One must be thankful that it was the engineers of the Indian army who were given the task of building the country's very first highway. Incidentally this was also the first major undertaking of the Indian army following India's independence in Aug. 1947 and a gift to Nepal.
By Hemang Dixit Jul 23, 2017
Fifty percent of Stage One of three scheduled elections for Nepal is now over, though the counting in this electronic age reverted back to very slow manual format. Surprisingly, the same method of manual counting that was done in the UK produced a decisive result almost after 12 hours!
By Hemang Dixit Jun 24, 2017
The introduction of the narrow-gauge Nepal Government Railway or NGR, built by Martin Company of Calcutta in 1925 during PM Chandra Shumsher's time, was the start of a railway system in our country. King Tribhuvan, PM Chandra and their entourage tra
By Hemang Dixit Feb 24, 2017
We are at the cross roads again, with three elections to be conducted in the next fifteen months. The sad part is that our politicians of all the different shades are quarrelling and displaying their individual idiosyncrasy and holding the country t
By Hemang Dixit Jan 20, 2017
What the British left behind in India was the ‘First past the post Westminster System’ to be a part of the lives of the people here. Following the partition of 1947, India started with a Governor General and became a Republic in 1950 but the indire
By Hemang Dixit Aug 31, 2016
We have now gone full circle. It turns out now that the state coffers have been opened to party wallahs, the money has been distributed left, right and centre but the fact remains that many of the poor and the needy following the earthquake are stil
By Hemang Dixit Aug 01, 2016