Deserted Voting Booths of Nepal

By Dinesh Wagle Very few people are participating in Nepal’s municipal election that is boycotted by political parties. A man looks for his name in a Voters’ list outside a voting booth in New Baneshwor. I went around a few voting booths to see how the election process was going on. I saw no peopleContinue reading “Deserted Voting Booths of Nepal”

People Indifferent To Election

By Ujjwal Acharya ‘People are not interested’ is the conclusion after half-a-day monitoring of municipal poll booths in Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal “How many so far?” “Six, then two– total nine.” Two-and-half hours after the voting began, a friendly policeman guarding the gate of Adarsha Secondary School, Sanothimi told me. I was with the KantipurContinue reading “People Indifferent To Election”

Images of King’s Municipal Election

Election in Nepal: Burning Tires To Protest The Poll They Don’t Want Election: Pro-democracy students burnt tires to protest the king’s Municipal Polls in Dilli Bazaar, Kathmandu. Pic by Bikash Karki General Goes To Cast His Vote: Royal Nepal Army Chief Parajung Thapa gets out his vehicle and heads toward a voting booth in PashupatiContinue reading “Images of King’s Municipal Election”

Election Day: Kathmandu Silent

By Dinesh Wagle On the day of municipal election, uneasy ‘peace’ covers Nepal’s capital city It’s like a double Nepal Banda in Kathmandu today. Today is the fourth day of a week-long Nepal Banda (general strike) called by the Maoists. So there were very few vehicles running in Kathmandu roads in the last few days.Continue reading “Election Day: Kathmandu Silent”

Images of King’s Municipal Election

– Election in Nepal: Burning Tires To Protest The Poll They Don’t Want Election: Pro-democracy students burnt tires to protest the king’s Municipal Polls in Dilli Bazaar, Kathmandu. Pic by Bikash Karki General Goes To Cast His Vote: Royal Nepal Army Chief Parajung Thapa gets out his vehicle and heads toward a voting booth inContinue reading “Images of King’s Municipal Election”