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Headline
A hopelessly divided ruling party, an aggressive opposition cashing in on a disenfranchised citizenry. Neither have time to see which way the country is headed.
BINOD BHATTARAI

Nation
AMARTYA SEN

Hindus from worshipping at the temple, igniting renewed debate on why bona fide Hindus cannot enter Nepal's holiest of holies.
HEMLATA RAI

Tourism is good for the country. Strikes are bad for tourism. Ergo, strikes are bad for the country.
SUJATA TULADHAR


A caste struggle is on in the village of Melauli, and the Dalits are pitting their collective strength against an oppressive social order.
PREM SINGH NAYAK and RUPA JOSHI


Domestic Brief




Business
With Khetan-Modi Telestra having won the private mobile phone licence, maybe the backlog of 269,000 fixed lines in Nepal will finally be met.
BINOD BHATTARAI

Leisure
Eastern spirituality and mysticism is omnipresent and seriously chic in the West. But psychologists suggest seeing a shrink instead.
ANITA CHAUDHARI in LONDON

SALIL SUBEDI

Sports
MUKUL HUMAGAIN




Review
This exhibition highlights the aberration so common in Nepali abstract art. In the name of abstraction, the unimaginable is passed off as art.

Culture
In this story lies the moral: those who taste of the delights of the Kathmandu Valley are forever blissfully enslaved.

Nepali Society

Travel
Over the years, Nepal's spiritual and educational links with Banaras have been overshadowed by other destinations. But the bonds are still there.
PRAKASH A RAJ in BANARAS

SALIL SUBEDI

 
EDITORIAL

COLUMNS
State Of The State
by CK LAL
The bluff stops here

Here And There
by DANIEL LAK
Star crossed

Under My Hat
by KUNDA DIXIT
Fossil fools

LETTERS
Rags

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