My Republica

Sukhdev Shah



Fuzzy federal math

November 5, 2017 01:30 AM

Neither will the central government agree to downsize, as local units want, nor will local governments be self-reliant on funds, at least in the foreseeable future

Root canal

September 10, 2017 01:30 AM

One way to control floods is to dig up a national canal spanning the length of the country just below the edge of the hills touching Madhes.

Existential crisis

August 20, 2017 07:23 AM

With an electoral rout of small Madhesi parties in Province 2, the struggle for separate Madhes province or Madhesi-only province would be meaningless.

Province 2 manifesto

July 30, 2017 00:45 AM

Poverty is the biggest challenge and it would be on the minds of the electorate when they go to the polls on September 18

Third time unlucky

July 18, 2017 01:30 AM

There is a chance most Madhesi parties will go out of business, which could help Madhesi public unite behind a common cause.

Forgotten roots

June 28, 2017 00:35 AM

BP and his Congress party prevailed in the 1959 general election, winning 72 of 109 seats. Congress won nearly all its seats in Madhes

Flights of fancy

June 6, 2017 00:35 AM

Our economic numbers aren’t what they appear to be because of a phenomenon economist John Maynard Keynes called Money Illusion

Night train to Beijing

May 25, 2017 00:15 AM

Rail connectivity with China, if it gets India’s approval, will boost economic growth and reduce income inequalities in the region

Too little, too late

May 2, 2017 00:25 AM

While Madhesi people have faced bullets benefits have accrued mostly to a handful of Madhesi leaders

More things change

April 13, 2017 00:43 AM

GPK had embarked on a clean-up operation of his party as he systematically got rid of supporters of KP Bhattarai.

Drastic measures

March 22, 2017 00:35 AM

One alternative would involve re-incarnating late King Mahendra’s crisp labeling of his regime’s opponents as anti-national elements

Madhesh is wasting

March 9, 2017 00:35 AM

If all Madheshi leaders come under a single electoral umbrella, it would give the fight for Madheshi rights new boost and legitimacy

Basmati rice for Humla

February 22, 2017 00:35 AM

With better transport link between the hills and the plains food shortage in Humla could be eliminated and food be made available at a fraction of the current cost

Playing with fire

February 4, 2017 00:25 AM

If Madhesh remains unstable, Nepal’s misgivings about India’s interference will make it more and more dependent on China, economically and militarily

Economy for crooks

January 23, 2017 00:35 AM

Huge sums have been invested, year after year, but there has still been no economic growth. This is not only surprising but startling

The Siraha model

December 28, 2016 00:25 AM

In all future national budgets at least half the development expenditure should be earmarked for quick-yielding projects

Draining the swamp

December 15, 2016 00:25 AM

Our democracy has been hijacked by professional politicians who have become a class onto themselves and far-removed from ordinary people

Cash and corruption

December 6, 2016 23:16 PM

Nepal should also think of demonetizing large currency notes as corruption in Nepal is as bad as it is in India

Mosquitoes of Janakpur

November 19, 2016 00:35 AM

The city of Janakpur is perhaps the dirtiest place in Nepal and perhaps even in the whole of the Indian subcontinent

All about Trump

November 7, 2016 00:25 AM

Although Trump is fighting a regular election as a nominee of the Republican Party, he is not considered a standard bearer of the party