It is time for countries to wake up from the dreams of democracy and face the reality.Meritocracy is a political system in which leadership is selected on the basis of intellectual criteria. It is a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement. In other words, it is providing leadership by able, qualified and talented people rather than those elected using fraudulent and corrupt elections. Its basis is rewarding people based on their ability and talent instead of class privilege or wealth.
Expectedly, mobile phone makes people more efficient and innovative in performing their economic activities as evidenced from the findings of the studies undertook in the international level. Putting these evidences in place, there is an urgent need to undertake a study to examine the economic impact of the use of mobile phone which is not yet investigated in Nepal as it has the potential to play a key role in efficient logistics management and reduce costs for both private and the government sector.Â
If the award to Obama is to make him realize that the world is expecting great things in the days to follow so as to make this world a safer place to live in, Obama will have to go beyond the United Stateâ€™s national interests in international fronts. This is an uphill task for him even though it is not impossible.
After the monarchy, the Chinese appear to be looking for a dependable ally in Nepal, and the Maoists seem to be willing to take on this role. Chinese policy needs to be analyzed also in the context of Beijing's transparent desire to expand its contacts and linkages across the South Asian region.
Right to food is right to life. No one can deny with this universal principle of human rights. However, this very rights has been increasingly over-shadowed, under-estimated and negatively encroached in many ways by different actors and processes. It has thus hit hardest the daily lives of many specially the bottom line people with economic deprivation, social discrimination and vulnerable to human induced and natural disasters.
Dear Rabindra, Thanks for such an ardently arresting letter. It instantly took me to my heart. Pardon me, if you can, after reading your open letter, I could not resist from writing to you. Let me start with some personal notes: I still donâ€™t know whether I am an NRN or not. All I know about myself is that, unlike you, I was born of a poor peasant family in the mid-western hills of Nepal and now I am shepherding myself abroad until dusk for my livelihood.
At the outset, this writer wishes to make it clear that this letter is a sincere salutation to those of you who have not only talked about Nepal but have made concrete contributions to this country in various ways. However, this letter could make for uncomfortable reading to the majority of you who come, who talk, who return and do nothing but just talk and find excuses to talk more. There is no point cursing Nepali politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and civil society members when you, with all your expertise, skills and resources, have failed to fulfil your social and patriotic responsibilities.