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Chandra is now known for making films that address social issues under the banner Champaran Talkies. In 2016, his film Mithila Makhan, won the best Maithili Language Film at the 63rd National Film Awards, becoming the first film from Bihar to do so.

This happened despite India’s stiff resistance to OBOR. The blockade along the India-Nepal border due to the Madhesi crisis has angered a large part of the Nepali population, allowing China to step in as an alternative to India by providing not only the …

I fear that this tendency could again harm us in the third phase. Already we are being projected as an anti-amendment force, and even an anti-Madhesi party. There are talks of RJPN and CPN-UML coming closer. Yet we are still to formulate our electoral …

Two years after the majority Madhesi population in the Terai blocked several trading points along the southern border with India, there remains deep-seated resentment in large parts of Nepal against the Kathmandu elite. Deuba inherits a divided Nepal …

China should realise that if it can jump into the midst of Indo-Nepal relations post-Madhesi imbroglio, other could also do the same. India has now done a China on China and there should be no bad feelings. After all everything is fair in love …

Fourth, there is a need to protect the ground water recharge zone in the foothills of Bhabar, Terai in Uttar Pradesh, Bazadas in Maharashtra, Aravalis and Bhuds in Haryana, flood plains, marshes and wetlands of the country. These areas need to be declared …

China’s growing influence

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Beyond the extension of the trading link, with a certain degree of suspicion and caution, India must watch Chinese involvement in Nepal and moreover China’s spreading influence to southwards to the Terai region must be observed carefully.

Anil K Singh, team leader (WWF) for Terai Arc Landscape (TAL), said, “Problem arises when an animal ventures into human habitat. Now, this venturing is of two kinds. First, is when this animal strays into human settlement and second, when its incursion …

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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