Stories By 'Deepak Thapa'
A few weeks ago, the Saturday edition of this paper had a cover story entitled ‘Discarding age-old taboos, more Nepalis are eating pork’. I was immediately drawn by the title, not least because the meat of the pig happens to be a favourite, but also because of the somewhat unusual subject.
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In a recent interview I conducted with writer Manjushree Thapa, she made the rather interesting observation that the ‘first Constituent Assembly was the single-most intelligent body of governance Nepal has ever had…’ Readers would be forgiven for wondering about the basis for such an assertion.
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Two government decisions that came close on the heels of each other have hogged the headlines for some days now. The first was the agreement with CK Raut to end his proto-secessionist movement, and the second was the proscription on the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplab’-led Communist Party of Nepal.
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My last column had the following sentence: ‘[Prime Minister K.P. Sharma] Oli appears to employ bits and pieces of information he has picked up to prove whatever point he is trying to make.’
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As an admirer of Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein is known to have said of him: “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.”
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The Public Service Commission has not been shying away from providing government data
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