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Nepal not to dilute its unique identity

As Nepal struggles to stave off the tag of "failed state" following its lack of success at multi-party democracy, the country is reverting to its tradition of being the odd man out in South Asia at nearly everything in the collective history of the sub-continent.  When the India and Sri Lanka were fighting anti-colonial, anti-imperialist struggles and laying down roots for democratic institutions, Nepal revelled in the fact that no power on earth had been able to colonise it, not even Britain, which was forced to sign treaties with Nepal but was unable to subjugate its martial ...