And so, five years after Narendra Modi stormed his way into parliament, the Indian voter has come full circle, once again ready to exercise her choice in what could be an even more landmark election than in 2014.
For a Nepali columnist, there are some weeks that bring such a glut of news stories that a writer approaches their writing space with a certain glee in their mind. ‘So much to write about,’ they rub their palms and think. This past week was one such week.
There is an unintended paradox in Nepal’s basic position of equidistant foreign policy. Whatever Kathmandu’s position on its relationships with our two neighbours, the interactions of those who live on our borders will remain constant.
The Victoria Cross citation reads, ‘At Taungdaw, in Burma, on the west bank of the Irrawaddy, on the night of 12th/13th May, 1945, Rifleman Lachhiman Gurung was manning the most forward post of his platoon.