My Republica

CK Lal



The neocon specter

October 23, 2017 07:09 AM

Urbanites of asocial media generation may not know or care anymore that the person who made the emergence of Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist—better known by its acronym UML—possible was a lifelong democrat and one of the Nepali Congress triumvirate of 1980s: Ganeshman Singh.

When dreams sag

October 9, 2017 00:45 AM

The surrender of Bhattarai-Dahal duo stole the thunder from the act of Messrs Brijesh Kumar Gupta and Hridayesh Tripathi throwing down their gauntlets into Tinau River

The eagle droppings

September 25, 2017 00:47 AM

Contrary to the popularly purveyed plot that the US works in tandem with India, Washington has always treated Kathmandu as important observation post in South Asia in its own right

The Black September

September 11, 2017 01:30 AM

With the grounds of grievances and resentment still intact, the possibility of further uprisings in Madhes can never be ruled out.

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.

The Rawalpindi road

August 14, 2017 00:45 AM

On 70th Independence Day, two cheers to people of Pakistan; much remains to be done to realize Quaid-i-Azam’s dreams

Realm of divertissements

July 31, 2017 01:30 AM

Core issue of public life in Nepal is still Madhes. The longer PEON hides its face, higher will be the price of political avoidance.

When dreamers die

July 17, 2017 01:30 AM

It seems when Mother Goddess is done with formation of the likes of Joshi, She destroys the mould for the fear that too many dreamers may stop the earth from turning on its axis.

The Oliogocal train

July 3, 2017 00:35 AM

Political economy of Oliology is oligopolistic, part of proto-fascist movement that combines xenophobia, chauvinism, communalism and ethno-nationalism

Post-reconciliation blues

June 19, 2017 00:35 AM

Bardia had highest number of enforced disappearances, most of them picked up by the security forces. Their whereabouts remain unknown

The conformist impulse

June 5, 2017 00:35 AM

Why is a section of Madhesi bourgeoisie eager to play on a tilted ground with unreliable rules, partisan linesman, indifferent audience, and unfair umpires?

Over to OBOR

May 22, 2017 00:35 AM

The ‘One Belt, One Road’ is a multifaceted scheme to replace Washington Consensus with Beijing Consensus

Cradle of conspiracies

May 8, 2017 00:35 AM

Judicial activism in political affairs, unless there is a constitutional issue at stake, does little to add to the credibility of the courts

Geopolitical stranglehold

April 24, 2017 00:35 AM

The Madheshis have once again lost their battle of dignity on the geopolitical front. Unfortunately, they can’t even reach out to China

Expressions of subalternity

April 10, 2017 10:47 AM

BHAIRAHAWA. Like other conurbations of the country, settlements along the north-south road connecting the Indian plains with the East-West Highway of Nepal are emerging as centers of consumption rather than production. On a late-March evening, there was a seven-kilometer queue of loaded trucks waiting for their turn to be cleared through the Sunauli-Belahiya customs. Trucks exiting Nepal were invariably empty and moved fast in the opposite direction.

A jangled relationship

March 27, 2017 00:35 AM

The number one priority of the South Block in South Asia is Bhutan. Nepal has to compete with the Maldives for attention

In dark times

March 13, 2017 00:35 AM

The struggle between defenders of Khas-Arya dominance and hegemony and proponents of ethnic equality and Madheshi dignity are likely to be a protracted one

All our daughters

February 27, 2017 00:35 AM

Where are Nepali women in the metaphor of coffins, bakasko bimba, which pervades pathologies of remittance reporting?

The spirited generation

February 13, 2017 00:35 AM

Every change since 1950 has merely been repeated attempts at rekindling the spirit that was snuffed out in the winter of 1960 by a deceitful king

The examined life

January 30, 2017 00:35 AM

The bombast of newly-minted novelists and self-published poets notwithstanding, the literary scene in Nepal is grim