The legacy of Madan Bhandari

June 30, 2020 13:00 pm

Madan Bhandari is one politician of the Left on whom there has been significant discussion in the mainstream polity of Nepal. And yet, one feels that the narrative is inadequate. Despite all that has been written and said, the very fact that that he led a communist party makes academicians and writers hesitate to properly locate his contributions in Nepal’s 70 years of democratic struggle.

The fabrication of a legacy

February 6, 2019 08:59 am

24th June 1987 on the poorest part of Rosario, Argentina a baby took his first breath. His parents had no big expectations of him at all.

Summit’s uncertain legacy

June 18, 2018 00:30 am

Missing was any definition of what denuclearization might entail, a timeline for implementation, or a reference to how any actions would be verified

RUSSIA, June 15: Frank and Gustavo Damasceno have travelled to Russia hoping the Selecao (Brazil National Team) make amends for the crushing 7-1 defeat to Germany in 2014. Two Brazil fans are hoping to go all the way to the World Cup final as they look to carry on their super fan father’s legacy.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Retaining the legacy of winning the first match, the host country Russia has defeated Saudi Arabia by 5-0 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday.

Living legacy

April 10, 2018 08:55 am

The dreams that he beheld forbade him to seek for greener pastures abroad. Scholar, academician and Sitar maestro Dhrubesh Chandra Regmi has been living a legacy of his predecessors. Starting to play sitar under the guidance of his father, he became the first Nepali musician to hold a PhD degree in music. He received the degree from Delhi University in 2004 for his dissertation entitled ‘History of music in Nepal with special reference to classical music during the Rana period.’ Although he graduated in law in 1985, he dedicated most of his time contributing to Nepali classical music. He is one of the founder members of renowned Nepali classical and folk musical group Sukarma.

Deuba steps down with a mixed legacy

February 16, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday resigned after nine months as head of government, leaving behind a mixed legacy.

Deuba’s legacy

February 15, 2018 02:00 am

Exit of 40th PM

Tweets divided over unifier's legacy

January 12, 2018 03:18 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The decision taken by the current government to celebrate Prithvi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the unifier of modern Nepal King Prithvi Narayan Shah as the National Unification Day has been met with mixed reactions on Twitter.

ITAHARI, Dec 3: In the legislative elections of 1959, BP Koirala got elected for the first time from constituency no. 5 of Itahari which is now the district's constituency no.4. Later Girija Prasad Koirala became successful in protecting the legacy of Nepali Congress (NC) by emerging victorious in 1991 and other elections.

POKHARA, Nov 17: With the arrival of winter, the temperature of the mountainous district of Mustang is decreasing day by day. However, the fever of the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections has heated up the atmosphere. There is only one constituency in the district.

Will Deuba maintain his legacy?

November 11, 2017 01:48 am

DADELDHURA, Nov 10: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba, who has been winning parliamentary elections from his home electoral constituency, Dadeldhura, since 1991, faces a tough challenge to maintain his legacy this time. Reason: two communist parties - CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) - have forged an electoral alliance to counter the grand old NC, and unlike in the past, the Election Commission (EC) has barred candidates from contesting from two electoral constituencies.

IILAM, Nov 3: In the much anticipated parliamentary elections scheduled for December 7, three political heavyweights will be testing their fate. In a bid to protect their legacy, these candidates have expedited their visits to their respective constituencies and intensified their campaigns.

ROLPA, Nov 1: No other political party except the CPN (Maoist Center) has won the parliamentary polls from Rolpa, the cradle of Nepali Maoist movement after the Maoist party joined peaceful politics in 2006 and started contesting polls.

BAGLUNG, Oct 31: The political equation of Nepal took a different course when CPN-UML joined hands with CPN (Maoist Center) to form the leftist alliance and agreed to party unification in the near future. The communist forces in the country grew in strength with that decision, and probably for the first time wielded enough power to challenge democratic forces in areas dominated by Nepali Congress (NC), which has historically remained the largest party of Nepal so far.

Oli’s legacy at stake

October 31, 2017 01:30 am

To effectively lead the left coalition including the Maoists, KP Sharma Oli must clearly outline where he stands on parliamentary democracy.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on May 24 announced his resignation after serving slightly more than nine months in office, thereby leaving a blueprint for political propriety and exhibiting a level of statesmanship in the country.

The sweet legacy

April 21, 2017 00:15 am

Kasthamandap Bhandar is full of Nepali and Newar sweets that are casually overlooked in the presence of Indian sweets and the likes of Aagan. Rajkarnikar though says his time at the helm of his family sweet shop has helped him realize the cultural importance of food. At his shop, there seem to be specific sweets for every occasion, spanning one’s birth to death. Rajkarnikar particularly prides himself in knowing the exact significance of each. He thinks these sweets help keep our Nepali traditions alive in their own delicious way.

Poisonous legacy

April 4, 2017 01:00 am

The media gave extensive coverage to CIAA accusations against government officials but were miserly in covering their acquittal.

Even by the standards of modern football management mayhem, the vertiginous rise and equally stunning fall of Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri takes the breath away.

Obama's legacy: growth, more debts and employment

Poisonous legacy

January 10, 2017 00:35 am

Perhaps no other public office-holder in Nepal has been as controversial as former CIAA Chief Lokman Singh Karki. A man accused of corruption, gold smuggling, and involvement in the suppression of popular protests in 2006 was clearly unfit to lead the powerful anti-corruption watchdog.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19:  Sabitri Chilwal's eyes mist over as she remembers the day 12 years ago when her husband was shot in his office and left to die in a pool of blood at the peak of Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 3: Launching his final tour through Asia, President Barack Obama arrived in China on Saturday planning to spotlight U.S.-Chinese cooperation on climate change. The emerging partnership between the two biggest carbon emitters is a bright spot of Obama's uneven eight-year project to reshape U.S. relations in Asia.

Momentum behind the musical legacy

September 1, 2016 23:30 pm

For the past three months or so, Manoj KC’s life has revolved around the studio an d recording sessions. The 1974 AD guitarist calls it a musical hibernation. After all that hard work though, the band is ready to reap the fruits of their labor.