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Forgetting something

Nepal’s political transition has been hailed as a success in official narratives. The political elite have lauded a successful end to the protracted transition with the establishment of a federal republic and stable peace, ensuring human rights, peaceful transformation and social justice.

Ram Kumar Bhandari, Dec 10 2017

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Confusing college applications

The annual college applications frenzy is upon us—a season when high school students agonize over GPAs and personal essays, praying that they will stand out among throngs of applicants.

REBECCA ZWICK, Dec 10 2017

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Of friends, hippies and votes

These three semantically incompatible sounding words make sense when I evoke them today. In greetings that I receive from friends now, spectres of the hippies uncannily coalesce with a natural calamity, the earthquake of 2015, and politics.

ABHI SUBEDI, Dec 10 2017

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Girls fight back

The theme of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign lasting from November 25 to December 10 is ‘Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women And Girls’.

Giri Bahadur Sunar, Dec 10 2017

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It’s a dog’s life

I am in Argentina for a few days to attend a Child Labour Conference. Buenos Aires has wide roads and green trees, which are almost the same as what we have in India.

MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI, Dec 10 2017

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The politics of human rights

Although basic human rights were guaranteed under the International Human Rights Law many years before, it was only in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1990 that the provisions relating to human rights were incorporated for the first time.

Mohna Ansari, Dec 10 2017

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