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Minister of my health: The curious case of Gagan Thapa, by Biswas Baral (rep 17/03/2017)

From a guerilla fighter to humble Speaker, by Onshari Gharti Magar (kp 18/02/2017)

We may have come a long way, but there is much to achieve: The feminist consciousness flourished after the restoration of democracy in 1990 and received ample focus  during the decade-long Maoist struggle followed by people’s movement and constitution-writing process, by Mohna Ansari (kp 18/02/2017)

Shadowing Prachanda: A photographer’s pictorial documentation of Pushpa Kamal Dahal from revolutionary to two-time prime minister, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 25/11/2016)

Justice-in-chief: Fiercely independent, Sushila Karki is determined not to be a token female and has flouted convention throughout her career, by Binita Dahal (nt 25/11/2016)

Panchayat-era democracy champion neglected (ht 11/11/2016) [on Madhukanta Singh]

True patriot: Madhav Ghimire was a man of substance and grace, and we must remember him by celebrating a life devoted to Nepal, by George Varughese (nt 30/09/2016)

BP’s 102nd Birth Anniversary, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 10/09/2016)

Baburam’s Biography Filled With Eulogies, by Mukti Rijal (rn 08/09/2016)

The Oli paradox: His backers may not openly characterize him as such, but a benevolent dictator is what they are looking for in KP Oli, by Biswas Baral (rep 03/09/2016)

Former Minister Khapangi passes away (rep 29/08/2016)

Recalling Pushpa Lal: Indian communist leader Nripendra Chakrawarti suggested that Pushpa Lal should establish a communist party in Nepal, by Dipendra Adhikari (rep 23/07/2016)

Hospitalised Shashank Koirala ‘critical’, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/07/2016)

In memoriam: Bhandari redefined traditional role of communist parties, moving them from bullets to ballots, by Dipendra Adhikari (rep 16/05/2016) [remembering Madan Kumar Bhandari], Dashdhunga mystery still haunts the country (rep 17/05/2016)

On the death of Sushil Koirala: Ex-PM, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala passes away (ht 09/02/2016), Sushil Koirala’s demise poses potential problems for Nepal (ht 09/02/2016), Sushil Koirala’s final rites on Wednesday (ht 09/02/2016), “I’ve already understood…,” said Sushil Koirala before breathing his last (ht 09/02/2016), Indian delegation pays tribute to Koirala; to return today after meeting Oli, Thapa (ht 09/02/2016), Adieu Sushil Da (photo feature) (kp 09/02/2016), Nation wakes up to shockFormer PM and NC President Sushil Koirala, who led constitution-drafting to its conclusion, dies at 78 (kp 10/02/2016), Adios Sushil Da (1939-2016): Man of few words but many strengths, by Kamal Dev Bahattarai (kp 10/02/2016), Koirala’s home district in outpouring of grief, by Janak Nepal (kp 10/02/2016), Was Koirala’s illness ‘kept in dark’ for political expediency?, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/02/2016), Nepal’s friends send words of comfort in hour of grief (kp 10/02/2016), Women politicians hail late leader’s role (kp 10/02/2016), Rest in peace: Known for his simplicity, Koirala leaves behind a mixed legacy as leader (kp 10/02/2016), Former PM Sushil Koirala passes away (ht 10/02/2016), Was to be admitted to TUTH on Mon (ht 10/02/2016), Condolences pour in for Koirala (ht 10/02/2016), Foreign leaders hail former PM’s simplicity, by Lekhanath Pandey (kp 10/02/2016), Koirala family mourns in Nepalgunj (ht 10/02/2016), Madhes shocked at former PM’s demise (ht 10/02/2016), Homage to Koirala: If leaders benefit from his virtues and become wiser from his mistakes and weaknesses, it will be the best homage they will be paying to their departed leader (ht 10/02/2016), Remembering late former PM Sushil Koirala: Those who worked closely with him recall him as having an innate characteristic of doing what he considered was right for the nation, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 10/02/2016), Constitution promulgation, Koirala's biggest achievement, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 10/02/2016), Multiple complications led to sudden death: Dr Yogi (rep 10/02/2016), Adieu, Sushil da, by Swarnim Wagle (rep 10/02/2016), Ex-PM Koirala's sudden demise takes country aback, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/02/2016), True achiever: If Sushil Koirala had been close to India he would not have been the only Nepali prime minister who was not invited by India on assuming office, by Prateek Pradhan (rep 10/02/2016), Koirala’s final rites performed with state honours (kp 11/02/2016), Tributes pour in for Koirala (kp 11/02/2016), Sushil Koirala cremated with state honours, by Prakash Acharya (ht 11/02/2016), Koirala lauded for guiding Nepal thru transition, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 11/02/2016), Koirala consigned to flames with state honors (rep 11/02/2016), An Icon Of Simplicity And Rectitude, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 12/02/2016), Remembering a political hero: Lessons from him, by Shobhakar Parajuli (ht 15/02/2016), Bidding Farewell To Sushil Koirala, by Prem Khatry (rn 16/02/2016), Under the circumstances: Sushil Koirala led the nation during difficult times and won hearts with his simplicity, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 23/02/2016), Missed opportunity: Sushilbabu, given his background, stature and a squeaky-clean image, could have asserted himself as a leader after the death of Girijababu, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 24/02/2016)

Remembering Kishunjee: No other politician of 20th century is probably more relevant than Kishunjee in conflict-ridden atmosphere of Nepal, by Pradip Giri (kp 27/12/2015)

Back to BP: BP Koirala’s political and literary visions are not mutually exclusive, by Abhi Subedi (kp 15/11/2015)

The man from Limbuwan: A tribute to my father Padma Sundar Lawoti, by Surendra Lawoti (kp 01/11/2015)

A ‘think tank’ on Nepal law and affairs (kp 28/10/2015) [on the death of Ganesh Raj Sharma]

A Leader Who Stands Out From The Crowd, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 16/10/2015) [A exaggerated eulogy on PM Oli that leaves the impact of his conservative mind unmentioned!]

