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 […]

South Asia witnessed significant trends in 2017

South Asia witnessed significant trends in 2017

Colombo, December 21: In 2017, South Asian countries witnessed significant developments which would have long term consequences for themselves and the region as a whole, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. India saw a two-month standoff with China over the frontier in Doklam, which, given the high decibel sabre rattling by the Chinese, could have resulted […]

Nepal at the edge of political uncertainty again

Nepal at the edge of political uncertainty again

With parliamentary elections due on November 26, and the present parliament ceasing to exist on October 22, Nepal is again standing on the edge of political uncertainty if not a political crisis., writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. While a change of government due to an election is only to be expected in a democracy, Nepal has […]

Sri Lankan women saved from traffickers in Nepal

Sri Lankan women saved from traffickers in Nepal

Kathmandu, Sept 11 – Amid a growing trend of Nepali men and women being trafficked via Sri Lanka, two Sri Lankan women have been rescued from the clutches of traffickers who tried to send them to various foreign destinations using Nepal as the transit point. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police rescued two Sri […]

Madhesis ignore call to boycott Nepal local elections

Madhesis ignore call to boycott Nepal local elections

Colombo, June 29: The Madhesis, a people of recent Indian origin who had sworn that they would boycott the second phase of the Nepalese local body elections on June 28, ended up participating in them as voters as well as candidates, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com The Madhesis are 20% of the population of Nepal and […]

Challenges facing Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

Challenges facing Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

Kathmandu, June 11: The new Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba faces many challenges, but fortunately, his   tormentors in the past, have been neutralized. Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda of CPN (Maoist Center), is today an ally; and the Monarchy, does not exist, writes P.K.Balachandran in the South Asian Monitor. On June 7, veteran politician […]

Beyond parochialism and pettiness: Setting a regional agenda for actual cooperation

Beyond parochialism and pettiness: Setting a regional agenda for actual cooperation

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, June 8: South Asia has a plethora of regional cooperation institutions, but their performance has been dismal. Parochialism, petty nationalism and mutual suspicions have been the bane of these institutions, though they have been around for decades and have been holding meetings frequently to ritualistically express sentiments of brotherhood and signing […]

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