Monthly Archives: February 2016

Misunderstandings cleared, but scars will and should remain

(By Manoj Karki) Kathmandu: In a déjà vu of 1990, the newly popularly elected Prime Minister of Nepal, who made his maiden foreign visit to India after a blockade, was accorded a state-level honour by the southern neighbour. Prime Minister

Save Sajha Campaign: A Herculean but Achievable Goal

(By Pabitra Guragain) Kathmandu: When legendary icon in Nepali literature Madhav Prasad Ghimire joined the then Nepal Bhasanuwad Parishad (Publication Censor Board) under the Nepal Bhasha Prakashini Samiti some 75 years ago (around 1998 BS), he had never imagined that

Sushil Koirala: a Democracy Stalwart

(By Narayan Prasad Ghimire) Kathmandu, Feb 10: “He died a comfortable death. It was a good death indeed,” it was what one could hear at every intersection of the Kathmandu Valley early Tuesday morning. I too wondered what that ‘good

Maha Paritran and Dharma teaching concludes

(By Sandesh Shrestha) Kathmandu, Feb 6: More than 2600 years ago, Prince Siddhartha Gautama after becoming the Tathāgata Buddha – the enlightened one – organized Paritran – a ritual of recitation of Sutras to end the then prevailing famine, diseases,