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Devendra Gautam

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Who will save livelihood?

Published On: August 3, 2020 09:48 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

The lockdown had just started. That afternoon, a raggedly old man with a heavy load of corn stacks approached me on a desolate road in our neighbourhood, with his face—and perhaps his whole body—running a sweat.

Double whammy: COVID-19 and natural disasters

Published On: July 25, 2020 08:55 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

As the festive season starts in our country, a very serious humanitarian crisis stares us all in our faces. And as always, we the people and the state are ill-prepared to deal with it.

Much ado about birthplace of Lord Shri Ram

Published On: July 19, 2020 01:10 PM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Diplomatic relations between Nepal and India have passed through quite a bumpy stretch in course of a year. Worryingly, the worst does not seem to be over, as yet.

Nepal should act as the peacemaker

Published On: July 11, 2020 11:45 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

It is timely to state the importance of the Zone of Peace proposal that King Birendra floated to the world during his coronation in 1975. That proposal was meant to ensure that Nepal does not become a victim of an unjust world order.

Why NCP must not split

Published On: July 4, 2020 10:20 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

NCP should learn bitter lessons from the past, keep its house in order and focus on ending corruption and ensuring good governance.

Let truth, justice and peace prevail

Published On: May 26, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

The Limpiadhura dispute between Nepal and India seems to be deepening. Amid this scenario, a section of the Indian media is going berserk. Feeding this madness are some livid members of the Indian intelligentsia. Our own lot is also trying to catch up.

Reawakening in Nepal for territory

Published On: May 20, 2020 02:18 PM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

The government of Nepal recently endorsed a new political map of Nepal by including the Limpiadhura region. This move came days after the government of India inaugurated a road linking India to Tibet of China through Lipulek, which forms part of the Limpiadhura region.

Diary of a commitment-phobe

Published On: March 21, 2020 10:45 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

I don’t clearly know where I am headed (I feel out of this world, but I am not drugged), but I am sure I will find my way, my destiny, my destination. One thing is clear, though: I am leaving this city at least temporarily because it reminds me of so many things. You see, loads of memories are not a good thing when you are in an unenviable situation. On a pilgrimage?

Back to the woods

Published On: March 7, 2020 10:31 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

Finding it hard to understand human behavior? Tired of the urban jungle? In dire need of some peace of mind? Need some inspiration to write something creative? Or simply need some fresh air?

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