Globalization is a zero-sum game where few gain at cost of others
Globalization refers to an advanced stage of development where capital, technology, labor, raw materials, information and transportation, distribution and marketing are integrated or interdependent on a global scale.
Functioning of Nepali Civil Society as NGOs/INGOs
It is estimated that there are well over 15,000 NGOs and more than 200 INGOs in Nepal today to render their services to enhance the socioeconomic conditions of people. Almost all INGOs have their headquarters in Kathmandu, and a few of them have in the country of their origin.
Nepal: Peace, Human Security and Conflict Prevention in South Asia
The Bhutanese Refugees in the eastern part of the country have started causing adverse impact on social, economic and cultural life in Nepal. They want to go back to Bhutan but the Bhutanese government is not willing to accept them.
Chinese help crucial for Nepal to meet internal and external challenges
The problem is basically internal but in the current regional and global context continued understanding, goodwill and support of a powerful and friendly neighbor like China will be crucial in the struggle of the Nepalese people to come out of their current internal problems and external challenges.
Strategic importance of Nepal and South Asia is increasing
In Nepal, there is an unseen strategic competition among neighbours and big powers in the country. There is a certain degree of overlap and competition over strategic space in Nepal between India, China and the United States.
National interest threats to Nepal emerge from competing neighbours and big powers
Historically, Nepal has defended its national interest using various instruments. Historically, the “strategy for survival” was the lone national interest that guided Nepal’s foreign policy or interface with outside powers. This is among the conclusion of the Professor Leo E Rose in his 1971 book Nepal’s foreign policy.
Harnessing Nepal Water Resources and expanding tourism potential
A well-known tourism expert Prabhakar Rana, while commenting on problems and prospects of tourism in Nepal at a seminar organized by Nepal International Center on February 18, 1994 deplores the gradual deterioration of the main product itself, that is, the country as a whole.
Nepal Peace challenges: Democracy, Human Development and Good Governance
South Asian countries including Nepal can face the challenge for peace and democracy only by solving the crisis of governance. Firstly, good governance depends on effective and representative democratic institutions.
Nepal: Ensure Big Guy, China, entry into SAARC body or dismantle
The results though are cipher to the extent that the declarations and commitments contained therein made by these talkative leaders at time of the inception of the regional body itself remains yet to be brought into practice and let’ not talk of the recent years’ announcements. So sad.
Nepal Maoists charisma is waning
The Maoists can regain its lost strength not by serving threats but by accommodating and assimilating with all the political forces under the banner of the democratic system. Just a piece of suggestion. Whether to take it or not all depends upon the party to whom it may concerns.
Brahminic hegemony in Nepal
It is not that the youths flying to hot countries were less qualified than the son of Mr. Ram Chanadra Poudel but as the luck would have it, these youths lack opportunity in their home land because of the State that believes in honoring the near and dear relatives of the political leaders of Nepal only.
Nepal: Dr. Shashank Koirala explodes
In effect Dr. Koirala stressed that Nepal should not have more than three states and that two the demarcation be such that it touched both of Nepal’s giant neihbors. ( The NC and the UML have agreed on seven states). In saying so Dr. Koirala perhaps wanted to hint his listeners that China’s presence can’t be ignored.
Dr. Rizal ko beizzat bhayo aslil Hindi gana ley
Chanting of dirty slogans and ugly songs inside the Nepal’s money spinner CA body has become a common phenomenon.
Nepal ZoP recharged, thanks Isabelle Duquesne
The long forgotten issue has very freshly been brought to the world attention once again. Thanks Isabelle Duquesne, the writer of the book “Nepal: Zone of Peace”. The book has a touch of Hindu religion because the very cover has Om printed. Omkar embodies the universe.
Magadh Emperor Chandra Gupta's Nepali linkage
Hari Narayan Apte, an eminent Indian scholar in his book entitled “Chanakya and Chandra Gupta”, clearly mentions in his carefully written book that Chandra Gupta was the son of a KIRATI girl, Mura Devi. He also mentions that Mura Devi hailed from the mountains wherein Kirats lived then and continue to live still.
Biratnagar Nepal school days recalled: Dear Prahlad, I miss you
Prahlad, I must admit, was not only brilliant but a hard working student. Perhaps he was the class topper each year in the annual examinations. He used to tell me “Narendra! You must double your study hours...”.
Nepal and Russia relations, new thinking needed
Nepal possesses precious natural resources, flora & fauna. We export them unprocessed. There are so many items in Nepal which needed scientific research in order to ascertain their potentialities. But where is the manpower, laboratories investment?
Nepal and Russia Relations and Global Scenario
The existing potential of Russian-Nepalese cooperation is not used in full measure at the level of small-scale and medium scale business and in hydropower production. There are some indications that the interest of the Nepalese businessman in working on the Russian market is growing.
Nepal: Development Discourse of Civil Society
Although the role of fieldworkers in the execution of the proposed program is vital, there is still a need for more special and more specific knowledge to ensure the efficiency of planning and evaluation studies. Democratic development, however, involves not only the restructuring of state-civil society relation toward freedom, economic justice, equality, autonomy and cooperation but also the role of donors.
Nepal: THE MISSING DYNAMICS OF PEACE PROCESS:
The peace process should have addressed the structural problems which bred the insurgency. Until 2007, Nepal’s peace process was viewed with great optimism as it unfolded quickly, moving fast from the 12-point understanding to CPA to CA election to the realization of a republic (Heiniger, 2009: 47-48).
Indo-Pak normalized ties must for Peace in South Asia
Indeed it occupies a paramount position in Indo-Pak relations and over the years it has abundantly become clearer that without its resolution, the peace of South Asia would continue to remain an elusive commodity.
South Asia: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka
It is in this regards that the International Community, especially the Governments in South Asia, has an obligation towards working with the Sri Lankan Government while sharing the lessons learnt on not only rehabilitation and reconciliation but also on counter insurgency strategy and practices.
Nepal perspective: Military intervention is not the solution
US should critically evaluate over the differences of its decades long foreign policies that are creating an anti-American sentiment worldwide.
Nepal Views: Polish success in market economy and attracting foreign investment
Poland still faces many challenges. The transition from Communism to EU integration and the unemployment hit the people very hard. Thanks to the EU and flexible labor laws, many people flocked to the Western Europe and the UK looking for work and better life.