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Restructuring Power Equation: Rise of Indigenists means fall of Communism in Nepal

Ever since the end of the autocratic Rana regime in Nepal in 1951, the country has had seven constitutions. Yet, none of the constitutions survived for more than a decade or so in this country. During the last seven decades, the country witnessed...

Functioning of Judiciary in Nepal

The Crisis For more than one month now, Nepal’s judicial system has come to a partial halt. The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) is protesting against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana and demanding his unconditional resignation. Other...

A Welcome Reset in India-Nepal Relations Amidst Chinese Encroachment of Nepalese Territories

A New Beginning Amidst the gloom and pessimism in India-Nepal relations in the past five years, the two countries now seem to be moving towards a reset in bilateral ties. Since taking office in July 2021, the newly appointed Prime Minister Sher...

Compulsions of Coalition Politics in Nepal

The Backdrop Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba led Government in Nepal unveiled a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) on August 08, 2021.1 In less than a month in office, Deuba has launched the CMP as a systematic planning model to address governance,...

Crisis Deepens in Nepal Even After Restoration of Parliament

Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was engaged more in internal power tussle rather than addressing the issues related to controlling the disease. In such a moment, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, at the...

Where is India Nepal Political Connectivity?

One wonders what happened to the close political connectivity between India and Nepal. There was a time when political leaders could pick up phone and call their counterparts without any formality. The relations that were forged with shared...

Nepal’s Experiment with Democracy - A Game of Shifting Alliances

As is well known to political and strategic analysts dealing with Nepal, the only constant in the country’s recent political history has been the game of alliances and re-alliances, played by the political parties with a view to retaining power. In...

Recent Developments in Nepal - The Way Forward

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi (India) organized a Seminar on ‘Recent Developments in Nepal - The Way Forward’ on 6-7 January 2011 at the VIF Conference Room, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The two-day program was inaugurated by H.E...

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