Stories By 'Shyam Kc'
One of the unpleasant aspects of the past fortnight—apart from the ever present political wrangling—was the ruckus over the so-called modernisation of the centuries old Rani Pokhari.
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The year 2017 will be remembered by all as being a historic year in this landlocked country.
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The last ballot in the series of elections was cast yesterday (Thursday) and one would expect the going from now on will be smooth and devoid of the lust and struggle for power that has been the hall mark of this country’s politics.
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As I sat down to resume my long delayed, dormant column, almost all Indian television news channels available in Nepal seem to be warning the people of the Indian capital to stay indoors and not to venture out into the open unless absolutely necessary.
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On July 10, this newspaper carried a report claiming that the Nepal Army’s plan to run an FM radio station triggered a debate about the propriety of a government agency running an institution that indulges in mass communication.
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Nowhere is the rapid and unwarranted diminishing of open spaces in the Kathmandu Valley more visible than in the fragmentation of Tundikhel, by far the biggest public playground and open space in the Capital.
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