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Any community that submits itself to be excluded from the right to be defended and the duty to bear arms becomes a second class citizenThe public transport in Kathmandu valley is in complete chaos. The doctrine of laissez-faire reigns supreme.…
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The futile summitry

So long as good food remains a luxury for an LDC journalist there will be no meaningful graduationI was recently in Turkey to cover the United Nations Conference on Mid-term Review of Istanbul Program of Action (IPoA) on Least Development…
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Fear of dentists

Being scared is normal for children but that does not mean they need to be overwhelmed by dentist fearRecently I have been taking my father to the dentist on a regular basis. At those times, I noticed a number of…
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China express

The argument that the Himalayas offer the best defense against China is contradicted by rapid expansion of Chinese rail lines in Tibetan plateauA few weeks ago I was talking to a New Delhi-based Nepali academic who has closely followed recent…
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On “good writers”

The belief that you need to be a "good writer" to write effectively is a myth that has insalubrious consequencesIn place of a society where "writers" were a few creative and educated people who did all the writing for the…
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Full of potential

Women's engagement in high-value export-led agriculture has contributed to their social, economic and political empowermentEconomic prosperity is the prerequisite to peace and stability. Unemployment, livelihood problems and economic insecurity are perennial sources of conflict, political instability and social tension the…
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Powerful leaders

Machiavelli understood that fear and love are not opposites, and that the opposite of love—hatred—is dangerous for leaders A trend toward greater authoritarianism seems to be spreading worldwide. Vladimir Putin has successfully used nationalism to tighten his control over Russia…
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Dangerous duet

The Doval-Rae doctrine wants assurance that naturalized citizenship holders in Nepal will get to become president and prime ministerThe coercive foreign policy doctrine of Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae has prolonged the…
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