South Asia in Global Economy and the ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR)

Background The present century is Asian century in which South Asia plays a pivotal role. Though occupying only 3.4 per cent of world’s land surface area, it inhibits 24 per cent of world population1. Until a few decades earlier, South Asia was

नेपाल में संघीय प्रणाली से मुंह मोड़ना संभव नहीं

नेपाल में “त्वरित गति” से नया संविधान बनाने के लिए हुए 16 सूत्रीय समझौते के विरुद्ध जून 2015 में शुर

No Going Back from Federal System in Nepal

The Madhesh movement that started in June 2015 against the 16-point deal to draft Nepal’s new constitution on “fast track” approach is continuing unabated till today. Amidst most fierce opposition to the constitution by the Madheshi people, it

चीन के साथ नेपाल की रणनीतिक संधि

नेपाली प्रधानमंत्री केपी शर्मा ओली की हालिया 20 से 27 मार्च के बीच हुई चीन यात्रा के दौरान नेपाल न

Chinese Strategic Deal with Nepal

During the recent visit of the Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to China between March 20 and 27, 2016, Nepal signed 10 agreements, including on trade and transit, energy cooperation and connectivity sector. In the transit sector, Nepal has n

Amending Nepal’s New Constitution

Despite all the efforts made by the government of Nepal, the protests against the newly promulgated constitution by the Madheshi ethnic community continue unabated mostly in the Terai region of the country. The Madheshis have a feeling that the const

Impact of Economic Blockade in Nepal

Despite being endowed with huge economic resources, Nepal with per capita income of US$ 700 is one of world’s most poor nations. This is so because the ruling hill elites have never been serious about the development of the country. Even after the

National Business Initiative for Peace and Development in Nepal

1.0 Background The success of a society largely depends on successful business.1 Business is not possible in unsuccessful society and in a situation when there is absence of security. Business groups like to make investment only when there is peac

Floods in Nepal: Time to Tackle the Problem on Priority

Despite the development of science and technology, the magnitude of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, tornado, storms, floods and drought does not seem to have taken any respite. All the nations of the world continue to be plagued by su

Modi's Visit to Bhutan: Emphasis on a Friendly Neighbourhood

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently concluded his first foreign visit to Bhutan. During this visit, India focused on "B2B" or "Bharat to Bhutan" diplomacy, which is important not for Bhutan alone, but for all of India's neighbours. Through this vis

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