Stories By 'MOHAN GURAGAIN'
The Nepali Congress faces one of the greatest challenges of the democratic era. With the federal parliamentary and provincial assembly elections fast approaching, the country’s oldest party feels as though it is being squeezed between the leftist alliance and the Madhesi alliance.
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When the results of my grade 10 national examinations, then known as the SLC, were announced 22 years ago, my elder brother was in Tehrathum’s headquarters Myanglung—a small isolated town in the remote eastern hills.
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As three layers of elections are necessary to implement the federal structure outlined in the 2015 constitution, political parties are coming together to form electoral alliances or to announce party mergers.
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While Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was in the suites of India’s presidential palace, flood-hit people in Nepal’s plains did not have clean water to wash down the chiura and chauchau delivered by relief groups. Hungry children had no dry spot to sleep on.
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Who’s afraid of the dark? Or rather who does not have the fear of facing the star-lit night, staring at them in deafening silence in the midst of their utter loneliness? The breeze caressing one’s shin like a cat brushing past with its fluffy tail, the wind howling, two shiny eyes fixing a gaze on you.
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There was a time in my village when we turned to the radio to tell the time. Ghatana Ra Bichar: 7:30pm; English news: 8 o’clock. The only watch at home, which needed winding every 24 hours, would often not keep the time correctly, be away with an older brother, or sometimes just broke down altogether.
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