Is religion still an effective political mobilization...

The growing consensus among Nepali intellectuals and the political class is that Hinduism can no more be used as the primary tool of political mobilization in Nepal. The people of Nepal have still less appetite for a return of monarchy

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

The communist movement in Nepal loses its father figure

Budhamagar gets the credit for the birth of the communist movement in Thabang, which was already a Maoist stronghold when the then CPN (Maoist) started its armed rebellion in 1996

Khem Bahadur Budha

The long and eventful political journey of Madhav Kumar...

Before the unification, say those close to him, Nepal’s position in the party was at par with Oli. After it, Oli has systematically weakened his hold on party organizations

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

What can Nepal do about inaccurate reporting on Indian...

Recent news reports on Nepal by Indian TV channels, according to experts, is a serious breach of the journalist code of conduct, and the Press Council of India should thus take action against them

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepali Congress could struggle to honor February convention...

Besides the impact of Covid, constant floods and landsides will make party activities difficult in July and August. Similarly, in the winter that follows, mountainous districts will be covered in snow

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Unstable Nepali polity

The country’s current political leadership has done little to strengthen democratic institutions or to make people believe it is working in their interest. It also seems minded to rely on external actors to protect its reign

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Lack of intra-party democracy contributing to perpetual...

Intra-party rifts have been common in different political parties. And most Nepali prime ministers of the past three decades have paid for their failure to manage the relation between their party and the government / Photo: Reuters

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

India or China?

As India-China ties take a nosedive, Nepal could once again find itself in the unenviable position of being asked to choose between its two equally indispensable neighbors

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepal likely to be asked to pick between India and...

If India-China tensions continue to grow, Nepal could once again be asked to take sides. As per the 1950 treaty, India could inform Nepal about its tensions with China and may seek its support

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Third-generation leaders making waves in Nepali Congress

Perhaps social media is making all the difference these days. Many youth leaders are active in social media, which allows them to gauge public opinion on national issues. They press the party leadership to listen to the people

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

The Gurkha riddle

Can India use the citizens of Nepal, which has traditionally had close and largely problem-free ties with the northern neighbor, to fight the Chinese?

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

How will the pandemic affect BRI projects in Nepal?

Then Ambassador of China to Nepal Yu Hong and Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi sign the BRI MoU on behalf of their respective governments on May 12, 2017 | MoFA

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Prospect of Indo-China war revives Gurkha recruitment...

Recruits from the Indian Army’s Gurkha regiment stand in formation in Sabathu in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on 24 Oct 2002/ Dipak Kumar, Reuters

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

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