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Devendra Gautam

The contributor for Republica.

Will COVID-19 be black plague of our times?

Published On: February 19, 2020 09:42 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Let yours truly take you guys back to the 13th century on merchant ships infested with flea-plagued rodents, before bringing you back to the troubling times of today.

The year of the Yeti

Published On: December 31, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

For a few days, yours truly had been searching for the topic to write something or anything about. You see this scribbler is not some great writer, who can write a masterpiece in a jiffy, in a manner that a magician brings out all sorts of objects as per the demand from the audience.

How they failed Nepal

Published On: December 15, 2019 11:51 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Don’t worry, fellow Nepalis, for the country is safe in the hands of crooks. Yours truly thinks most of you guys, regardless of the very many stations of life that you may be in, worry a lot about this country, if the vibes he gets at every imaginable platform—social media, conversations in public places, social gatherings, the Press, among others—are anything to go by.

Let tigers thrive

Published On: November 30, 2019 10:55 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

As long as tigers remain on any other part of earth, there’s hope for humanity. No black hole will be able to swallow earth

Stand united for Nepal

Published On: November 14, 2019 08:55 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Let us use all our avenues and diplomatic acumen to resolve the issue with our southern neighbor through a peaceful, well-thought-out process

The true worth of a picture

Published On: October 26, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Who will speak for this country and boost its image internationally? Who will stand for accountability, transparency and democracy?

Xi Jinping in Nepal

Published On: October 12, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

What message will the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal send across the border down south, from where he is coming to Nepal?

Reason to worry for Nepal

Published On: September 12, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Recent developments in the immediate neighborhood down south should be a matter of serious concern for us, given our complicated relations with it.

Writings on the trucks

Published On: April 27, 2019 12:05 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Writing comes so naturally to them.  I wish I could write like them. Have no clear idea of what I am talking about? Well, I am talking about the hands that write those beautiful, catchy, funny, witty, immortal and lyrical (at this point, I have run out of adjectives to describe them adequately) lines on public vehicles.

Connectivity for what?

Published On: April 6, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Of late, initiatives aimed at increasing connectivity with our dear neighbor are going on in full swing. As per media reports, work is on to develop a broad-gauge rail link connecting Jayanagar of India with Janakpur of Nepal. There are also plans to connect Biratnagar with Jogbani, Jalpaiguri with Kakarbhitta, Nautanwa with Bhairawa, Nepalgunj with the bordering Indian territory and Kathmandu with Raxaul via rail links.

Travel’s travails

Published On: March 16, 2019 01:55 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Going round young and fragile mountains, I have wondered if it’s possible to shorten our journeys and provide people some relief

Remaining sane, at all costs

Published On: February 23, 2019 02:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

The best way of maintaining sanity, yours truly has found out, is to mind your own business and live life stress-free

Musings on artworks

Published On: February 3, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

We have no dearth of tragic events, but they have not yet formed the basis for famous works of art

Failing leader

Published On: December 4, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

The poster boy of national progress and prosperity is losing his sheen, with his freshly-hung pictures looking down mockingly

Some festive musings

Published On: November 11, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

There are instances of Nepali leaders signing controversial deal for petty political gains and successive generations of Nepalis paying a heavy price in return

A troublesome Tika

Published On: October 30, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Historically, palaces have been a shelter for elements hatching intrigues and conspiracies. Has the republican palace, like the royal palace, also turned into one such hub?

Biography of stinging nettle

Published On: October 16, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Why write about humans only? How about those plants, those mountains, rivers, stars, pebbles, rocks, oceans, how about all living and non-living things?

What is this junket for?

Published On: September 27, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

In an unjust world order, where small countries are finding it hard to survive, what can Nepal expect from the UN?

Hope and fear

Published On: August 29, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Let’s hope BIMSTEC will help create a world order that is more just for smaller yet more easily manageable countries like Nepal

Fellow Nepalis, return home

Published On: August 19, 2018 01:20 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

In the western hills in the 80s, it was not uncommon for mothers to find their young sons missing some ‘ominous’ mornings.