The Ranas of Nepal, including Prime Minister Padma Shamsher, had a decent official and personal relationship with the rulers of British India. The Ranas were more exposed to British India than to any other government or people, including historical Tibet, China and the United Kingdom. As such, the Ranas had the opportunity to learn from the British due to historical military ties as well as trade and wartime collaborations. Disregarding the quality of democracy and the status of human rights in Britain, the British in India had created their own (usually inferior) constitutional legal subsystems befitting their colonial ambitions. Therefore, the quality of their laws, institutions and administration were compromised in the colonial territories.
By Dr. Bipin Adhikari Feb 06, 2020
Nepal and historical Tibet have shared a longstanding relationship. Tibet remained a country without a written constitution, until its status changed to an autonomous province of China. The Tibetan system did not contain elements that could have contributed to the development of a constitutional framework as derived by Padma Shamsher.
By Dr. Bipin Adhikari Jan 14, 2020
Those advocating for developing environment-friendly and sustainable airport along with minimum adverse impact on forests and biodiversity have also challenged the approved EIA report and its alternative analysis.
By Batu Uprety Jan 03, 2020
As cascading fact, anyone can find the need and urgency of dignified menstruation in Nepal's constitution where right to dignity, health, education, shelter, food, non-discrimination, participation, women etc. are mentioned and directly concerned with girls, women and transgender during menstruation.
By Radha Paudel Dec 25, 2019
As noted by constitutional lawyer Ganesh Raj Sharma, initially, the Indian government attempted to echo the British way of adjusting with the Rana regime, which was by accommodating each other's interests. With Padma Shamsher in his confidence, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru pressurized Nepali politicians in exile to forego the agitation in favor of cooperating with Padma Shamsher’s three-tiered partyless Panchayat system. Then, during the time Padma Shamsher announced the basic outlines of his reforms on 28 May, 1947, Nehru had an interesting conversation with M.P. Koirala and Ganesh Man Singh, NNC leaders at the time.
By Dr. Bipin Adhikari Dec 23, 2019
Our country can easily meet for a very long time our demand for electricity by implementing medium-sized hydropower projects in conjunction with solar and other sources of inexpensive energy generation without resorting to costly large storage dam projects, like the Burhi-Gandaki, West Seti etc often embroiled in course of construction in various types of disputes resulting into indefinite delay and unexpected heavy cost overrun.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Dec 22, 2019
The Nepalese opposition movement in Indian soil against the Ranas did not seek British support or mediation in working out a democratic deal with the Ranas. Rather, the opposition movement found common interests with the Indians fighting against the British. This gave a golden opportunity to Jawaharlal Nehru to broker a deal between the Ranas and the opposition leaders. The move had several consequences for the future of Nepal. Because the parties relied on Nehru and Padma Shamsher realized there is no escaping Nehru's good office, both the Ranas and opposition leaders also lost the opportunity to ask the British before their return to restore the Nepalese territories lost to Britain during Anglo Nepal War 1814-16.
By Dr. Bipin Adhikari Dec 12, 2019