think of the days when you were a shepherd only that you didn’t keep sheep your goats and cows and your children did need shepherding though they were not the sheep remember the grammar (not ‘grammer’) lesson? you had in grade II where they taught sheep means sheep, and sheep mean ‘sheeps’ too you weren’t...

After the rejection of last Friday’s offer of the post of PM to the SPA, by both the parties and the agitating public as a ploy to diffuse demonstrations and split the SPA, Gyanendra has played one card further by reinstating the parliament. No matter what his intentions, it certainly is a clever move on...

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  • 24 April 2006

Is the white elephant, in the form of monarchy, worth keeping in Nepal? Sunday 23 April 2006 Friday night’s talk – after the royal proclamation – was mainly about king Gyanendra trying to split the SPA-Maoist alliance by offering the post of PM to the SPA. However, people seemed to have realised his ploy as...

So the stubborn king finally cracked OR has he? The latter is the question every Nepali should be asking at this moment in our country’s ever-changing political horizon – especially by those who have taken to the streets during the last 16 days or so against the king’s autocratic regime. Have you really got what...

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  • 19 April 2006

Freedom has always been one of my favourite words. The word I have loved to associate myself with, tried to associate myself with on any occasion I get. Free spirit, free soul, man of my own will et-cetera, et-cetera… On occasions though I wonder if I really am a free soul, free spirit, man of...