Stories By 'Pratyoush Onta'
The first of the hundreds of articles I have written for this newspaper was published on November 7, 1993, under the title Unthinkably Bad Books.
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Fooling Oneself In August 1988, 29 years ago this month, I started a new phase of my life: graduate school.
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This conversation took place during the academic year 1990-1991. I was then a second year doctoral student in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia, USA. In the summer of 1989, leaving behind confused years trying to become an economist, I decided to switch my focus of study to South Asian history.
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How do you promote pluralistic publics in the age of social media if you are an organisation which has a remit for public discussion and seminars? The answers might not be obvious.
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In early 2002, the then Nepal Government circulated a draft of what it called the “Policy Paper on Civil Society Partnership” as a discussion paper for a Pre-Consultation Meeting of the Nepal Development Forum—2002.
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Civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) started to truly flourish in Nepal only after the end of the partyless Panchayat system and autocratic monarchy following Jana Andolan I in 1990.
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