History through her eyes, by Chahana Sigdel and Garima Chaulagain (kp 26/09/2015) [on Shanta Shrestha]

Lawati, staunch royalist, no more (kp 11/06/2015) [on the death of Padma Sundar Lawati], , Panchthar mourns Lawati’s death (ht 11/06/2015)

Uprety, authority on corporate law, dies at ‘my own will’, by Bhadra Sharma [on suicide of Bharat Raj Uprety]

GP Koirala accorded highest honour posthumously (kp 21/04/2015), Nepalratna conferred on late Girija Prasad Koirala (ht 21/04/2015)

Five-time PM Surya Bahadur Thapa passes away, by Rajan Pokhrel and Keshav Koirala (ht 16/04/2015), Thapa: An astute politician, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/04/2015), Thapa’s last rites with state honour today (kp 17/04/2015), Thapa to be cremated with state honours today (ht 17/04/2015), Thapa's mortal remains flown back for last tributes: Public holiday to honor late leader (rep 17/04/2015), Surya Bahadur Thapa (1928-2015): The man who did not shape national politics, but let national politics shape him, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/04/2015), Govt honours five-time PM with state funeral (kp 18/04/2015), Ex-PM Thapa cremated with state honours (ht 18/04/2015)

CPN-UML politburo member dies: Dhakal was undergoing treatment for swine flu (ht 06/04/2015) [on the death of Ram Nath Dhakal], UML leader Dhakal dies of swine flu, by Arjun Poudel (rep 06/04/2015), Dhakal’s last rites performed (kp 07/04/2015)

GPK a true hero of democratic movement: PM (ht 22/03/2015)

Baburam and Prachanda are best suited for their current roles, as thought and organisational leaders, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 08/02/2015)

At home in the hills: Subhash Ghisingh’s life has much to tell of the politics of federation in India, by Ajapa Sharma (kp 08/02/2015)

PM’s brother passes away (kp 19/11/2014) [on the death of Dr. Arun Koirala]

The Iron Man: A fitting tribute to Ganesh Man Singh on his 100th birth anniversary would be for all leaders to unite and finish the constitution, by Him Lal Ghimire (kp) [On the 99th birthday of Ganesh Man Singh who was born on 9 November 1915], Tribute To Ganeshman Singh At His Centenary Celebration, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 20/11/2014)

NC leader Ojha passes away: Last tribute paid at party headquarters, rites at Pashupati (kp 27/09/2014) [on the death of Siddha Raj Ojha]

Torchbearer for girls’ education is no more (kp 24/09/2014) [on the death of Sahana Pradhan], UML leader Sahana Pradhan cremated with state honour (ht 24/09/2014), 70-year political journey ends: Popular movement commander Sahana Pradhan dies at 87 (rep 24/09/2014), The firebrand feminist: Nepali women owe much to the late Sahana Pradhan for the opportunities they enjoy today, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 27/09/2014), Firebrand activist: The best tribute to Sahana Pradhan would be to ensure gender equality in political parties (kp 06/10/2014)

Bogati hospitalised after heart attack, stroke (kp 13/09/2014), Maoist leader on life support (kp 15/09/2014), Leader Bogati no more (kp 16/09/2014), UCPN-M Vice-chair Bogati passes away (ht 16/09/2014), ‘He put party’s welfare above all else’ (kp 16/09/2014), Tupchhe villagers remember Bogati for his magnanimous nature, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 16/09/2014), Man of people: Bogati never used his position to amass wealth, nor did he allow personal problems to affect his party life, by Hisila Yami (rep 21/09/2014), Bogati saved party many times: BRB (ht 22/09/2014)

BP Koirala a great leader and democratic thinker: Congress (ht 10/09/2014)

Rights activist Bhave Sarki no more (kp 19/08/2014)

Remembering BP, Pushpa Lal, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 27/07/2014)

Oli’s Era Begins In UML, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 20/07/2014)

A leader and a statesman: Promulgating the constitution within a year would be a befitting way to remember Girija Prasad Koirala, by Ram Chandra Pokhrel (kp 15/07/2014)

Sahana Pradhan's condition 'critical but stable' (rep 08/06/2014)

Late GP Koirala given highest national honour (kp 30/05/2014)

Remembering KP Bhattarai: Krishna Prasad was an uncompromising stalwart of Nepal’s democratic movement, by Hom Raj Dahal (kp 04/03/2014)

A man of conviction, ex-CJ Rana dies at 81, by Pranab Kharel (kp 14/02/2014)

Upadhyaya, 84, a judicial craftsman, by Pranab Kharel (kp 01/02/2014) [on the death of Bishwa Nath Upadhyaya], Former CJ Upadhyay passes away (ht 01/02/2014), Condolences pour in for former CJ Upadhyay (ht 01/02/2014), Former CJ Upadhyaya made legal history, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 01/02/2014), The guardian complex: Justice Upadhyaya believed in constitutional monarchy; had more faith in stability of nation-state than in dynamism of state-nation; and felt bourgeois guardianship was essential for democracy, by C.K. Lal (rep 03/02/2014)

Devoted to democracy (kp 27/01/2014) [on Sushil Koirala]

Democracy fighter Angdembe passes away (nn 09/01/2014)

Status anxiety: Without his realizing it, the ground on which he walked was being eaten by sinkholes underneath, by Dinkar Nepal (rep 08/01/2014) [on Pushpa Kamal Dahal]

Baburam Bhattarai (personal website)

Ganesh Man Singh (in Nepali)
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