The Byawastha-Awastha Hypothesis

April 27, 2023 09:00 am

There is a simmering debate in Nepali politics that in spite of so much change in the political system (byawastha), there is little or no change in the living conditions (awastha) of the masses. This is what I call the Byawastha-Awastha hypothesis.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that it is not the time to review Nepal's constitution and political system.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Federal Council of the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP), Dr Baburam Bhattarai has remarked that Balendra Shah (Balen Shah), who won the mayorship of Kathmandu Metropolitan City in the local elections, does not have a 'system'.

Testing time for the Supreme Court

December 26, 2020 07:20 am

This is the biggest test for Nepal’s Supreme Court.  Where we will land next, including the future of the current political system and the constitution itself, will depend on the wisdom of the court.

Sensibility for China

March 5, 2020 08:36 am

China is fighting against novel coronavirus to mitigate the loss and to save the lives of its citizens. The Chinese government has made all the efforts to prevent the spread of the virus beyond highly impacted areas in China. To fight against this epidemic, China opened 1,000-bed coronavirus hospital just within a week of construction, which is amazing. China is trying to apply all the measures to control the situation. Many countries in the world are expressing solidarity with China in its fight against the virus.

An ode to Kathmandu

July 13, 2019 00:25 am

Dear Kathmandu, people’s perceptions toward you have been gradually changing with the changes in the political system of Nepal. The capital of Nepal only is not enough to describe your greatness. People attempt to define your existence according to their experience on your lap. The loud voices of happiness and anguish, content and discontent, respect and hatred, inspiration and frustration these days are not uncommon in Kathmandu. And, yes, you’re being both blessed and cursed for everything.