My Republica

Rishi Dhamala

The author is founder and chairperson of Reporter’s Club Nepal

Hope and expectation

Published On: March 9, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

The newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra has arrived in Kathmandu. He was leading the Indian diplomatic mission in France when the Indian government handed him the Nepal job. He boasts more than a three decade long experience in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). He was serving as the head of Americas Division in the Foreign Ministry where he dealt with India’s relations with the United States and Canada when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.

Tread with caution

Published On: November 30, 2019 11:36 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

Border problems should not be allowed to damage the cordial relations between India and Nepal

Moment to cherish

Published On: October 12, 2019 12:00 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

President Xi’s visit will be marked as the most important moment for Nepal in recent history. Xi is not only charismatic he is also a global leader

Kashmir will rise

Published On: August 15, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

Abrogation of Article 370 marks the dawn of real politics in Kashmir. In the new era, Kashmiris can enjoy free and fair elections and equal rights alongside their fellow Indian citizens

Namo 2.0 and Nepali equation

Published On: June 2, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

‘Aab ki baar tin soo paar!’ – This time beyond the three hundred mark. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his party workers while campaigning for the general elections earlier this year. The promise was delivered. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 303 seats out of 543 and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 353 seats in the 17the Lok Sabha elections, held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019.

Be a friend in need

Published On: March 2, 2019 03:14 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

India has always expressed concern over cross-border terrorism, especially the use of Nepali soil by hostile forces.

Best of the times

Published On: January 26, 2019 12:05 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

At the moment, Indo-Nepal relationship is at its best in the history of diplomatic relation between the two countries. This is the result of both nations working hard to resolve misunderstanding and responding to each other’s needs at the political, bureaucratic and military level. And it reflects the will on both nations to mend fences and work together to materialize the shared vision of two countries for economic prosperity and social harmony.

Yogi’s meaningful visit to Janakpur

Published On: December 13, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

Critics claim that Yogi’s visit to Janakpurdham is an attempt to gain political advantage

Realizing BIMSTEC vision

Published On: September 1, 2018 12:05 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

The fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has concluded by endorsing the 18-point Kathmandu Declaration on Friday. Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said prosperity among BIMSTEC member nations is possible through combined efforts and collaborations among all the member states.

Time to deliver

Published On: May 10, 2018 12:00 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

Modi’s visit to religious sites could prove another milestone in promoting religious tourism in Nepal.

Testing times

Published On: April 17, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

Signing agreements does not mark a real gain. Many agreements remain only in papers

Turning point

Published On: April 7, 2018 12:35 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

Both Modi and Oli enjoy great support from parliament and people for  economic, social and cultural development

Be a statesman

Published On: February 27, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

Time and circumstances are favorable for Prime Minister Oli and the door to transform the country into a prosperous nation is right in front of him

Oli’s new test

Published On: January 29, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

With KP Oli, a vocal critic of India against its meddling in Nepali politics, becoming Prime Minister again, how will Oli-Modi chemistry go?

Organic chemistry

Published On: August 16, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Rishi Dhamala

Both Sher Bahadur Deuba and Narendra Modi are charismatic characters and both share willingness to make things happen.