Ameet Dhakal -
Universal healthcare is possible
As the second constituent assembly will be convened soon, we are back at the starting block of our development agenda. An abiding desire and concern for us Nepali people has been an equitable and affordable universal healthcare system. Now is the time to deliver.
Kiran Raj Pandey -
What Do WEEE Know?
The 21st century humans are blessed with advanced technological gifts from consumer electronics industry. The recent years have witnessed introduction of various electronic gadgets for entertainment and communication. With rising standard of living, use of electrical household appliances is also increasing. These electrical and electronic equipment, after their lifetime, become obsolete.
Keshav Parajuly -
Will Nepal ever free itself from déplorable bondage?
Today Nepal stands like a paralyzed patient kept in an ill managed hospital unable to be treated by itself simply looking to outside help for its survival. This should be a wake-up call to the entire Nepalese people to get up and prepare themselves not only to exonerate themselves from the shackles of unjust and unequal treaties signed in the past but also start a coopérative and dignified beginning with all the countries specially with its two next door neighbors in order to take the country to a Himalayan height of growth and glory.
Kirti Nidhi Bista -
We are starting Setopati's English edition from today. In less than a year, the Nepali edition has become hugely popular and has won a great following. The trust bestowed on us by our readers has encouraged us to start the English edition.
India, China and Nepal
Now that the dragon has risen and come forward assertively, India says there is nothing like assertive China. This new tendency is an irony of Indian policy in Nepal in recent times and will continue as long as the spooks are in charge of the foreign policy.
Tika P Dhakal -