My Republica

Narayan Manandhar



Poor ministers, rich wives

June 24, 2018 01:00 AM

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

June 7, 2018 01:00 AM

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

Will it last?

May 23, 2018 01:00 AM

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

May 10, 2018 00:34 AM

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

Integrity check

April 24, 2018 01:46 AM

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

Cudgelling corruption

April 17, 2018 01:30 AM

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

Feminizing education

April 1, 2018 02:00 AM

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

March 18, 2018 01:00 AM

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

February 28, 2018 01:30 AM

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

February 20, 2018 01:00 AM

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

Will it fly?

January 31, 2018 01:30 AM

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

January 21, 2018 00:42 AM

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

Cause of deadlock

January 10, 2018 00:40 AM

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

Dissecting election results

December 31, 2017 01:30 AM

FPTP votes are basically driven by personality of the candidates, PR votes by party ideology.

Evaluating NC’s ‘loss’

December 20, 2017 01:30 AM

Judging by the popular votes this time for Nepali Congress, communist victory appears nothing more than an outcome of political match-fixing.

Dissecting CSR

December 13, 2017 01:30 AM

Our lawmakers have hastily copied CSR law from India, without learning anything from India’s implementation.

On Sextortion

November 30, 2017 01:30 AM

We need to agree that sextortion is more harmful than sexual harassment. If so, we need separate laws for it.

Case of rotten crate

November 21, 2017 01:30 AM

International evidence suggests that in a corrupt political system, instead of elections controlling corruption, it is corruption that controls elections.

Tigers, flies and foxes

November 12, 2017 00:59 AM

We are squeezed between China and India, not just graphically but even in our reasoning and ideology. To the north, in China, with President Xi Jinping’s high-level purges, the anti-corruption drive is taking a distinct top-down course

Missing the forest

November 1, 2017 01:30 AM

Compared to gargantuan sums involved in money laundering and illicit flows, domestic corruption deals with petty amounts.