Two recent announcements were worth noting. The NEA announced more power cuts and the opposition parties announced more protests. At a time when normal life in Nepal is getting difficult due to one or the other uncertainty, these events are certainly going to hit the people harder. No political party actually seemed to protest the power cuts although they are paralyzing the industries. Political parties in Nepal have lost almost all of their six years since the 2006 uprising in bickering among themselves, thereby losing a lot of good opportunities to develop the nation. Nepal is known for its enormous potential to generate cheap renewable energy. Unfortunately, that is becoming a non-issue in wake of one after another political crisis. We have decided to look at the power crisis as the lead story for this fortnight. Along with this, we have also covered the present political developments and emerging alliances. Despite the repeated call from the international community, Nepal has failed to establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This is definitely going to affect Nepal’s image in the international arena. As Nepal is preparing its 3-year interim plan for the period between 2013 and 2016, we have also included its status and purpose in this issue.