My Republica

Som P Pudasaini

The author was UNFPA Representative for Sri Lanka & Country Director for the Maldives.

SAARC is sinking

Published On: January 31, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

Prospects of SAARC have shrunk further with India thinking of its alternative and alleging Pakistan for state-sponsored terrorism

Drifts on foreign policy

Published On: January 3, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

Diplomacy and development have been conducted in an ad hoc manner based more on sporadic “big dream talks” than a clear framework, vision and time-bound actions

Anxiety of stability

Published On: January 30, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

Oli seems to be laying the groundwork for balancing relations with India and China but how it will play out is yet to be seen

Post-Doklam blues

Published On: September 17, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

The war of words between the two rising global stars, nuclear powers and Asian giants continues to be a matter of great concern for Nepal.

Measure for measure

Published On: August 15, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

It is important that our political class forges a consensual approach to foreign policy and then vigorously pursues the country’s interests.

Sojourn to Junk Ceylon

Published On: June 17, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

On my way to Cambodia some four months ago I had an unplanned but a pleasant sojourn to the beautiful, forested and mountainous Thai island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea.

Troubled waters

Published On: June 8, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

All eight SAARC countries are characterized by high level of official corruption, and conflicts and widespread poverty

Into the unknown

Published On: May 13, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

Will Nepal act only as a bridge to ferry goods between China and South Asia, or will its exports also be facilitated on preferential basis?

Victim of geopolitics

Published On: May 1, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

Neither India nor Pakistan will gain in the long run by SAARC’s death or even by keeping it on life support

Mirja to Mughlai

Published On: April 1, 2017 09:47 AM NPT By: Som P Pudasaini

While passing through Delhi and Amritsar during my recent pleasure trip to India, I had a chance to explore a few cultural sites and cuisines. Among other sites we visited great poet Mirja Ghalib’s residence, the world-famous sufi saint Nizamuddin’s dargha and the Sikh holy shrine of Golden Temple. We also tasted many luscious Mughlai dishes.