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Saarc first ladies bill their Bhaktapur tour 'very interesting'
Saarc first ladies bill their Bhaktapur tour 'very interesting'
While the Heads of State/Government of the Saarc countries flew in to Dhulikhel, a tourist destination nearby Capital for a retreat, a bevy of their First Ladies drove to Bhaktapur, a city of cultural, historical and religious significance- a World Heritage Site. read more
Retreat to quell dispute among member nations
Retreat to quell dispute among member nations
Saarc Summit is not just about hectic bilateral meetings for the heads of state and governments, but also a time out for the visiting dignitaries to enjoy the beauty, culture and cuisines of the host nation. read more
Summit begins with stress on connectivity
Summit begins with stress on connectivity
Saarc leaders make a pitch for realistic, mutually beneficial partnership, suggest ending all forms of terrorism for political stability. read more
Twitter diplomacy at the summit
Twitter diplomacy at the summit
Twiplomacy or ‘twitter diplomacy’ was at its peak with South Asian leaders taking to the social media platform as the 18th Saarc Summit kicked off in the Capital on Wednesday. read more
Saarc summit inaugurated; heads of state, govt address summit
Saarc summit inaugurated; heads of state, govt address summit
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has inaugurated the 18th Saarc summit at City Hall in Kathmandu on Wednesday. read more
The South Asian Age
The South Asian Age
What does the rise of India and China mean for South Asia? A lot read more
Observing the observers
Observing the observers
China shares borders with five Saarc nations and has made massive investments in South Asia; it is only natural for it to seek a greater strategic role in the region read more
Vision and vigour
Vision and vigour
If anyone can infuse new energy into Saarc, it is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi read more
Towards a South Asian century
Towards a South Asian century
For regional cooperation to succeed, it must be founded on the emergence of a collective South Asian identity and a constituency of people that can relate to it read more
Great expectations
Great expectations
The 18th Saarc Summit must dwell on the very core of this organisation-how to reenergise the entire Saarc process and chart out a common future read more
Banking on food
Banking on food
The Saarc Summit must focus not only on political and human security issues, but also on the region’s agriculture and food security read more
Understanding South Asia
Understanding South Asia
There is a serious lack of social scientists in South Asian countries, who have researched extensively on various aspects of other countries in the region read more
All eyes on Modi
All eyes on Modi
The pressure is on Indian PM Narendra Modi to work with his Saarc colleagues and come up with something tangible to resuscitate the ailing organisation read more
Educating a region
Educating a region
South Asian University (SAU), with its eclectic mix of students and faculty from across South Asia, is well on its way to becoming a truly regional institution read more
Saarc Summit tests TIA limits
Saarc Summit tests TIA limits
The 18th Saarc Summit has exposed Kathmandu ’s limitations in handling VVIP visits. A number of international flights will operate at night from Tuesday to Friday while all domestic carriers have been asked to park most of their aircraft outside Kathmandu . read more
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