First published as After social media in Republica daily During my teenage years, I craved attention and recognition from people. Some of my memories of plus two years include being fed up of an insignificant existence in this overcrowded world. There used to be bouts of a suffocating feeling that I will live and die just as an insignificant average citizen… Read More Read MoreRead More ..
Dear neighbor, Let me define who you are first, that is, whom precisely this letter is intended to. You are a vocal, educated, tech-savvy Indian citizen. You are proud to be one. You are a die-hard fan of Indian cricket and a fan of Bollywood. You think India is yet to get the prestige that it owes in the world… Read More Read MoreRead More ..
Bharatpur, Nepal. In what was variously termed as referendum on Modi’s performance so far or the guide to the 2019 general elections, the BJP has triumphed in recent provincial polls including in the most populous and politically significant state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). With that, a ‘rabid Hindutva ideologue’ and a ‘firebrand’ leader, Yogi Adityanath, will now rule UP. What… ReadRead More ..
On June 2, 2016, I did a detailed story on my blog on how one newspaper from Kathmandu was doing journalistic murder in broad daylight. Few days back, a court acquitted the accused on whom a ‘guilty’ verdict was passed by the daily after the CIAA filed a case against them. What does this speak about the status of accountability among… Read More Read MoreRead More ..
Abstract: Nepal trapped in politicized and failing institutions: A study of judiciary, a constitutional watchdog and police
Jiwan Kshetry Abstract: Inclusive political and economic institutions are now widely accepted as the prerequisites for fostering innovation and promoting economic expansion thereby helping creation of wealth and escape of societies away from poverty. The countries across the world have achieved mixed success in dismantling the erstwhile extractive institutions and installation of the inclusive ones. Nepal, located beRead More ..