Vault of history XI :The man who captured Singha Durbar

Jails were attacked and prisoners whisked away. Street demonstrations demanding that K.I. Singh be declared the prime minister and Agni Prasad Kharel the home minister were staged. Terror spread throughout the city

Hari Bahadur Thapa

Train to Kathmandu

The major flaw in the popular narrative is that it views Sino-Nepal ties as strengthening Nepal’s position vis-à-vis India and unnecessarily drags China into our bilateral relations with India

Trailokya Raj Aryal

The circular economy is a myth

Recycling has been shown to be a myth: much of the recyclable waste ends up shipped from rich countries to poor communities in middle income countries like Malaysia and Thailand where it is incinerated due to lack of recycling capabilities. (Photo: GettyImages)

Sushma Joshi

Vault of history X :Old habits die hard

Anecdotes about the presence of the Indian advisor and ambassador in Nepal’s cabinet still keep resurfacing. A general perception is that India creates problems in Nepal and then designs formulas to solve them

Hari Bahadur Thapa

Politics is my cup of tea

I began to understand how politics was instrumental in all spheres of life—from determining the cost of food, shelter and clothing, to taxation, development priorities and foreign relations

Sanjeev Dahal

Collective amnesia

The quake seems to have vanished from public memory, but the biggest amnesia can be seen among our officials responsible for disaster risk reduction and preparedness

John Narayan Parajuli

Vault of history IX :The plot thickens

Rumor mills were churning out speculations that the infighting within the Congress was being fueled by Govind Narain and the Indian ambassador, both of whom were trained under the British rule that followed a divide and rule policy

Hari Bahadur Thapa

Free the press

Putting Assange in jail is the equivalent of what the Nepal Police has just done to journalist Arjun Giri, the editor of Tandav Weekly, who was detained and charged under cybercrime law on April 15

Sushma Joshi

Psy ops 2.0

All you got to do is find area studies academics in your country, devise a course and find a willing academic partner in Nepal. This is quite easy, and won’t cost much

Trailokya Raj Aryal

Vault of history VIII : Indian advisor, legitimized

Govind Narain was authorized by King Tribhuwan to oversee Nepal’s governance. As a result, his role was not only widely discussed but had also attracted a bit of controversy

Hari Bahadur Thapa

Disastrous management

While the army and the armed police are there as a last resort, the civilian side needs to get its act together on mitigation and response

John Narayan Parajuli

Vault of history VII : The end of an era

Besides enduring the pain of being the last Rana ruler, Mohan Shumsher also faced many family troubles, and died in Bangalore at the age of 82

Hari Bahadur Thapa

On strategic miscalculation

This miscalculation results from not asking the right questions essential to the country’s survival and well-being

Trailokya Raj Aryal

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