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Kul Chandra Gautam

The contributor for Republica.

Chronicles of memory

Published On: August 10, 2020 09:45 AM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

Satish Prabasi, a Nepali scholar and development professional, has written a fascinating memoir entitled: “Fragments of Memory: A Nepali National’s Reminiscences”. The book chronicles the situation of Nepal in the 1950s and 60s through the life experiences of a village boy who grew up to be an international development expert.

A COVID Challenge for Nepal Army

Published On: May 14, 2020 05:05 PM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

It breaks our hearts to see the plight of thousands of our Nepali compatriots stranded just across our southern border desperately trying to return to their motherland but prevented from doing so, not by any alien power but by their own government.

Pelé beyond football

Published On: June 24, 2018 02:00 AM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

Pele’s example has inspired millions of young people to join the ‘beautiful game’ and contribute to building a peaceful and prosperous world fit for all our children

Musings of a maverick minister

Published On: January 13, 2018 12:50 AM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

The most high-profile action Lalbabu Pandit led as a Minister was his crusade against government officials requiring them to either give up their permanent resident status or quit

Consolidating democracy

Published On: July 27, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

Had there been regular local elections in the past two decades, the self-correcting mechanism of democracy would have thrown out corrupt, non-performing leaders .

Power to people

Published On: July 19, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

Merits and demerits of federalism have been greatly exaggerated by their supporters and detractors alike.

Democracy, revitalized

Published On: July 12, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

I do not see any significant deviation from universally agreed norms of democracy and human rights in Nepal’s constitution.

Impeachment and impunity

Published On: November 9, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

Impeachment of CIAA chief would be an important symbolic step, but it must not be used to hide or side-step widespread systemic impunity in Nepal’s body politic

Vision 2030

Published On: July 21, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Kul Chandra Gautam

The generation that will lead Nepal in 2030 will be driven by pragmatism rather than ideologies of the bygone era that consumed their parents