Narendra Modi and K.P.Oli meet in New Delhi with bags full of grievances

Narendra Modi and K.P.Oli meet in New Delhi with bags full of grievances

Indo-Nepal ties are likely to experience stormy weather in the coming months. Both countries are now under strong leaderships, but the leaderships have contradictory views on China, a new entrant into what was for long, an undisputed Indian domain.It is in this potentially explosive context that the new and unabashedly pro-China Nepalese Prime Minister, Khadga Prasad Sharma “Oli”, is visiting India at the head of a 60 member delegation from April 6 to April 8

Fashioning India-Nepal-China relations for a peaceful and prosperous neighborhood

Fashioning India-Nepal-China relations for a peaceful and prosperous neighborhood

India should have a selective approach to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and reap benefits from bilateral and multilateral engagement with China.The trans-Himalayan region, where Nepal lies at the heart, would be crucial for transport, trade and tourism. India must think beyond the security prism as far as development and economic relations ,travel and trade are concerned.

India ready to accommodate China in South Asia, but there’s a red line China shouldn’t cross: Report

India ready to accommodate China in South Asia, but there’s a red line China shouldn’t cross: Report

New Delhi, March 28 (Indian Express):  A senior Indian government official told The Indian Express: “The days when India believed that South Asia was its primary sphere of influence and that it could prevent other powers, such as China, from expanding its own clout are long gone. “India cannot claim sole proprietorship of the region. […]

Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi passes away at 82

Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi passes away at 82

Kanchi, February 28 (The Hindu): CSri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamy, the senior seer of Kancheepuram Sankara Mutt, passed away on Wednesday. The 82-year old seer was admitted to a hospital near Kamakshi Amman temple on Wednesday due to breathing problems. The hospital and Mutt sources confirmed his demise, reports R. Sivaraman. His health condition had reportedly […]

Bringing divided South Asia together through soul-stirring music

Bringing divided South Asia together through soul-stirring music

Colombo, February 8 (newsin.asia): Wednesday’s stunning performance by a symphony orchestra comprising Sri Lankan and Indian musicians under the baton of Indo-American Viswa Subbaraman, led the audience to believe that it was time South Asia, torn by conflicts for the last 70 years, eschewed animosities and conflicts and got together to revive those strands of […]

Nepal’s long wait for a new government

Nepal’s long wait for a new government

Six weeks have passed since elections to the Nepalese provincial assemblies and the federal parliament were held. The Left Alliance registered a thumping win in the federal parliament polls and had won six out of the seven provinces. Yet, Nepal is still to get a new government and a new Prime Minister. The defeated Nepali Congress […]

Book on Nepali health foods which tickle the taste buds too

Book on Nepali health foods which tickle the taste buds too

By Frances Bulathsinghala In this modern age in which the mushrooming of fast food joints has only increased the frequency of visits to the doctor, there has appeared a book entitled “Nepali Home Cooking of Healthy Living” by Sharada Jnawali and Cibeleh Da Mata, which contains Nepali vegetarian recipes which contribute to health even as […]

Nepal – in the throes of change and hope

Nepal – in the throes of change and hope

By Frances Bulathsinghala/South Asian Monitor The airport of Kathmandu has gone through the mill of change in recent years as with much of Nepal, politics or otherwise. Where once was a flurry of elbowing for access for immigration documentation clearance manually, there is now a flurry of competition for the snazzy machines where one enters […]

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