My Republica

CK Lal



Developmental divertissements

April 9, 2018 00:46 AM

If the level of the civic culture is measured by the way human waste is handled, none of Nepal’s settlements is fit to be called an urban center

Post-truth sovereignty

March 31, 2018 00:07 AM

It takes some genius to come up with a neologism as meaningless as covfefe and then turn it into the topic of mainstream discourse. In that sense, only a dotard could have dug out that forgotten epithet to portray the alt-right progenitor of political absurdities. Far away from the Trumpian world, covfefe captured the essence of the year gone by in Nepal too. It was a year of Brechtian hullabaloo with a twist of Shakespearean inevitabilities of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Lest we ignore

March 26, 2018 01:30 AM

Provisions of positive discrimination are meant to benefit under-represented groups and its very purpose is defeated if an already dominant ethnicity is brought under its ambit

An authoritarian template

March 12, 2018 01:30 AM

With a two-third majority, Chief Ministers on their knees in every state and constitutional protection, Singh Durbar is ready for Oli soliloquy. Go grab a garland, here cometh another strongman

Rusting of resistance

February 26, 2018 01:30 AM

Madhesh has lost another round to the PEON, but struggle for dignity, equality, autonomy and identity is invariably a long one

The malfunctioning state

February 12, 2018 01:30 AM

Monarchs boasted of divine mandate. Elected oligarchs talk about electoral mandate, once elected people’s representatives lose no time in assuming persona of petty potentates

Olier than thou!

January 29, 2018 01:30 AM

Once Maoists have been confined in the hills, Madhesbadis too were of little use for protectors and promoters of Indian interests

The selective vanity

January 15, 2018 00:40 AM

With pride in things that it had no role in building and prejudice against Madhesis, Janjatis and Dalits, constitutionally-created ‘Khas-Aryas’ prefer to wallow in cesspool of its own excretion

Post-truth sovereignty

January 1, 2018 00:50 AM

The question that will continue to vex most observers in 2018 is still the same: What makes Nepal tick despite all its absurdities?

A Covfefe year

December 18, 2017 01:00 AM

The Year of absurdities in Nepal began in January with the-then Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal tabling the constitutional amendment bill.

The money trail

December 4, 2017 01:30 AM

In economies where informal sector dominates and political protection is a profitable racket, return on investment in politics is invariably more lucrative than any other business or industry

Phials of blood

November 20, 2017 01:30 AM

How would the Madhesi activists who agitated for constitutional change vote in a poll being held to ensure the inviolability of the same statute?

Resilience under stress

November 6, 2017 01:30 AM

Perhaps India is awaiting the first real revolution of 21st century and the fascistic regime of religious fanatics is only preparing the ground for inevitable resistance by the masses?

The neocon specter

October 23, 2017 07:09 AM

Urbanites of asocial media generation may not know or care anymore that the person who made the emergence of Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist—better known by its acronym UML—possible was a lifelong democrat and one of the Nepali Congress triumvirate of 1980s: Ganeshman Singh.

When dreams sag

October 9, 2017 00:45 AM

The surrender of Bhattarai-Dahal duo stole the thunder from the act of Messrs Brijesh Kumar Gupta and Hridayesh Tripathi throwing down their gauntlets into Tinau River

The eagle droppings

September 25, 2017 00:47 AM

Contrary to the popularly purveyed plot that the US works in tandem with India, Washington has always treated Kathmandu as important observation post in South Asia in its own right

The Black September

September 11, 2017 01:30 AM

With the grounds of grievances and resentment still intact, the possibility of further uprisings in Madhes can never be ruled out.

Indispensable struggle

August 28, 2017 01:30 AM

The last group to shed its political clothes and jump into the electoral fray wholly naked is newly-fashioned Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal.

The Rawalpindi road

August 14, 2017 00:45 AM

On 70th Independence Day, two cheers to people of Pakistan; much remains to be done to realize Quaid-i-Azam’s dreams

Realm of divertissements

July 31, 2017 01:30 AM

Core issue of public life in Nepal is still Madhes. The longer PEON hides its face, higher will be the price of political avoidance.