Democracy Archive

December 2018


MADRID – Sadly, 2018 will not be remembered as a year of political and diplomatic success. Though the international order […]
December 24, 2018

he passing of Tulsi Giri, the doctor-turned-politician-turned-follower of the Jehovah’s Witness sect, who died on 18 December aged 93, marked […]
December 20, 2018

November 2018


n the 100th day of incarceration of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam, 34 prominent South Asians including Arundhati Roy, Shabana Azmi, Amitav […]
November 13, 2018

September 2018

ay 2017 was a milestone in Nepal’s transition from a unitary system to a federal state, but a year since locally […]
September 21, 2018

n the three decades after 1960 when political parties were banned, there were Village Panchayats. After the democratic changes in […]
September 21, 2018

September 2018

Here & Now

Diwakar Chettri epal may be a federal state on paper, but the mightiest government in the country’s democratic history is showing that […]
September 14, 2018


Bhanu Bhattarai hen Nepal emerged from the century-long darkness of the Rana Era in 1950, society did not have the capacity to […]
September 14, 2018

n a recent meeting with editors of Nepal’s mainstream media, six months after assuming office, Prime Minister K P Oli […]
September 14, 2018

September 2018 It has been one year since Nepal wrapped up all three rounds of local elections. There was great hope that devolution […]
September 7, 2018

August 2018

Here & Now

UNDERPASS: It looks like you forgot that there is now a new law that forbids disclosure of the private information […]
August 31, 2018