My Opinion

1905, 2016

Banishment of Monks, Yes. Persecution of Buddhism, No

By |May 19th, 2016|My Opinion|0 Comments

By Deepak Shimkhada
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1903, 2016

A Snake is a Snake

By |March 19th, 2016|My Opinion, Travel|0 Comments

A Snake is a Snake

By Deepak Shimkhada

Part 1

I suffer from ophidiophobia: the fear […]

1402, 2016

What’s the value of life or an object?

By |February 14th, 2016|My Opinion|1 Comment

It’s a perplexing question.  I wouldn’t dare to judge the value of say, gold, diamond or something beyond my expertise.  I know something about art because I have […]

912, 2015

“Back off India:” Is it working?

By |December 9th, 2015|My Opinion|0 Comments

I neither understand the purpose nor the strategy of my Nepali brothers and sisters who take their protests to the streets. Ever since India allegedly imposed economic sanctions […]

2610, 2015

The Parliament of the World’s Religions

By |October 26th, 2015|My Opinion, Publications|0 Comments

I arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, October 15 to attend the 6th Parliament of the World’s Religions. The opening ceremony was spectacular, though not quite […]

2410, 2015

Goodbye Salt Palace

By |October 24th, 2015|My Opinion|0 Comments

On Monday, October 19, after presenting my talk at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, I headed for the airport, excited to return home.After an hour in the […]

110, 2015

Find a solution instead of playing the blame game

By |October 1st, 2015|My Opinion|0 Comments

I hope some of you have read today’s New York Times editorial titled “Slipping Backward in Nepal.”  Here’s the URL for the editorial:

This is clearly an indictment of […]

2909, 2015

Why Nepalis Can’t Get Along: A Diagnosis of the Problem

By |September 29th, 2015|My Opinion|0 Comments

Mr. Shiv Raj Bhatt, Technical Adviser of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Government of Solomon Islands, wrote “Landlocked with Bad Neighbours” this is one of the reasons […]

2809, 2015

Indo-Sino Relationship of Nepal: An Analysis

By |September 28th, 2015|My Opinion|1 Comment

What commonality do Nepalis have with the Chinese?None.  What makes me say this?  Because we don’t speak the same language, we don’t use the same script, we don’t […]

909, 2015

Travesty of Modern Teej

By |September 9th, 2015|My Opinion|12 Comments

by Deepak Shimkhada
With age comes experience and wisdom.  Now that I have turned 70, I hope I have earned both.  As a senior citizen, I can be excused […]