My Republica

CK Lal



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.

When dreamers die

July 17, 2017 01:30 AM

It seems when Mother Goddess is done with formation of the likes of Joshi, She destroys the mould for the fear that too many dreamers may stop the earth from turning on its axis.

The Oliogocal train

July 3, 2017 00:35 AM

Political economy of Oliology is oligopolistic, part of proto-fascist movement that combines xenophobia, chauvinism, communalism and ethno-nationalism

Post-reconciliation blues

June 19, 2017 00:35 AM

Bardia had highest number of enforced disappearances, most of them picked up by the security forces. Their whereabouts remain unknown

The conformist impulse

June 5, 2017 00:35 AM

Why is a section of Madhesi bourgeoisie eager to play on a tilted ground with unreliable rules, partisan linesman, indifferent audience, and unfair umpires?

Over to OBOR

May 22, 2017 00:35 AM

The ‘One Belt, One Road’ is a multifaceted scheme to replace Washington Consensus with Beijing Consensus

Cradle of conspiracies

May 8, 2017 00:35 AM

Judicial activism in political affairs, unless there is a constitutional issue at stake, does little to add to the credibility of the courts

Geopolitical stranglehold

April 24, 2017 00:35 AM

The Madheshis have once again lost their battle of dignity on the geopolitical front. Unfortunately, they can’t even reach out to China