My Republica

Bishal Thapa



Aid is failing Nepal

December 4, 2018 01:30 AM

The delivery mechanisms for development aid are financing the monopoly of the state and crowding out change agents

Why CIAA must close

November 20, 2018 01:30 AM

The Prime Minister must be held directly responsible for all the public sector corruption that occurs and be given the authority to end it

Can “sorry” lead to lasting peace?

October 31, 2018 01:30 AM

Without an admission that violence may not have been necessary, there can be no repentance or apology and, therefore, no reconciliation

Without a Nepal

October 16, 2018 01:30 AM

The State of Nepal is failing even before it has got a chance to get off the ground, it is crumbling under the weight of expectations and aspirations it has itself unleashed

Crisis of imagination

October 2, 2018 01:30 AM

In the 21st digital century, Nepal must do better than imagining that bull shit (manure) will “accelerate financial, industrial and social growth”

Prachanda’s plans

September 18, 2018 01:30 AM

An imaginary set of ideas to help Prachanda, his government and broader political leadership complete the economic part of the unfinished revolution

Illusions of cheap solar

September 4, 2018 01:30 AM

Policy makers must offer a clearer set of regulations on solar for Nepali consumers to benefit from the significant reductions in the costs of solar power being achieved elsewhere

Capitalism for communists

August 21, 2018 01:30 AM

Nepal’s elusive economic transformation will come by opening the economy to encourage new enterprises that can afford to take risks and suffer failures

Hydro is dead

August 7, 2018 01:30 AM

Nepal must shake off its curse of hydro and move to a 21st century energy strategy that is in sync with evolving trends, technological change and regional context

The general’s seduction

July 24, 2018 01:30 AM

The generals who believe that the army should be building national infrastructure should also know that honey-trap seduction is the most basic strategy in any military playbook

Economic revolution

July 10, 2018 01:30 AM

The communist transformation of Nepal enters its final phase with a battle against the concentration of wealth and private sector businesses

Learning from Sipradi

June 26, 2018 01:30 AM

The confluence of policy, business and development aid has created opportunities for short-term profiteering rather than building the basis for lasting progress

Realizing energy potential

June 12, 2018 01:30 AM

Nepal’s approach to developing its hydro-power for export to India appears to have missed the larger context of India’s developments

Misreading Nepal

May 29, 2018 01:30 AM

As Nepal leans further toward China, not just politically, but also socially and economically, India may be left wondering why its narrative is failing in Nepal

Business failures

February 20, 2018 01:30 AM

What’s now holding up economic progress? Why do we not yet have a real prospect for improved livelihoods?

Open letter to Bibeksheel

February 6, 2018 00:21 AM

Don’t be disappointed that you did not secure enough votes and seats in the recent elections to become a national party. Setbacks are often a springboard to success. I hope you can summon the courage to overcome this setback as well.

Open letter to Rabindra Mishra

January 23, 2018 01:30 AM

Nepal needs Rabindra Mishra as a leader of civil society, not a politician. A civil society leader is a thankless job but you will have a real chance to bring change.

Year of hope

January 9, 2018 00:39 AM

Our vote wasn’t a statement for or against India. It wasn’t a statement for or against China. It was a vote for hope

Christmas Carol for Deuba

December 26, 2017 01:30 AM

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba may want to take refuge in ‘‘A Christmas Carol’’ after a crushing defeat in the elections.

Making India relevant

December 12, 2017 01:44 AM

India’s traditional sphere of influence in Nepal, based on cultural, religious, social and political ties which bound the two states, is fraying. How did this happen?