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Mahesh K Maskey

The author, former Ambassador of Nepal to China, is also a former Vice President of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War
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Under the shadows of trade war

Published On: June 25, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

Since Trump-Xi telephone talks happened on the heel of India slapping tariff against US goods, it is not unlikely to be the tipping factor in the pressure game, forcing Trump to mend ties with Xi

Tilting toward the US

Published On: June 3, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

While China braces up for another Long March, with reelection of Narendra Modi, ‘strategic autonomy’ of India tilts in favor of the US, isolating Pakistan and distancing from Russia and Europe

Marx, Adam Smith and tea workers

Published On: May 25, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

In between the  morning sips of my favorite cup of  tea, I could not help wry smiles as I listened to the song Aljhechha Kyare Pacchyauri Timro Chiya ko Buta maa (perhaps your shawl is caught in the tea bush), in the backdrop of beautiful tea gardens and maidens picking up the tea leaves in my television screen. The cocktail of romance and melancholy of Bhupi Serchan and Narayan Gopal in this song has intoxicated a generation of Nepali listeners, myself included.

Remembering Parijat

Published On: May 11, 2019 12:05 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

Baisakh brings memories of Parijat, the celebrated writer whose life was no less spectacular than her epic novels. She is a literary genius known not only for her entrancing writing style but also for artistic presentation of contemporary philosophies in works of literature: existential nihilism, absurdism, anarchism and Marxism.

Changing dynamics

Published On: April 11, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

It won’t be surprising to witness Indo-Pacific cooperation and BRI coexist and mutually support one another, rather than lock their horns in a mutually defeating contest

Curse of uranium

Published On: March 23, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

A hasty push for endorsement of the ‘nuclear bill’ in the parliament is being made amidst rumors of the discovery of uranium mines near trans-Himalayan terrain of Lo Mangthang of Mustang district. In fact, Office of Investment Board’s website claims that “a large deposit of uranium has been discovered in Upper Mustang region of Nepal... spread over an area 10 km long and 3 km wide and could be of highest grade.

Why this Nuclear Bill?

Published On: February 5, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mahesh K Maskey

Nepal appears to be poised for a heedless jump into the thick of nuclear research reactors and nuclear fuel cycle facilities. This course should be avoided