My Republica

Narayan Manandhar

The contributor for Republica.

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

Feminizing education

Published On: April 1, 2018 02:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Are job markets in Nepal designed to serve the needs of female candidates? What should we do to cope with possible challenges?

Revolving door entry

Published On: March 18, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

The officials switch jobs from the public to the private or vice versa to seek rents. The revolving door raises the spectre of potential corruption

Perception and reality

Published On: February 28, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Data of the last 14 years show Nepal’s anticorruption efforts have impacted nothing. All anti-corruption efforts and investments have gone into waste

Decline and fall

Published On: February 20, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Widening gap between complaints lodged and resolved indicates CIAA’s inefficiency or backlog of corruption complaints

Will it fly?

Published On: January 31, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

The first objective of communist alliance was to defeat Nepali Congress in provincial and national elections. Will Maoist and UML succeed in unification as well?

In defense of Deuba

Published On: January 21, 2018 12:42 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

All credits should go to Deuba for successfully holding provincial and national elections by bringing Madhesi parties on board

Cause of deadlock

Published On: January 10, 2018 12:40 AM NPT By: Narayan Manandhar

Ongoing political imbroglio rests with differing interpretation of constitutional provision on one third female representation