My Republica

Narayan Manandhar



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

Curse of trilemma

May 31, 2017 01:00 AM

Nepal’s trilemma is reflected in the concentration of all powers in our three major political parties

The impeachment anarchy

May 15, 2017 00:25 AM

Two high-profile officials responsible for fighting corruption have been labeled with being paagal and bhrasta

You pays your money

May 4, 2017 00:15 AM

Many anomalies in our political parties can be explained by lack of transparency and accountability in their sourcing and use of funds

Nepali politics 101

April 6, 2017 01:00 AM

Had BP Koirala listened to Ganesh Man Singh’s call for a neutral government to hold the famous 1980 referendum, things could have been very different.

Beginning of the end

February 8, 2017 00:25 AM

Impeachment motion became a botched operation because impeachers themselves were not sure about purpose of impeachment

Impeachment imbroglio

January 25, 2017 00:35 AM

If the IRC quashes the motion, it will imply that the 157 MPs who petitioned for Lokman Singh Karki’s impeachment were wrong

The anti-corruption chaos

January 14, 2017 00:25 AM

The crisis at CIAA owes to our lack of understanding of process of appointment and removal of anti-corruption agency heads