Nepal treads a perilous path

Shyam Saran, Business Standard 8 Dec 2015 Projecting a Pahari-Madhesi divide as reflecting an India-Nepal divide grossly distorts the reality on the ground. The contrived controversy over the so-called blockade of the India-Nepal border has obscured the perilous path on which the current ruling elite in Nepal is taking the country. A deliberate and risky…

Losing the story in Nepal

Suhasini Haider, The Hindu 1 December 2015 Sanpshot The Government of India must pause to consider why Nepal is so resistant to its messages on political inclusion, which requires more direct bilateral engagement, not the aggressive issuance of unilateral press statements. Why has its diplomacy and power failed so miserably? The simple answer is that having…

What is Nepal’s problem related to the new Constitution

Thanks to Pramod Jaiswal, The Diplomat   The core aim of formulating the new constitution via the Constituent Assembly was to undo the concentrations of power — political, social and economic — to make the Nepalese society inclusive and democratic in the widest sense. Features of new constitution –  After nearly eight years of work,…