| Feb 27, 07 10:32 AM | Comments (0)

'Complex Equilibrium' Needed Among Elites

The constitutional process in Nepal has to build a complex equilibrium among elites, says International Crisis Group, the Brussels-based crisis monitoring group.

| Feb 23, 07 09:48 PM | Comments (0)

Expect Ups and Downs in Any Peace Process: Martin

The first stage of registering Maoist combatants and their weapons is complete, says IAN MARTIN, personal Nepal representative of UN Secretary General.

| Feb 23, 07 01:51 PM | Comments (2)

Monarchy in Existential Crisis

Talking monarchy may be unpopular these days in Nepal, but a true democracy deserves more than a “spiral of silence,” says RABIN CHITRAKAR.

| Feb 18, 07 08:47 PM | Comments (3)

Prevailing Situation Compelled Takeover: King

Politically powerless but culturally eminent, King Gyanendra, in a Democracy Day message, for the first time publicly accepts moral responsiblity for the rights and wrongs of his 15-month direct rule.

| Feb 18, 07 12:34 PM | Comments (3)

Book Review: Reading Desai’s Loss as a 'Nep'

Yet another review of Kiran Desai’s widely reviewed book Inheritance of Loss. But this one is by KRISHNA SHARMA, himself a 'Nep' (Desai’s term for Nepali).

| Feb 16, 07 11:42 AM | Comments (1)

FM Competition, not Monopoly

Soon there will be more than 136 FM radio stations in Nepal. And there are already concerns about media monopoly. ARJUN BANJADE says competition, not monopoly, is key.

| Feb 4, 07 09:22 AM | Comments (0)

Better Asian Access, Improved Nepali Freedom

Asia may look still backward in press freedom, but access to independent sources and quality news has increased in the region. Nepal's is a positive example now, says Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

| Feb 3, 07 04:48 AM | Comments (1)

Talking Water, Not Arms Management

If arms management is hot, water management is perpetually cool in Nepal, write RABIN BASTOLA, DEEPTI KHAKUREL and NIRAJ KHANAL. We need a more participatory approach, they say.

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