My Republica

Narayan Manandhar



Cudgelling corruption

April 17, 2018 01:30 AM

During the multiparty democratic dispensation, corruption got democratized. In federal democratic republic Nepal, corruption seems to have become institutionalized

Feminizing education

April 1, 2018 02:00 AM

Are job markets in Nepal designed to serve the needs of female candidates? What should we do to cope with possible challenges?

Revolving door entry

March 18, 2018 01:00 AM

The officials switch jobs from the public to the private or vice versa to seek rents. The revolving door raises the spectre of potential corruption

Perception and reality

February 28, 2018 01:30 AM

Data of the last 14 years show Nepal’s anticorruption efforts have impacted nothing. All anti-corruption efforts and investments have gone into waste

Decline and fall

February 20, 2018 01:00 AM

Widening gap between complaints lodged and resolved indicates CIAA’s inefficiency or backlog of corruption complaints

Will it fly?

January 31, 2018 01:30 AM

The first objective of communist alliance was to defeat Nepali Congress in provincial and national elections. Will Maoist and UML succeed in unification as well?

In defense of Deuba

January 21, 2018 00:42 AM

All credits should go to Deuba for successfully holding provincial and national elections by bringing Madhesi parties on board

Cause of deadlock

January 10, 2018 00:40 AM

Ongoing political imbroglio rests with differing interpretation of constitutional provision on one third female representation

Dissecting election results

December 31, 2017 01:30 AM

FPTP votes are basically driven by personality of the candidates, PR votes by party ideology.

Evaluating NC’s ‘loss’

December 20, 2017 01:30 AM

Judging by the popular votes this time for Nepali Congress, communist victory appears nothing more than an outcome of political match-fixing.

Dissecting CSR

December 13, 2017 01:30 AM

Our lawmakers have hastily copied CSR law from India, without learning anything from India’s implementation.

On Sextortion

November 30, 2017 01:30 AM

We need to agree that sextortion is more harmful than sexual harassment. If so, we need separate laws for it.

Case of rotten crate

November 21, 2017 01:30 AM

International evidence suggests that in a corrupt political system, instead of elections controlling corruption, it is corruption that controls elections.

Tigers, flies and foxes

November 12, 2017 00:59 AM

We are squeezed between China and India, not just graphically but even in our reasoning and ideology. To the north, in China, with President Xi Jinping’s high-level purges, the anti-corruption drive is taking a distinct top-down course

Missing the forest

November 1, 2017 01:30 AM

Compared to gargantuan sums involved in money laundering and illicit flows, domestic corruption deals with petty amounts.

Numbers don’t lie

October 24, 2017 01:00 AM

There is no shortage of communist ideologues in Nepal who assume that now is time for the country to solely focus on economic prosperity.

Politicizing corruption

October 10, 2017 01:00 AM

What defines corruption here? Is it media coverage or the actions of the CIAA or court verdicts or the size of julus in favor of Dr Govinda KC at Maitighar?

Rules of engagement

September 27, 2017 01:00 AM

Due to the country’s overreliance on overseas employment and remittance, external labor relations will be policymakers’ priority in the future.

Twisted CSR

September 12, 2017 01:00 AM

CSR is not so much about how you spend your money as much as it is about how you earn it.

Revisiting Ranarchy

July 8, 2017 00:15 AM

Unlike other books where Ranas are depicted as cruel villains, this one offers a more balanced perspective