My Republica

Sumit Pathak

(The writer is an Education Management Consultant at Islington College.)

Environmental Crisis in Kathmandu: Anarchy on Display

Published On: June 17, 2022 07:00 AM NPT By: Sumit Pathak

The planes that fly over our sky have passed their utility 10 years ago. The public buses that run in our cities eject smoke that cannot be penetrated by the brightest of light and for a moment we feel like a sudden burst of a solar eclipse has engulfed our environment.

Global Inequality Fueling Global Chaos

Published On: March 26, 2022 02:30 PM NPT By: Sumit Pathak

The most comprehensive research done on the topic of inequality shows that in the year 1820, the average income of the global top 10 percent was 18 times higher than the bottom 50 percent while that number skyrocketed 38 times in the year 2020. The primary driver of this income disparity is financial deregulation, lack of unions, poor safety nets and the growth in executive pay and bonuses that far outstrips the salary growth of average blue and white collar workers.

Professional sports and its place in modern society

Published On: October 22, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Sumit Pathak

We expect Roger Federer, Virat Kohli, Lebron James, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo etc to play 10 months out of a year and entertain us at the height of their capabilities and if we are not satisfied then we ostracize them. If we demand that these athletes win every match while entertaining us, then we need to re-evaluate our own mental health.

Legacy of KP Oli: Dismantling rule of law

Published On: July 18, 2021 03:18 PM NPT By: Sumit Pathak

KP Oli dissolved parliament unconstitutionally in December 2020 and he had the audacity to repeat the same mistake with the help of the President Bidya Devi Bhandari in May 2021. He was unconditionally supported by a President who in a midnight political drama dissolved the house and called for elections in November 2021 even after the Supreme Court had already declared this move to be unconstitutional.