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June 25, 2017 Kathmandu Five years ago, Debendra Pokharel launched Cocina Mitho Chha, a “sustainable social enterprise”, located in Lazimpat. Situated just off Diplomatic Row, it’s a world unto itself – a haven from the bustle and noise of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at mikeldunham
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June 15, 2017 Written by my colleague JAYADEVA RANADE, soon to be published by the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy. Especially since the 18th Party Congress in November 2012 and as China moves to convene the 19th Party Congress... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at mikeldunham
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June 7, 2017 Yesterday, Veteran politician Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected Nepal’s Prime Minister for the fourth time in his career with the support of nearly two-thirds of the members of the 593-strong Parliament. The 70-year-old Nepali Congress president returned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at mikeldunham
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MAY 25, 2017 Written by The World Bank's Nepali economist, Sudyumna Dahal Growth has rebounded strongly and has reached 7.5 percent (market prices) in FY2017. This is the highest growth rate since 1994, and is a result, in part, of... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at mikeldunham
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May 7, 2017 Originally published in Himalayan Times, filed by RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat and leader of the Democratic Party in the US House of Representatives and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a meeting... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at mikeldunham
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March 20, 2017 Originally published by Carnegie India on March 17, by JAYADEVA RANADE For both China and India, Buddhism is a useful enhancer of cultural soft power. The religion has, over the past decade, increased in importance for India... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at mikeldunham
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March 9, 2017 Normal life in southern districts – particularly in Saptari – came to a halt this week, due to a general strike call by the Madhesis in protest of four youths killed by armed police. The security forces... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at mikeldunham
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March 1, 2017 Excerpt from the desk of my colleague Jayadeva Ranade, President of the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy. Ranade is former additional secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India. His article was first published yesterday by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at mikeldunham
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November 21, 1016 Occasionally, an Indian assertion arises that Lord Buddha’s birthplace was India, not Nepal. Nepalis take it as a slap in their faces. It underlines Nepalis’ perception that India is guilty of a pervasive disregard (and ignorance) of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at mikeldunham
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November 16, 2016 Since 1990, when Nepal adopted a multi-party democracy, there have been 24 prime ministers – basically a new prime minister annually for the last two-and-a-half decades. It’s hardly a recipe for a stable government, let alone a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at mikeldunham
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October 24, 2016 The following is an excerpt from my colleague Jayadeva Ranada’s recent analysis on Wu Yingjie, China’s new Tibet Party Secretary. Ranada is former Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, and current President of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at mikeldunham
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August 3, 2016 Today, former communist rebel leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka “Prachanda” officially became Nepal’s new Prime Minister, which makes him the 24th prime minister in the last 26 years, one of the key reasons contributing to Nepal’s ongoing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at mikeldunham
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August 1, 2016 Two days ago, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) published the following report. Endangered tiger numbers have nearly doubled in Nepal in just three years, thanks to conservation efforts led by the Department of National Parks and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at mikeldunham
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JULY 30, 2016 Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday. Nepal has been worst hit, with homes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at mikeldunham
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July 25, 2016 Yesterday, CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka 'Prachanda' announced that he was all set to make a comeback as Prime Minister of Nepal, a week after the Nepali Congress and Madhes-based parties pledged to throw... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at mikeldunham
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July 13, 2016 My friends -- photographer Sujoy Das and author Lisa Choegyal -- have spent a lifetime in Nepal. Nepal Himalaya: A Journey through Time captures their journey, combining Sujoy's beautiful black and white mountain images with a reflective... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at mikeldunham
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June 5, 2016 Report from Delhi by my associate Jayadeva Ranade, first published in the Sunday Guardian. Jayadeva Ranade is a former Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India and is president of the Centre for China Analysis... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at mikeldunham
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May 13, 2016 The following obituary was written by Lisa Choegyal, New Zealand Honorary Consul to Nepal. Dr. Charles McDougal PhD passed away peacefully on 11 May 2016 in Kathmandu. Always known as Chuck, he was a leading tiger ecologist,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at mikeldunham
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April 25, 2016 It has been one year to the day since the Nepal earthquake (and the major aftershocks that followed) killed 8,959 people and injured another 22, 303. It was the biggest natural disaster to hit the Himalayan country... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at mikeldunham
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April 7, 2016 Below is my Forward for the English translation of General Rookmangud Katawal’s best-selling autobiography, launched in Kathmandu on April 2, 2016. I also acted as editor of the translation. The book is published by Nepa-laya Publishers and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at mikeldunham
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February 21, 2016 Kanak Mani Dixit, a writer and journalist based in Kathmandu, is founding editor of the magazine Himal Southasian. This analysis was published in The Hindu yesterday. Without doubt, the most damaging episode in the relationship between the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at mikeldunham
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January 16, 2016 photo: Deepak Adikhari Today, finally, Nepal formally commenced the reconstruction process, nearly nine months after the massive earthquake on April 25 last year. President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli inaugurated the much-delayed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at mikeldunham
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December 9, 2010 This analysis was sent to me by the author, Jayadeva Ranade. It was published in today’s New Indian Express. Ranade is a former Addl Secy in Cabinet Secretariat, Govt of India, and is President of the Centre... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at mikeldunham
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December 8, 2015 Excerpt with Mikel Dunham: Full trailer, with information about renting or purchasing movie: Earth Sutra from Earth Sutra on Vimeo. ................................................................................................... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at mikeldunham
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December 8, 2015 At this juncture in Nepal’s fuel-deprived crisis, it can ill afford to be pulling back on alternative sources of energy. And yet, that is exactly what is happening. Gregory B. Poindexter, associate editor of HydroWorld.com., just posted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at mikeldunham