Indian propaganda against Nepal and its prompt action of stopping transmission of Indian channels will drive Kathmandu further away from New Delhi and facilitate China to enhance its influence in Nepal.
Timely new book warns India and China about dangerous manipulations in the Buddhist Himalaya.
A full-blown war remains a distant possibility, because India is in no position in the new strategic realities to assert its military muscles against Nepal.
The world’s toughest rail route, from Kerung in Tibet to Kathmandu, is struggling to get off the ground amid growing fears of debt, earthquakes and benefits bypassing local communities.
Nepal’s emission of greenhouse gases maybe small, but its annual growth rate is already the highest in South Asia.
South Asia runs the grave risk of becoming caught in the US-China turf war and being forced into non-inclusive and unbalanced trade relations.
Policymakers in South Asia should consider that while proximate environmental conflicts are the key impediments to region's hydro projects, environmental factors can also be instrumental in building lasting peace.
At a time when Nepal is hoping for more foreign aid to support new federal structure, it does not want to lose potential funding by being identified as a developing nation.
With a leftist-alliance government at federal and most provincial levels, Nepal has the chance to work on the diversification of its overwhelming dependence on India by connecting more with China.
After the 2015 earthquake, a small village in Nepal which depended entirely on making traditional milk-based sweets has diversified into poultry and fish farming.