The future of newspapers

Will newspapers still be called newspapers if they cease to print on papers? Or will it simply be the online news site? It’s kind of absurd in Nepali context to think that newspapers is facing big challenge from online web sites – especially at the time when the newspapers are actually growing. But unlike many […]

Someday, we will find a way

These days I am almost optimistic about Nepal’s political future. True, because I believe in what the world should call ‘the Nepali magic’: when it looks like we are going to worse, something good happens and we move towards better. Wasn’t it true during the 1990 Revolution? Everybody believed the then King Birendra bowed down […]


Today is Poush 27 according to Bikram Sambat calendar and it’s the National Unity Day. The government in 2007 decided to cancel the public holiday because it was the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah – the first king of greater Nepal. His birth anniversary was celebrated as the public holiday for his unification […]

High Level Political Mechanism?

On January 8, a High Level Political Mechanism was constituted by the chairs of three main political parties – the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal – Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML). Since it was a meeting that involved Girija Prasad Koirala, 86, it took place at […]