My Republica

CK Lal

The contributor for Republica.

The eagle droppings

Published On: September 25, 2017 12:47 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: September 11, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Indispensable struggle

Published On: August 28, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: August 14, 2017 12:45 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: July 31, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: July 17, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: July 3, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Post-reconciliation blues

Published On: June 19, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

The conformist impulse

Published On: June 5, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: May 22, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Cradle of conspiracies

Published On: May 8, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: April 24, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: April 10, 2017 10:47 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: March 27, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: March 13, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: February 27, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

The spirited generation

Published On: February 13, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Published On: January 30, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

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

Rotary of revolutions

Published On: January 16, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

Rudderless due to unawakened masses, Tarai-Madhesh remains almost leaderless even after a decade of the first major upheaval

Life of letters

Published On: January 2, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: CK Lal

How would Buddha Sayami greet Dada when they met in whichever world people pass once life on this planet is over?