भोली (कथा)

चिसो हावाले अनुहारमा हानेपछि ह्यारीको तन्द्रा छुट्यो । स्वाचालित विस्तारा अघि नै सिरानी निरबाट फोल्ड हुन सुरु भै सकेछ । ह्यारी विस्तारै भैमा ओर्ल्यो र विस्ताराको किनारामा रहेको स्वीच थिच्यो । सोफा जस्तो बनिसकेको विस्तारा क्रमस: खुम्चिदै अघी बढ्यो र भित्तामा विलायो । पल्लो कोठाबाट छोरा ऐशको आवाज सुनियो ‘ड्याड, मेरो स्कुल जान ढिला भयो’…

The estimation for 2016 economic growth

You might start your new year with positive energy but the year hasn’t started so positively. The economic prospect of the year looks glimmer than we can expect though it does not mean we must expect the worsening conditions. The World Bank statistics show the economic growth has stagnant to 2.4 per cent from the earlier…

Super Consciousness

In that part of the world, where I born and grew, they called it Provident Fund. Here in Australia, they call it Super Fund. For me, the words do not give a relative meaning to mean the money put into this is for you when you grow old. Whatever is there in meaning, this is…

Triangle of India, Nepal and its new constitution

India, periodically termed the largest democracy in the world, and expected widely to be the possible future economic powerhouse, has acquired yet another Himalayan headache this year. The Modi manifestation of building confidence and relations in the region has possibly slipped negative as India tries pushing its personal agenda in Nepal. The visible agenda for…

Greece, EU and the economy

EU leaders might have by now realised how weak was the economic foundation of a political union in Europe. They hoped the disaster at Greece might have been avoided this time around, but it is very likely to bounce back. People of Greece will be disappointed that their parliament agreed to the tough terms of…

त्यो परि

कालो मैलो वरपर अनी पाल त्रीपाल कालो बाँस्का भाटा सबतिर छिरी बल्दथ्यो त्यो दियालो पानी पर्दा सब खलललै बग्थ्यो ओछ्यान भित्र साँझै पर्दा जुन टह टही पस्दथ्यो छ्यान भित्र भाटाका ती थिए कुटी अनी बाँसकै ती मकान लेख्ने पढ्ने अनि टसक बस्ने बाँसकै भो त काम यस्तै बाँस बिच रहरको प्यासको फूल् पलायो हेर्दा हेर्दै…

Employment, social security and Joe Hockey

One of the least debated issues about Liberal budget this year in Australia was about the government’s devious pressure for social security beneficiaries to return to workforce. Many will be loosing their government support outright while others will do in near future if they failed to adequately make efforts for getting a job. The pressure…

Females perform better

This week, Australian research institute Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation (C4GEi) and Infinitas Asset Management released a report that particularly drew my interest. This is all about performance indicators and female participation. From the time I got involved with Save the Children in 1997, I always advocated against undermining females. The reason for my…

Identity*!?

Of the many issues debated most by Bhutanese in exile, without any conclusion, could probably is the identity. Who are they and where they belong? When we entered into Nepalese soil as refugee, the only identity was Bhutanese, followed by ‘Bhutanese of Nepali origin’. This identity remained widely used except few western media who sometimes…