• Indian blockade in Nepal and apathy of UN Indian blockade in Nepal and apathy of UN

    The UN has yet to speak about the blockade enforced by India that has crippled the whole country, affecting operation of even ambulances. The UN has done commendably well in humanitarian aspects in Nepal and played an important part in the peace process. But we must not forget that the UN Charter was adopted 70 years ago to precisely address the kind of problems that Nepal is currently facing at the hands of India.

    Prem Dhakal

  • Why int’l community isn’t speaking up against Indian blockade Why int’l community isn’t speaking up against Indian blockade

    Nations that claim to be the torchbearers of democracy must immediately articulate their position by issuing statements that must be unambiguously critical of India’s interventionism.

    Bikash Sangraula


  • A fishy oil business A fishy oil business

    The only purpose of refilling his scooter for Shubodh Thani was to save it from rusting. He had taken a half-day off from his office to queue up for petrol. It had already been more than five hours. Exhausted from pushing his scooter, Thani, a resident of Minbhawan, said that he would lock the two-wheeler after refilling.

    Krishna Dangi

  • Problem exists, Dialogue is the solution Problem exists, Dialogue is the solution

    If Madhesis are turning out on the streets in huge numbers even one month after the protests began, can't we at least accept that a problem exists?

    Rupesh Jha


Readers Column

  • I'm with Dr KC, are you?

    Since the past few years, KC has fought to bring reforms in Nepal's medical education sector. As a medical student myself, I understand and fully support the demands raised by him.

  • Corporación Dinant is not driven by corporate greed

    Dinant is not in conflict with the genuine peasant associations of Honduras: Our African Palm plantations support thousands of sustainable jobs with company pensions and compensation levels well above the national minimum wage; they have also significantly contributed to improving skills, education and health. We recognize the value and importance of engaging peacefully and transparently with those that hold different viewpoints and believe that we can find some common points of mutual interest.