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Nepali language at SOAS

Nepal, Nov. 26 -- 'Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had country more faithful friends than you'. These are words anyone interested in the Gurkhas is sure to come by, sooner r... Read More


Good riddance

Nepal, Nov. 12 -- It might be a few more days before the official tally is in, and Donald Trump and his Republican Party acknowledge what the rest of the world has: the Trump era is over and with it t... Read More


Manels and the Nepali heart

Nepal, Oct. 15 -- I have to admit to a slight twinge of envy as a young man upon learning that 'Down Under', the 1980s hit by the Australian band Men at Work, had been adopted as the unofficial nation... Read More


Our broken politics

Nepal, Oct. 1 -- When the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Centre) announced their alliance on the eve of the parliamentary elections in 2017, I for one had no illusions of what the combined might of these... Read More


The Plague redux

Nepal, Sept. 17 -- Soon after we went into the national lockdown in March, my TV service provider had the idea of offering a number of films dealing with outbreaks of all manner of diseases in its fre... Read More


How to spot a genius

Nepal, Sept. 3 -- It has been a while since we heard from Donald J Trump about what a 'stable genius' he is. His claim to his supposed brilliance comes first and foremost from his having attended an I... Read More