Himalayan Sham: Nepal Election Drama

Issuing a statement defending autocratic king’s election roadmap and deploring international community’s criticism of municipal polls, Nepal government fights back By D Wagle “His Majesty’s Government of Nepal finds the statements made by a few countries on the municipal elections in Nepal as totally objectionable thus unacceptable and asks them to refrain from making suchContinue reading “Himalayan Sham: Nepal Election Drama”

Postcards From Nepal: Violence and Suffering

I AM THE MAYOR THAPA: As newly elected officials of Pokhara Municipality were taking oaths in Dipendra Sabha Griha, people put posters with sarcastic slogans over an abandoned ox targeting Bhimsen Thapa, the Mayor [The message reads: I am Mayor Bhimsen Thapa]. The animal went around the Chowk for about one and a half-hour. AfterContinue reading “Postcards From Nepal: Violence and Suffering”

Himalayan Sham: Nepal Election Drama

– Issuing a statement defending autocratic king’s election roadmap and deploring international community’s criticism of municipal polls, Nepal government fights back By D Wagle “His Majesty’s Government of Nepal finds the statements made by a few countries on the municipal elections in Nepal as totally objectionable thus unacceptable and asks them to refrain from makingContinue reading “Himalayan Sham: Nepal Election Drama”

Postcards From Nepal: Violence and Suffering

– I AM THE MAYOR THAPA: As newly elected officials of Pokhara Municipality were taking oaths in Dipendra Sabha Griha, people put posters with sarcastic slogans over an abandoned ox targeting Bhimsen Thapa, the Mayor [The message reads: I am Mayor Bhimsen Thapa]. The animal went around the Chowk for about one and a half-hour.Continue reading “Postcards From Nepal: Violence and Suffering”