Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Dr Manandhar is a freelance management consultant.

  • Nearly an octogenarian, Ram Chandra Paudel, a Nepali Congress (NC) veteran, has been elected to be the third president of Federal Democratic Republic (FDR) Nepal. On 9 March, in an Electoral College …

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  • A straightforward response to the question will be: No. Not possible, at least, in the present context. Underlying factors Basically, there are two underlying factors behind NC-UML alliance. …

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  • Finally PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal has shown coalition partner UML the exit door. UML has decided to quit the government as well as withdraw its support. UML’s abrupt volte-face decision must ha…

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  • When it comes to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, aka Prachanda or the fierce one, he exhibits two diametrically opposite personalities. For his fans, he represents the symbol of dynamism; he is th…

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  • The November elections have not only produced a hung parliament situation, it has also brought country’s politics to a classic situation of intricate balance between a snake, a frog and a scorp…

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  • Former King Gyanendra Shah’s message, delivered on the eve of 73rd National Democracy Day, has surprised many political leaders who are busy lobbying for the third president of the FDR Nepal. I…

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  • Similar to the paradox of having the weakest prime minister with the strongest support in the parliament, we are entering into another paradox. We are contesting for a president that is supposed to b…

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  • After learning that Umesh Shrestha is filing an application with the Election Commission (EC) demanding to declare him the winner of November elections, my immediate reactions were: Do elected positi…

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  • In his memoir, one of the former Chief Secretaries has written about moral dilemma of holding public positions. If I recall it properly, the phrase runs like this: “During panchayat days, there…

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  • On 27 January, Friday, nearly after three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court swiftly delivered its verdict on a pending case related to validity of citizenship of Rabi Lamichhane, the sitting …

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  • 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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