Climate Change: Environmentalism and Religion

I had a few minutes trouble, some hesitation about that ‘and’ in the heading of my article. There was a confusion of mixed feelings about the use of it – may be an ‘or’ could be more appropriate. Appropriate because Environmentalism with its current central focus on Global Warming and Climate Change arguably draws its [...]

Nigeria: Making the best of a new opportunity

The unnecessary anxiety raised before the April election by the international community has turned to become a blessing in disguise for Nigeria. At the moment, it appears as if the whole West is heading down here with the visit of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister, David Cameron and some officials from Canada and [...]

A letter to the Editor

I’m a normal Nepali, a Social activist and writer/reporter. Today I encountered a news which completely made me re-think where our country’s journalism is moving. I believe kantipur being the foremost and pioneering has more responsibility in its sustainability than others where it’s losing its hope. It use to be people’s voice and use to [...]

Dishing Russian liberalism

I knew that calling Vladimir Putin a liberal would make liberals shutter.  After all, they’ve been convinced that the only liberals in Russia are the hapless oppositionists who are the frequent targets of Putinist “repression.” What I didn’t expect is that the objection would come from a prominent blog like Andrew Sullivan’s “The Dish.”  For [...]

All bad ‘gods’ in Afghanistan

We, four Afghan researchers, were in Delhi to participate in a conference. It was very expensive to make telephone calls from the five star hotel we were staying in, so we decided to buy Indian sim cards. In Afghanistan, you can buy a sim card from a boy on the street. But in Delhi it [...]

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