May 22, 2012, 5:45 p.m.

As in the past, Nepal’s political leaders have been working hard at the eleventh hour to avoid another political crisis. However, they are still busy trying to figure a way out. At a time when political unrest is gripping several parts across the country, the livelihood prospects of the common people have been thrown out of gear and the nation’s economy is badly hurt. The situation is very fluid and uncertain. This fortnight’s cover story is about this political scenario and its future implications. We discuss the various options for the coming days. Given Nepal’s current political scenario, it is difficult to make predictions, but we have tried to analyze what exists at the moment. It seems that political parties are going to promulgate the new constitution by May 27 by withholding some of the agenda like borders of the provinces and their numbers for sorting out later.

This edition also features the regular coverage in social, economic and other issues. As political instability is growing, Nepal’s tourism sector is badly hurt. We also look at the various risks to tourism growth that was promising only sometime ago. The rise of social media has transformed the current situation, we also peek into the changing mode of social media in Nepal’s current context.

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