Sailesh

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Interdisciplinarity in Social Sciences and Nepal
30 May 2004
As obvious as it may sound, social science as a discipline is the study of society. Society in turn – in its most tangible sense – constitutes interrelations between humans that go on to form structured relationships. This idea of “structured relationship” in the form of market, state, bureaucrac...
Taxing Community Forests
28 May 2004
The 40% tax by ordinance on forest products generated by Community Forest User Groups (CFUGs) announced in the new budget came to the chagrin of donors with massive investment exposures in community forest endeavors in Nepal and local user groups who saw this as the government’s way of milking...
On Indian Electoral Outcome and the Plight of...
27 May 2004
Regardless of the economic growth the policies you implement may engender, regardless of all the salubrious economic and social reform you may put on track, regardless of the precious feathers you may add to the national stature in the international arena through expedient foreign policy, and...
Response to "Nepalis Can't Run"
27 May 2004
[Joti Giri's full article to which this response is directed can be viewed here - http://www.nepalitimes.com/issue194/london_eye.htm ] It would have been easier to cast aside Joti Giri’s intellectual McDonaldism in “Nepalis Can’t Run” as one person’s opinion if what he said didn’t have any...
On Nepal Development Forum and the Five Party...
27 May 2004
The third issue of the Nation [http://www.nation.com.np]carried a grand pronouncement on Nepal’s Donor Fallout. For someone who got hold of the fresh issue on Monday the cover story seemed to be a bit premature; it seemed to be based on the assumption that Nepal Development Forum had ended even...

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