Nepal: Treading cautiously

Print edition : March 13, 2020

Madhav Nepal in 2009, when he was Prime Minister. Photo: Prerana Marasini

K.P. Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), shakes hands with Prachanda, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre), at a news conference in Kathmandu on December 17, 2017. Photo: Navesh Chitrakar/REUTERS

Ghemi village in Upper Mustang, north-west of Kathmandu. A road to China planned in this isolated, high-altitude area will bring about the economic transformation of this former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce. Photo: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP

King Gyanendra. Photo: AFP

(From left) Crown Prince Dipendra, King Birendra, Prince Nirajan, Queen Aiswaraya and Princess Shuriti on the occasion of Dipendra’s coming of age ceremony in 1990. In June 2001, Dipendra killed his parents, younger siblings and others before shooting himself. Photo: GOPAL CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

G.P. Koirala. Photo: Gurinder Osan/AP

Madhav Nepal, of the Communist Party of Nepal, on the country’s journey and the road ahead.
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