Saturday, May 21, 2022

Dr Manandhar is a freelance management consultant.

  • 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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  • "War is the father of all things" - Heraclitus   When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, the war was expected to last not more than a couple of days. Given the relatively fla…

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  • One of the distinct features of Nepali politics is that the country has been in transition for a prolonged period of time. If modern political history of Nepal is to be traced back from 1950s then th…

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  • Besides possibility of rethinking on fossil fuel consumption, one positive outcome from Ukraine crisis could be the resurgence in global anti-corruption drives which, since last decade or so, have co…

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  • First, coronavirus wreaked havoc in 2019. The virus created global economic topsy-turvy. The world is still struggling to recover from Covid infection. Second, after two decades of occupation, US abr…

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  • Ukraine crisis popped up at a time when Nepal was already badly embroiled into another crisis that was having a geo-political ramification. It has to do with the crisis of Millennium Challenge Corpor…

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  • With the parliamentary approval, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) hiatus is over. Now, the successful implementation of MCC project squarely rests on technical and managerial capacities of the …

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  • Two things can possibly happen today: (1) the parliament will either approve or disapprove Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), or (2) in line with Nepali spirit of doing everything at the Elevent…

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  • The excessive politicization of MCC had led us to a situation where five-party alliance and MCC are now presented as mutually exclusive options. Last year, I wrote an op-ed for this news portal, c…

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  • The publication of this year’s Transparency International’s publication of Corruption Perception Index 2021 (25 January) has revealed that global movement against corruption has come to a…

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  • During dreadful panchayat days I did encounter many people harking back on old rana days. As a youngster, I remember some elders praising ranacracy for maintaining strict discipline and control in th…

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  • The Pandora Papers, published on Sunday, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) has exposed dozens of world leaders and hundreds of public officials using offshore tax hav…

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  • The reason why the Afghan Government failed to resist Taliban is simple: The government depended heavily on foreign money while Taliban survived and thrived on internally generated funds. This money …

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