Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav says all elections are possible within January, 2018. Here are excerpts of Yadav’s interview with Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal, Krishna Dhungana and PrashantLamichhane.

Caste discrimination stronger in Nepal

August 15, 2016 00:25 am

Sukhadeo Thorat, Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University since 2014, is the chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. He also served as Director of Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. Republica’s Kamal Pariyar caught up with Thorat while he was in Kathmandu to participate in Darnal Award for Social Justice and other lectures.

Full time lawyer, part time youtuber

August 13, 2016 13:16 pm

You might have come across Random Nepali. He’s a youtuber who makes presentation like animation videos that lists Nepali eccentricities and critiques Nepali popular culture. One of his videos makes fun of the popularity of red and white check shirts among Nepali people while in another video he talks about things that he misses as a Nepali kid growing up in the 90s.

Girish Khatiwada, better known by his stage name Gorkhali G, is a pioneer Nepali rapper, DJ and RJ. He has been in the Nepali hip hop scene since the nineties.

Rockstar motivational speaker

August 10, 2016 11:07 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: With long locks of hair and a full beard, Saunak Bhatta looks more like a member of a heavy metal band than a motivational speaker.

Prashant Panjiar is a veteran Indian photographer. In his thirty five year long career, he has worked as a mainstream photojournalist for India Today and Outlook.

With Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s resignation on Sunday, India’s role in Nepali politics is once again being debated. So is the role of CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal asked Pradeep Gyawali, CPN-UML Secretary and a close confidant of PM Oli, on what his party made of the hasty exit of Maoist party from government and India’s alleged hand in it.

KATHMANDU, July 25: In just nine months of his appointment as the chairman of Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon), Rewat Bahadur Karki has initiated number of reform measures in the securities market. Full-fledged implementation of dematerialized trading system, allowing investors to get access to market depth, and halving the brokerage commission are some of the notable initiatives taken by Sebon under Karki's leadership. Sagar Ghimire of Republica, talked with Karki on overall securities market, problems and his future plans. Excerpt:

KATHMANDU, July 21: Born and raised in the outskirts of Kathmandu, poet and singer Pradeep Chapagain knew deep inside that singing and writing was natural to him. He’s the author of three poetry anthologies..

The Government of Denmark and Nepal have had diplomatic relations since 1967. Denmark started development activities in Nepal in 1987 and opened its Embassy in Kathmandu in 1991. Last fall, the Danish government decided to close its mission in Kathmandu from the end of year 2017. Why did Denmark take this decision and how will it affect Nepal-Denmark relation? Mahabir Paudyal met with Kirsten Geelan, who will be serving as the last Danish Ambassador to Nepal, to take her views.