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Niranjan Mani Dixit

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Saving the Nation in Peril

Published On: November 7, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

Founded on transcendental heritages and religious and spiritual faiths of origin as a Hindu State, Nepal is an independent and indivisible sovereign state never been colonized. Diversities of hill topography, multiethnicity, multilingualism, multiculturalism and multi-religious values and system ensembled the idea of unity in diversity fostering a sense of shared purpose, identity, nationhood, unity, valor and patriotism.

Navigating Discrepancies in Development and Prospects

Published On: June 24, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

Due to political power in the wrong hands for over three decades, national heroes are desperately recalled for their phenomenal contributions, such as King Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723–1775), founder of Nepal, a sovereign state never been colonized in history and King Mahendra, who divided Nepal into low-cost sustainable Development Regions which transferred power regionally, a decentralized model of state operations.

Power in the wrong hands

Published On: April 8, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

I am in my late sixties. I must say that I lost my age just as millions of other people in Nepal who have had maddening and awful lives in spite of Nepal becoming a beautiful and resourceful country due to political power in the wrong hands for decades, and the country mishandled and mismanaged terribly.

Is Nepal Trapped in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Rivalry?

Published On: August 28, 2022 01:47 PM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

Nepal is already on the tactical, strategic and military radar of America. The military exercises in the name of training between the USA and Nepal oftentimes are worrisome. There are already an estimated 5,000 American troops in Nepal in disguised form.

Why is democracy failing to deliver?

Published On: November 28, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

Democracy, "of the people, by the people, and for the people” cannot tolerate political nexus with foreign agents, syndicate, nepotism, intolerance, oligarchy, plutocracy, kleptocracy, commissions, corruptions and lawlessness including exemption from punishment to bigwigs and politicians suspected to be liable for criminal offences, which signify mockery of Federal Democracy, and Legislative, Executive and Judiciary as becoming dysfunctional – a recipe for the next democratic revolution.

In the name of Development Aid

Published On: September 26, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

While scanning MCC, Nepal can also learn from the Sri Lankan experience where a US aid scheme sparked debate and MCC was not approved. Critics argue that the MCC’s primary commitment is not poverty reduction but to reshape the legal, institutional, infrastructural and financial contexts of poorer countries to better suit US economic and Indo-Pacific Strategy Pact interests of the government and becoming an instrument of the new imperialism pursuing economic hegemony through the extension and ever-deepening penetration of neoliberal capitalism. Vietnam has already rejected MCC.

COVID–19: Controversies and Perspectives

Published On: June 8, 2021 03:24 PM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

Is the coronavirus a laboratory construct as a conspiracy theory floated around suspects? Does the unpredictable coronavirus have an outer space connection?

Nepal: A victim of party politics and power games

Published On: April 30, 2021 07:30 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

How can sufficient service delivery and development across Nepal be possible as long as the political leaders do not end  inter- and intra-party politics, desisting from racing to becoming a PM or ministers for power, posts and wealth acquisition, considering the political sector a lucrative business industry and employment center, as the trend shows? How Nepal can free itself from the clutches of wrong political hands?

What ails our diplomacy?

Published On: March 15, 2020 09:42 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

Diplomacy in bilateral and multilateral affairs is becoming increasingly complex requiring tact and intelligence. It involves tremendous art of communications and negotiation with a profound knowledge of English language and mastery over a range of topical issues to discuss on the part of negotiators and country representatives. Prime Minister or cabinet ministers such as the foreign minister and secretary of state, consulates and embassies serve as diplomats in implementing Nepal’s foreign policy.

Boosting tourism

Published On: February 12, 2020 12:06 PM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

Visit Nepal 2020 mega campaign kicked off with fanfare in December last year. It ended as a one-time ritual, just as unattended plantation of vegetation at Tinkune and blacktopping a few kilometers of already passable roads in rapidity, spending millions of rupees like water to impress Chinese President Xi Jinping during his October visit to Kathmandu last year.

Negotiate with evidence

Published On: January 7, 2020 09:16 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

The inclusion of Kalapani land in the new official political map of India followed President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Mamallapuram of India for an informal summit meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October, 2019.