Stories By 'SOM P PUDASAINI'
Nepal, sandwiched between the two populous and fast rising economic and military powers, China and India, has a difficult task of managing its vital neighbourhood diplomacy, economy and political stability and is currently in the midst of a serious politico-diplomatic quandary.
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The on-going Indo-China tension in the Doklam tri-junction between Bhutan, China and India has given rise to two interesting debates in Nepal.
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A new chapter in age-old Nepal-China ties opened in 1955 when Nepal established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China and recognised Tibet as being part of it.
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Almost 1,600 years ago, Saint Augustine observed, “The world is a book; those who do not travel read only a page”. However, one travels when desire and opportunity match. When I received an invitation from Pondicherry University to deliver a keynote address in February 2017, it triggered a surprise trip to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. This resulted in a long-awaited tryst with the mighty Mekong River.
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Nepal is going through a complex socio-economic and political phase. On the socio-economic front, people want a better life and equality of opportunities
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In the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake and the destruction it entailed, the government has completed the Post-Disaster Need Assessment (PDNA)
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