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Mahabir Paudyal

The contributor for Republica.

Fake news can destroy Nepal's relations with India, China and the US

Published On: July 27, 2020 01:35 PM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

Let me begin with the most recent incident. On July 17,a video showing a youth (said to be a Nepali) being tonsured and forced to shout ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and‘death to Nepal PM’ appeared in social media.  The Indian men, in the video, wrote ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on shaved head of the youth.

Talking Nepal’s health with Dr Bhagawan Koirala

Published On: August 1, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

When Nepali leaders go to Singapore or Bangkok for health examination, they become the subject of huge public criticism. If they improved services in public health institutions, all Nepalis would benefit and they would not have to leave the country for treatment, goes the refrain in our discourse on public health.

As they clash to conquer

Published On: July 11, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

Until Sino-US rivalry drags on, both China and America will try to have Nepal in their fold. How should Nepal respond?

You got to be serious

Published On: June 24, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

How did the Prime Minister who at one time appeared like a deliverer transform into the subject of hate? Why is he becoming the butt of jokes? Why is he losing public trust?

Nepal Investment Summit 2019: ‘Nepal has high potential in emerging market for infrastructure development’

Published On: March 28, 2019 06:46 PM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

KATHMANDU, March 28: Investors have said that Nepal has high potential in an emerging market for infrastructure development.

Rage and reason

Published On: March 28, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

We need to bring around every actor from the plains as well as the hills to agree on some basic fundamentals of citizenship. Otherwise, citizenship debate will prolong indefinitely

Secessionism is dead

Published On: March 17, 2019 02:00 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

The overwhelming rage against referendum that was not even mentioned in the deal with CK Raut is the strongest evidence of how the whole country stands united against secession

Memorializing history

Published On: November 25, 2018 02:00 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

Nepal’s struggle to safeguard independence and march to democracy and federal republic make for hundreds of stories to be told, recorded, filmed and visualized

'America has always stepped up to support Nepal. That's going to continue'

Published On: August 28, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

Alice G Wells is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of the US Department of State.

Tapping into sustainable energy

Published On: March 9, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

“It’s a wonder,” he said, pointing at a small solar device laid on top of a tin roof of a makeshift shed he has been living in for more than two years. Megha Nath, 70, has lived through the darkest and the brightest of times in this village of Bahrabise of Sindhupalchok district, around 90 kilometers away from Kathmandu. “There was a time when there was no source of light. When children had to do homework, they did it during the day,” he said speaking of the ‘dark’ days.

After the fall

Published On: January 24, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

When country watched Dhanaraj Gurung break into sobs in front of television camera while explaining how the party shunned him, people had decided

We have won

Published On: December 11, 2017 12:34 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

These are the celebration times in Nepal, not because everyone is assured of much needed economic development that political parties have promised, and not because Left Alliance has swept federal parliament and provincial assembly elections (the constituent parties of this alliance have been tried, tested and found wanting for the last 20 years).

In memoriam

Published On: November 22, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

When I heard about his passing on November 11, I was not only shocked. I was also troubled that I had failed to meet him again, as I had promised

Only sound and fury

Published On: November 13, 2017 01:28 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

It reeks of hypocrisy when Deuba and his followers say source of threat on democracy lies only in communist camp

Faults of Madhes narrative

Published On: November 4, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

When we talk about sufferings of the hills, why can’t we also talk about the pains of Madhes?

Reviving public education

Published On: October 18, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

From education minister to education secretary to educationists to teachers, no one wants to enroll their children in public schools if they have option of private schools.

Destroying public education

Published On: October 10, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha and his henchmen are responsible for what experts call ‘coordinated murder’ of our public education system. History will not forgive them easily.

Yes, they can

Published On: September 20, 2017 12:31 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

Our major donors should ensure that the funds they contribute to Nepal’s development do not end up in pockets of corrupt politicians

Misreading Nepal

Published On: September 12, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

Nepalis know that they cannot afford to be anti-India but when they witness open Indian meddling they won’t stay quiet either.

With 20 percent weight for ‘geography’, all three regions would have benefitted

Published On: September 7, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

The Constituency Delimitation Commission (CDC) recently presented its final report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. While Madhes-based parties have criticized the report for under-representing Madhes, others argue that it does the opposite: over-represent Madhes and under-represent hills and mountains.