18 articles in category
- Smoking, Cancer and Maoism
For the Maoists the cause is secondary, but the enemy is primary - the establishment.
- Should the Nepalese Government honour Joanna Lumley?
It is ridiculous to expect the Nepalese government to honour Lumley, though she has done the Gurkhas a great service
- India's Nepal Policy Needs an Urgent Course Correction
India doesn't seem to care whether democracy and parliamentary supremacy are established in Nepal
- India, the New Imperialist?
From trade to imperialism, India can not be faulted on not learning its lessons from the East India Company!
- Delusions of Grandeur Can Lead To Trouble
A Big Brother who is admired and respected, rather than feared, will be able to command his sibling's loyalty.
- Gurkhas Seek Justice in UK, They Get The Law Instead
The Gurkhas are brave and loyal, but should that give them the right to settle down in the UK?
- All Visitors are Gods, But Some Visitors are Higher Gods
Is it goodness of the heart or racism that makes Asians treat White people so well?
- Two Intelligent Men
Two ex-Intelligence men are blogging, each so much different from the other.
- Pedicures and Paedophiles in Paradise
In Nepal the cost of a child's life is worth about the same as a pedicure
- The South Asian Water That Is Indian
A critical analysis of Indian water policy and water projects on the Ganges.
- Hits and Misses– Get Out! We Are Visiting Your City
Our friends and family think our presence in a city we visit is bad omenRumana Husain
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- The Secular Identity Crisis in Nepal
B.P.Koirala could be aging and senile but he is only mirroring the identity crisis in Nepal.
- The Demise of a Dynasty
King Gyanendra's own identity is in churn. He is no longer the head of state or the government; neither is he a commoner.
- Compromising India's Naval Security
Thoughts on India's lackadaisical approach to the security threat in the Indian Ocean.Sandeep
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- Nepal: A New Dawn and Some Scepticism
Nepal's rapid progress towards a Republican state from a marxist insurgency invites scepticism.
- Treaties of Sagauli and Sinchula –Our Colonial Past
In its foreign policy, India is beginning to abandon the Raj approach to its neighbors
- Why the UPA Should Go
Critique of the UPA's overall failure in protecting India.
- Failed Democracies Abound in South Asia
One might well ask as to what India did right that democracy - warts and all - at least exists in the country.