Thursday, February 2, 2023

Dr Manandhar is a freelance management consultant.

  • Fridays have a notorious standing in Nepali politics. This is not to say all Fridays are ominous in Nepali politics but most politically crucial incidents happen on Fridays. On Friday 27 January, Nep…

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  • After the unfolding of a high voltage political drama, brought about by hung parliament situation post November elections, the eyes are now focused on the chair of the president. Who is going to occu…

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  • If anyone has watched Hollywood blockbuster Western spaghetti The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966), s/he would never miss the last minute Mexican standoff where the trio minutely watches their oppon…

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  • With the Nepali Congress (NC)'s surprise last minute move to give confidence vote to PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Tuesday in the parliament, people with even a modicum of interest in Nepali…

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  • With Sher Bahadur Deuba kicked out from the PM residence in Baluwatar, everybody is thinking that a political chapter is now closed for good. KP Sharma Oli has outfoxed Deuba and took a full revenge …

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  • If there is anything predictable about Nepali politics then it must be its unpredictability. Political instability or rather uncertainty has been a defining feature of Nepali politics. Even before th…

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  • In the aftermath of high voltage political drama that unfolded on 25 December one question that invariably looms around is: Why is Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda so desperate to become the prim…

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  • Political match-fixing Similar to match-fixing problems in the game of sports, a new form of electoral corruption is being institutionalized in Nepal. It goes by the name of electoral alliance. Th…

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  • On 20 November, 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup kickstarted in Qatar. On the same day, Nepal also kicked the electoral ball. It was second parliamentary election under FDR Constitution 2015. FIFA Worl…

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  • On 2 August 2022, Nepal’s anti-graft agency, Commission for Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed corruption charges in the Special Court against more than half a dozen public of…

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  • Development is often defined as constructive destruction. Definitely, there will be a problem when honchos assume it as destructive construction.  The government’s proposal to construct…

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  • A disclaimer in the beginning. I am neither a Kathmandu Metropolitan City voter nor a supporter of Balen Sah. But I had predicted Sirjana Singh from Nepali Congress Party to be a clear winner for the…

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  • On May 9 Victory Day celebration at Red Square, Moscow, everyone was expecting President Vladimir Putin to say something about his special military operation in Ukraine that he ordered on 24 February…

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