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Women Leadership: Is it the new world order ?

Sudiksha Tuladhar

  The patriarchy demands a women to be the bearer and the caretaker of children and the domestics. Nurturing and caring have been considered feminine qualities whereas the Male has to emerge as a bread winner of the family. The leadership roles were always reserved for men and it has not been very long since women were even considered as able voters. It was from the beginning of the 20th century, women all over the world were granted some political freedom. However, in this short interv…

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The Practice of hate in politics

Surya Kiran Yadav

The co-existence of culturally varied ethnic or religious communities has been marred by persistent conflicts and often resulted in the subjugation of one by the other. When the differences become pronounced, the rhetoric reverberates on either side of the conflicting parties. However, the survival of minority is founded on the compromise it makes against the collective conscience of the dominant group but it is in the human nature to push an adversary against their limits of tolerance whi…

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The genesis and relevance of American's resistance against Racism

Surya Kiran Yadav

  The US is reeling with a massive protest across its cities over the murder of George Floyd, a black American, by the state Police. However, the murder is only a proximate cause. The underlying causes are deeply rooted in the historical injustices done to the Black Americans and a failure to redress them. The people were brooding resentments and this incident has brought them together to pour their emotions infront of the world. This murder will be registered as another &ldqu…

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COVID-19 and the Socio-Economic context of Nepal

Sajal Mani Dhital

  Nepal at present stands highly vulnerable to the unfolding COVID – 19 pandemic. Although several measures have been taken by all the three tiers of government to respond to the crisis, there is an urgent need to strengthen the existing health system in order to handle any sudden surge of outbreak and standardize the facilities like quarantine and isolation. Along with that, it is also significant to capacitate the concerned stakeholders on mitigating the socio-economic impacts a…

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EV policy cudgels Nepal's Economy, Climate and Reputation

Surya Kiran Yadav Nischal Dhungel

    A wise man once said "I am looking forward to the day when Nepal gains reputation as the country of clean energy.". The wise man was Nepal's PM KP Sharma Oli in 2018. It's 2020 and the wisdom seems to have withered away. Nepal’s 2020-2021 budget and its policies turned out to be the talk of the town. The decision to levy heavy taxes on Electric Vehicles (EV) was a revelation in the truest sense. This comes in sharp contrast to the commitment made b…

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Corona Pandemic and the Rise of Authoritarianism

Surya Kiran Yadav

  When we scour modern or contemporary political history, we discover the rise of authoritarianism being accompanied by the imposition of the state of emergency, a blatant abridgment of human rights and the use of excessive force to sustain that system. However, at present the conventional methods to impose and sustain an authoritarian rule have been challenged. Instead of military deployments and the subsequent uses of force, a true fear of contagion is on its way to achieve the same g…

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South Korea's COVID Lesson for Nepal

Nischal Dhungel

  South Korea 3T's weapon - "Test-Trace-Treat"- to fight COVID-19. South Korea was among the first countries to be affected by a novel coronavirus. Scrolling the news in the media, adulation for South Korea's successful strategy to contain the coronavirus has been spreading like wildfire. South Korea's response to COVID-19 has become a sign of hope and a potential model to follow. Lesson learned from MERS outbreak The largest Middle East Respiratory Syndro…