Hours after the Indian PM left Kathmandu, his Nepali counterpart KP Oli was uncharacteristically apologetic.
By choosing ‘shared religion’ to strengthen New Delhi’s relations with Kathmandu, the Indian prime minister has done more harm than good.
The prime minister will be on a temple run in the neighbouring country on May 11, a day ahead of polling in the southern state.
It's a story of innumerable sacrifices and many revolts that were seldom peaceful.
The current deadlock may be a godsend for India to mend its mistakes.