Posts tagged ‘Beyond



The latest two instances were seen when India and Nepal could not come on the same page over internet access and the rights of Madhesi people. China has provided broadband internet in Nepal now. Over the question of Madhesis when there was huge blockade …

Looking beyond the horizon

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

However, the latter reduced inclusion to tokenism. “What more do you want”, they said, “than having both a president and vice president from the Madhesi community?” For them, inclusion became an employment agency for the elite among the marginalised.

Saptari and beyond

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 11, 2017

Four Madhesi protesters were killed by security forces and reports have confirmed that the shots were fired to cause grievous harm—all the deceased were shot above their waist. Whatever the political pretext, the killing of a citizen by the state cannot …

Beyond the rhetoric

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

It is now clear that such methods can only backfire. In the case of the blockade, India may have tried to come to the aid of the Madhesi population, but by using coercive methods, it only contributed to deepening the alienation between the Madhesi and the …

MSY looks to expand his base beyond M-Y

Posted on: Friday, May 13, 2016

Kurmis constitute nearly 9% of UP’s population and form the second biggest OBC chunk after Yadavs (13%). In eastern UP and terai regions, they play a decisive role in nearly 20 districts and 75 assembly constituencies. If Beni manages to mobilize his caste …

“We have players from all castes, creed and regions — hills, valleys and terai. And all of them play as a unit and back each other. Yes, there have been differences at the political level, but now the whole country is rallying behind the team,” says …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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