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Bimal Pratap Shah

The contributor for Republica.

Tragedy of the Commons

Published On: October 9, 2021 08:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Coffee consumption, overfishing, plastic pollution, and groundwater overuse are some of the examples of the “tragedy of the commons.” Humans drink over two billion cups of coffee every day contributing to habitat loss that has endangered 60 percent of plant species. Similarly, overhunting and overfishing will likely push many species to extinction.

Deus in Machina

Published On: August 27, 2021 11:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Silicon Valley has digitized everything but religion. Will that change in the future?

Revolution in digital age

Published On: October 1, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

There will first be a few revolutionaries, who are joined by hundreds of thousands then supported by millions. It happens without a central leadership and starts on the Internet

Fragment of the future

Published On: August 29, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

People love Karl Marx for his coruscating classics The Communist Manifesto and Das Capital.  The former he co-authored with Frederic Engels in 1848 formed the basis for the communist movement around the world. They argue capitalism will inevitably self-destruct to be replaced by socialism. The latter, published in 1867, explores the origins, development, and inner workings of the capitalist system, but also extols socialism.

Paradigm is shifting

Published On: August 15, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

In the New Digital Age, the clash of the old and new paradigms and the ever-growing complexity in the globalized world has created chaos in the market system

Code will be the government

Published On: August 6, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

There is a need for one monopolistic fast-learning artificial intelligence holistically ruling the planet. With AI, it will be possible for one entity to govern all countries

Nepali Congress 4.0

Published On: February 13, 2019 03:11 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

In 1990, Nepali Congress mistakenly chose neo-liberalism overlooking the ideology of socialism suggested by B P Koirala.

Watch your democracy

Published On: December 20, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

If the stalwarts of Nepali democracy are not vigilant, authoritarian forces will likely suspend our democracy once again

The rebel queen

Published On: May 17, 2018 12:40 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Jind Kaur was truly a brave soul. Till the end she did everything possible to free Punjab from the British rule.

Autobiography of Jogi

Published On: April 15, 2018 02:00 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

British government was not in favor of Pushkar Shah leading the China mission. They thought British interests would not be served with Shah as Nepal’s PM

Nepal’s philosopher kings

Published On: February 25, 2018 12:34 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Can K P Oli become Plato’s philosopher Prime Minister and save Nepal from dystopian doom?

Paradise lost

Published On: January 11, 2018 12:36 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Nepal is now a democratic country, but not the enlightened one envisioned by Buddha and Prithivi Narayan Shah

Robotic perfection

Published On: December 17, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Can the communist alliance’s new administration prepare Nepal for new digital age and era of self-driving vehicles?

Quiet riot brewing

Published On: June 21, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

The achievements of the Jana Andolan II do not benefit the youth and every day over 1,500 leave in search of better opportunities abroad

No-rule roads

Published On: April 26, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

We have reached a point where the total length of vehicles in Kathmandu, laid end to end, is greater than the length of its roads

It’s the robots, stupid

Published On: March 1, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

With the Robot Age on the horizon, representative democracy that we have now in Nepal will be replaced by direct democracy

Citizen democracy

Published On: October 24, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

I believe Nepal can learn a thing or two from Finland and start adopting direct democracy.