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Hisila Yami

Hisila Yami, former Minister of Physical Planning, Tourism and Land Reform, is a senior leader of Janata Samajbadi Party.

My ambivalence of language and Jhumpa Lahiri

Published On: December 19, 2020 06:00 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

My heart aches when I see more and more Newari speaking parents not teaching their children Newari.

In memory of the man and Yami Chhen which had him

Published On: November 7, 2020 09:24 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

Yami Chhen, the historic house that stood as a symbol of inclusion, was destroyed in 2015 earthquakes. Machama Maharjan, the living memory of that inclusive spirit, passed away last week.

Where is the rage against injustice?

Published On: October 17, 2020 04:45 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

My question after reading Sangita Khadka’s “Yuddhaka Ti Din”: Why are the journalists, who were committed for progressive change and who sacrificed for the revolution, silent when the incumbent government is failing the people and the country?

The story of full, half and empty glass

Published On: September 19, 2020 08:45 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

It is time for true nationalists to form a united front to not only implement the constitution but also to augment it with the unfinished agenda of federalism.

Being a grandmother in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

Published On: July 23, 2020 11:57 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

Pregnancy brings uncertain times for both the unborn child and the mother, especially at the time of birth. Though rare, there are chances of complications and even fatalities of both mother and child or one or the other or lucky if both can come out of it with the flying colours. This is a fact even during normal times! But with COVID-19 pandemic, peripartum involving the whole package of prenatal, delivery and post-natal has become vulnerable.

How ‘communists’ betrayed Nepal’s Dalits

Published On: May 30, 2020 11:01 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

During the People’s War (1996-2006), I was working as the secretary of People's Power Consolidation Department in the base area. I remember meeting a group of Dalits while I was on my way to Balidan Commune in Rukum. They were marching with panche baja, the traditional set of musical instruments. The group was displaying their instruments of production as if they werecarrying their weapons with confidence and pride. I was surprised, amused and satisfied to see such a sense of empowerment on their faces! That was 2005.

Rediscovering Nepal

Published On: March 5, 2019 04:25 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

Since our mission was inclusive development, we were well received by people and representatives of local bodies throughout the journey.

Exploring America

Published On: November 17, 2018 12:25 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

I got this rare opportunity to travel around the United States of America with Dr Baburam Bhattarai. The journey covered areas from the East to West coasts and from north to south states within a month spanning mid-September to mid-October. This visit followed the similar tour we had taken to Europe in July-August. These visits helped us understand where Nepal stands and what development model Nepal actually needs.

What Nepal can learn from Europe

Published On: August 13, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

Nepal can learn from strong decentralization that France has adopted. Or decentralization with federal institutions as has been practiced in Switzerland

Women and rightist revival

Published On: March 6, 2017 10:09 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

Curiously, a right-wing wave that is sweeping the world is also producing many right-wing women leaders. Be it Theresa May, the leader of the Conservative Party and current Prime minister of Great Britain, or Marine Le Pen of France who is now contesting the presidential election in France.