Stories By 'MOHAN GURAGAIN'
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was right when he said that the local level elections, the first phase of which has been held successfully in three provinces, were historic not because they took place after two decades but because people’s representatives are being elected to local federal governments for the first time, under a new constitution.
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The end of school is sweet not only because most students will have been sixteen—for a while, the young hearts may feel like a tethered horse set loose—but also because it is the threshold into adulthood which marks involvement in family decision-making and recognition by the state as citizen.
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At Ratna Rajyalaxmi Campus in Kathmandu, MA English first year students can’t find seats on the bare iron-wood desk-benches if they do not make it to the single classroom fifteen minutes before the 6:15am class.
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English teachers often joke that even those who cannot complete a single sentence correctly can still pass the grade 10 English board exams.
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A concrete jungle. Parks few and far in between. Dusty roads, pavements occupied by vehicles, construction materials and footpath vendors. Choking air pollution. Motorcycles zooming all around. A place full of strangers.
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The institution of marriage is the oldest and most evolving cornerstones of human civilisation.
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