Carefully on China

August 31, 2017 01:00 AM

We should have sought to improve ties with China from a position of strength, not gone to Beijing with begging bowl when India decided to tighten the screws.

On scholarship diplomacy

August 30, 2017 01:30 AM

One simple and cost-effective way to promote our soft power is to establish a competitive Nepal Scholarship Fund under the joint jurisdiction of our foreign and education ministries.

Revitalizing SAARC

August 30, 2017 01:00 AM

First challenge for SAARC is a weak Secretariat, which was originally designed as an extension of foreign ministries of member states.

Education, not quotas

August 30, 2017 00:30 AM

There is no empirical evidence that better representation in itself empowers women. Women’s quotas are often captured by elites.

Why amendment failed

August 29, 2017 01:30 AM

A constitution amendment bill needs to be judged on whether it is welcomed by domestic constituencies, not on whether it gives ‘face saver’ to outsiders.

Flooded fields

August 29, 2017 01:00 AM

More than 20 districts in Tarai have suffered damages from recent floods and agriculture has been worst-hit.

Europe, unite

August 29, 2017 00:30 AM

It is not enough to say, “We are all from Barcelona.” We must rather learn to say, “We are all Europeans”.

Indispensable struggle

August 28, 2017 01:30 AM

The last group to shed its political clothes and jump into the electoral fray wholly naked is newly-fashioned Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal.

Allure of oceans

August 28, 2017 01:00 AM

Most representatives of other UN states raise their eyebrows when landlocked countries show an interest in oceans.

Insights into India

August 28, 2017 00:30 AM

Thakur is an optimist and believes Indian democracy will become more progressive the more unsettled it is.