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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 …

The morning after the key women’s World Cup fixture between India and Australia on Wednesaday, July 12, the media focus was much more on Mithila Raj becoming the world’s leading run-getter in women’s ODIs and crossing the 6,000-run mark than on the …

We have numerous references of gana-sangha or gana-rajaya in Buddhist, Jain and Greek literature. It was an alternative polity to the kingdom and probably may represent the continuation of an earlier system. Monarchies or hereditary kingdoms were …

Meet best-selling Indian author Amish Tripathi who has just released his much anticipated fifth book, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, that re-imagines the life of the Hindu goddess from the epic Ramayan. With four million copies in print, the former banker …

But very few could throw knives at the source of a sound. Sita was one of those very few. — Sita: Warrior of Mithila. This is not the demure, suffering Sita we know. Amish’s new book re-imagines the heroine of our mythology as an abandoned wildling …

This is not the demure, suffering Sita we know. Amish’s new book re-imagines the heroine of our mythology as an abandoned wildling protected by a vulture, adopted by the ruler of Mithila, and then going on to become the lethal warrior, defender and Prime …

When Nepal promulgated its new constitution in 2015, the Madhesi groups, people of Indian origin, complained that their interests were not considered and started to agitate by creating blockades at border points. Nepal in turn even pointed fingers at India …

India’s dilemma on Nepal

Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

Should it or must it not take up Madhesi issue? Amid the ongoing tussle between the Madhesi groups and the Government of Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, there comes news that New Delhi has assured of ‘all possible assistance’ to Kathmandu for the …

India’s new envoy to Nepal arrives in Kathmandu

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 25, 2017

Nepal is preparing to hold three elections in the next 10 months against the backdrop of a standoff between the government and Madhesi parties. Before Puri was appointed as ambassador to Nepal, he was India’s envoy to Belgium. An Indian Foreign Service …

Tiger Population Booms In India’s Terai Region

Posted on: Monday, Jan 16, 2017

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring. The highest rise so far has been recorded in …

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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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