Stories By 'Deepak Thapa'
If one had to identify the central leitmotif of Nepal’s political discourse over the past decade or more, the idea of inclusion would certainly be the one.
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Even as news about the first meetings of the provincial assemblies dominated the headlines, two unrelated but interlinked cases had our heads spinning.
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The other day, my attention was caught by the headline in the Indian Express that said: ‘India among least inclusive in G20 economies’.
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A few months ago, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts, made a somewhat off-the-cuff remark during a hearing that reverberated for a bit in academic circles.
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When François Hollande was elected president of France in 2012, the celebrations in Paris echoed those from three decades earlier when another François had captured the imagination of the people.
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With the first round of the elections over, and as we head into the next phase, there appears little clarity on which way the vote is likely to swing.
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