My Republica

Bishal Thapa



Business failures

February 20, 2018 01:30 AM

What’s now holding up economic progress? Why do we not yet have a real prospect for improved livelihoods?

Open letter to Bibeksheel

February 6, 2018 00:21 AM

Don’t be disappointed that you did not secure enough votes and seats in the recent elections to become a national party. Setbacks are often a springboard to success. I hope you can summon the courage to overcome this setback as well.

Open letter to Rabindra Mishra

January 23, 2018 01:30 AM

Nepal needs Rabindra Mishra as a leader of civil society, not a politician. A civil society leader is a thankless job but you will have a real chance to bring change.

Year of hope

January 9, 2018 00:39 AM

Our vote wasn’t a statement for or against India. It wasn’t a statement for or against China. It was a vote for hope

Christmas Carol for Deuba

December 26, 2017 01:30 AM

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba may want to take refuge in ‘‘A Christmas Carol’’ after a crushing defeat in the elections.

Making India relevant

December 12, 2017 01:44 AM

India’s traditional sphere of influence in Nepal, based on cultural, religious, social and political ties which bound the two states, is fraying. How did this happen?

I am Prachanda

November 28, 2017 01:30 AM

A directly elected executive with singular authority over government functioning would bring much-needed stability and cut horse-trading.

Oli’s legacy at stake

October 31, 2017 01:30 AM

To effectively lead the left coalition including the Maoists, KP Sharma Oli must clearly outline where he stands on parliamentary democracy.

Presidential system, no-no

October 17, 2017 01:30 AM

An executive president would not only be detrimental for Nepal’s socio-economic progress, it could also undercut and even spell an end of the nascent democracy.

Open letter to US envoy

October 4, 2017 00:45 AM

I urge you and other members of international community to take decisive action that supports the aspirations of Nepalis for a corruption-free future

Why aid fails Nepal

September 19, 2017 00:45 AM

The first thing you might ask is why, in one of the poorest countries in the world, only 56.1 percent of budget is going directly to poverty reduction

Marry Indian, eat Chinese

September 5, 2017 01:30 AM

The public perception that India and China are deeply entrenched, that they are busy bribing politicians and pushing sacks of cash to expand influence is excused for our incompetence.

Exorcising Indian ghosts

August 22, 2017 00:22 AM

In India we need to see a country that overcomes its poverty, its deep-rooted social exclusion and its weak institutions.

Bharatpur lessons

July 25, 2017 01:30 AM

Bharatpur would not have been significant if it were an isolated case. But it was not an isolated case.

Whither business leaders?

July 11, 2017 00:35 AM

If our businesses fail to note how the ground has shifted in Nepal, soon there will be nothing left for them to stand on

Drink wise

June 27, 2017 00:35 AM

Former FNCCI President Pradeep Jung Pandey’s conviction and his later pardon put everything ugly about Nepali business on full display

Holier than thou

June 13, 2017 00:35 AM

The best thing Bibeksheel Nepali and Sajha Party can do for Nepal is to disengage from politics and offer the country civilian leadership

Shake it up

May 30, 2017 00:35 AM

Focus of IBN must evolve. Instead of looking outside for investors, it must also look inwards and start working with private companies

Playing God

May 16, 2017 00:35 AM

NEA’s approach of buying and selling LEDs will crowd out the private sector, harm energy efficiency and limit energy saving

Power to people

May 2, 2017 00:35 AM

The national power utility should be handed over to the people. Federalism offers Nepal a unique opportunity to transform NEA