My Republica

Narayan Manandhar

The contributor for Republica.

Parliament dissolution is constitutionally wrong, politically illegitimate

Published On: January 13, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

If a majority government does not wish to run the government only sensible way out is to resign and pave the way for others to form the government.

Whose responsibility?

Published On: September 5, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

With the enactment of the Industrial Enterprise Act (2016) and its regulations, the mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now set for implementation. As per the provisions made in the law, all medium and large scale units and small scale units with a turnover of Rs 150 million are obliged to allocate minimum one percent of their net profits into CSR budgets every year.

Rethinking business

Published On: August 6, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

We need a shift in paradigm from business is politics and politics is business to business in nature and vice versa

Are we a peaceful nation?

Published On: July 17, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Based on Nepal’s happiness index, Nepal is a happy country because we do not have violence but we are also sad country because we fall behind in positive peace

Are we a happy nation?

Published On: July 3, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Will prosperous Nepal make happy Nepali? Or will happy Nepali make prosperous Nepal?

Killing the constitution

Published On: June 19, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

The more Prime Minister Oli wastes time dishing out slogans and false promises, the more he will be pushing the country to the brink

The Modi ripples

Published On: June 6, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

When two elephants make love, the Tibetans get squeezed out from India and, it will not be a matter of surprise if the problem is shifted to Nepal

Decoding NepaLeaks

Published On: January 21, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

It should be noted that mere investing in foreign lands does not constitute illicit activity in an age of globalization and liberalization

Symptoms of decay

Published On: January 13, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Political parties, parliamentarians and government ministers feature as the most distrustful institutions in almost all surveys

Dilemma of corruption

Published On: December 9, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

With the rise of “populism” and populist governments in the world, corruption has been considered as both its cause and the consequence. Whether it is 1Malaysia Development Berhard (1MDB) in Malaysia, Operation Car Wash in Brazil or the case of Samsung in South Korea, corruption is the key factor in political changes. Even US President Donald Trump’s campaign for Draining the Swamp (DTS) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization program are related with corruption problems. When corruption is deeply entrenched in politics, it is difficult to discern whether it is a problem or a solution.

The dream sellers

Published On: September 9, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

There is nothing wrong with the dreams and the dreamers. Only problem is when dreams turn into nightmares

The two-thirds show

Published On: August 19, 2018 01:15 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

The second term of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has unleashed the imaginations of our cartoonists. There is so much fun and entertainment in viewing cartoons published in the media. Due credit must be given to Oli for giving us an opportunity to laugh and forget our sufferings, albeit for a while.

Blessing in disguise

Published On: August 5, 2018 12:10 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Nepali Congress may have become weak but it still remains an effective deterrent against possible communist hegemony

What is wrong with Oli?

Published On: July 23, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

An executive is best judged by the number and quality of his advisors. Prime Minister Oli is literally besieged by a number of hungry cadres

Poor ministers, rich wives

Published On: June 24, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

As long as we fail to understand true spirit of income and asset declaration, leaders who are expected to set examples will continue to mock the system

Nepal’s political paradox

Published On: June 7, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Nepali communists have come to power through elections. Instead of democracy killing communism, communism here has thrived under democracy

Will it last?

Published On: May 23, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

There is expectation that communist unification will lead to an age of strong and stable government. Is this really going to happen?

Corruption in federalism

Published On: May 10, 2018 12:34 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Nepal’s tryst with federalism will be shaped by the corruption factor. Will federalism kill corruption or will corruption kill federalism?

Integrity check

Published On: April 24, 2018 01:46 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Prime Minister Oli is famous for cracking jokes. Hopefully, a proposed draft of national integrity won’t remain just a joke.

Cudgelling corruption

Published On: April 17, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

During the multiparty democratic dispensation, corruption got democratized. In federal democratic republic Nepal, corruption seems to have become institutionalized