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From The Kathmandu Post (02 January, 2015) The focus must be on maximising value and distributing largesse on everything Nepal does When I interviewed Sir Edmund Hillary in 1987, he made a striking comment, that “the impecunious, too, have a right to travel and enjoy the Himalaya .” I found myself unable to agree completely;
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From The Kathmandu Post (19 December, 2014) Complex social conflicts loom, unless Nepal creates jobs for returning migrants from India and overseas Ever greater numbers of Nepali citizens are going overseas for jobs at the lower levels of the labour chain. Citizens are driven out by a lack of cash and job opportunities at home,
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From The Kathmandu Post (05 December, 2014) Predicament of Pushpa Kamal Dahal and fears of ‘Madhesbadi’ leaders stand between us and constitution The public is exasperated with the uncertainty and insecurity it has had to live with since the end of the conflict in 2006, a period of suspended animation in the company of an
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From The Kathmandu Post (21 November, 2014) Recalling Kathmandu Valley’s historical links with the rest of South Asia There is an icon available in Kathmandu Valley that all of the colonised Subcontinent could utilise as its connection to a shared past. It is in the nature of South Asian regionalism that the memory of this
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From The Kathmandu Post (07 November 2014) Kathmandu is uniquely situated to help define regionalism in South Asia, but we need to focus The Saarc organisation is itself a bit like its 18th Summit happening in Kathmandu in a couple of weeks—outside everyone’s attention until we are forced to pay heed. Not really anyone’s priority
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From The Kathmandu Post (23 October, 2014) The time may have arrived when the professional diaspora can contribute to Nepal’s economic growth As you drive westward from the California t own of Concord on Highway 24 towards Oakland and San Francisco, the road enters a tunnel that takes traffic under the Berkeley Hills. This tunnel
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From The Kathmandu Post (10 October, 2014) Citizens must discuss ensuring pride-of-identity along with socio-economic progress for Madhesi people As constitution writing comes to a head, the biggest stumbling block has been the definition of federalism and within that, the demand for a plains-only province or provinces. With the two largest parties in the Constituent
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From The Kathmandu Post (12 September, 2014) The politics of constitution writing has blocked the fasting Adhikari couple’s search for justice For a country that revels in mostly meaningless feats for Guinness world record recognition, there is one ongoing satyagraha that everyone would rather forget. This is because Gangamaya and Nanda Prasad Adhikari make us
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From The Kathmandu Post (28 August, 2014) While diplomats set the formal agenda, we must use the Saarc Summit to improve Valley’s public spaces The run-up to a Saarc summit is the time to build, spruce up and beautify the host city, like the Olympics, World Cups, Asiads and even something as relatively insipid as
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From The Kathmandu Post (14 August, 2014) A flight-worthy DC-3 aircraft must be brought back to help maintain a crucial link with our modern history The last Douglas DC-3 Dakota aircraft of Royal Nepal Airlines to fly out of Nepal, in 1973, was also the first one to be given the Nepal registration as 9N-AAB
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