Nepal: Early History as observed by a foreigner : The pre-history of Nepal merges with mythology. People, events and sites are portrayed in the great epics and chronicles of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Gopalraja Vamsavali, many of which have been traced to real places and happenings by archaeologists, historians and anthropologists.
Nepal: Consensus on political consensus : Mr. Sushil Koirala, Nepali Congress (NC) Chairman can be heard stuttering in his hardly audible voice, “There is no alternative to sahamati, sahakaraya and ekata.” Mr. J.N. Khanal, from CPN-UML, could be seen forcefully emphasizing and re-emphasizing national consensus as only feasible nikas (exit point).
Nepal: Things right vs. right things : Well it can be argued that there is no provision in the Interim Constitution to have another CA election. It can further be argued that without effecting necessary changes in electoral laws, it is near impossible to have another election.
Nepal: Economy and the International Donors : Nepal is the poorest country in Asia and the 14th poorest in the world. In addition, the poverty of some excluded ethnic groups is almost double the national average.”
Options for Nepal's Economic Policies in the context of Global Economy : Focus on core agricultural and livestock products that can, in a year or so, reduce imports. We can increase meat and milk products, fruits and vegetables by increasing small farmers' access to credit and technology.
Nepal: Empowering People and Decentralization talks : In fact, a strong administration is needed to get anything done anywhere, not only for decentralization. Administrative activities not delivering is not only an issue for decentralization workers.
Nepal: From Trilateralism to Quadrilateralism : The days of ‘power-politics’ and ‘spheres of influence’ are gone, too. So to speak, only the interests of ‘common security’ and ‘human security’ are to be assured and preserved. The success of the new diplomacy of Nepal may depend on the manipulation skill, dexterity and vision of our political leaders.
Nepal: Role of Trade Unions in Poverty Alleviation : Suitable policies are needed by the trade unions at this critical juncture in the alleviation of poverty. It is necessary to have an understanding of the nature of the linkages that exists between constitution, social dialogue and trade unions.
Nepal: Role of diplomacy of small states : The external world started labeling Nepal as a failed state and started viewing Nepal as a conflict affected country characterizing high relate of HRs violations, law and deteriorating order, incapability of the government to rule.