Difficult Lives in Nepal

Three Images From Nepal: Brutality, Dispair and Celebration Comrades’ Crime: He is Dhani Ram Chaudhari, a resident of Dudhrakshya VDC, Rupandahi district. He was injured in an ambush set up by the Maoists in a bridge over Tulbulia Khola near Murgiya Bazaar of Rupandahi’s Parhoha VDC. As he tried to pull a flag attached toContinue reading “Difficult Lives in Nepal”

Samrat Upadhyay and The Royal Ghosts

The Writer, his daughter and the book: Samrat Upadhayay, has dedicated his latest book The Royal Ghosts to his daughter Pic courtesy Samrat Upadhyay By Deepak Adhikari “What remains if sex is taken out from your fiction?” Samrat Upadhyay, acclaimed 42 year old writer, told us in our rendezvous at Babar Mahal Revisited in mid-June,Continue reading “Samrat Upadhyay and The Royal Ghosts”

A Rendezvous With Prachanda

By Prateek pradhan Editor , the Kathmandu Post Pic by Narayan Wagle Together with Narayan Wagle, editor of the Kantipur daily, I embarked on the journey to interview Prachanda alias Puspa Kamal Dahal. We were neither nervous nor excited. We were only apprehensive that Prachanda, the supreme commander of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-Maoist),Continue reading “A Rendezvous With Prachanda”

Election Victory For Royal Nepal Govt.

Their Achievement: Kamal Thapa, the Home Minister of the royal Nepal Cabinet and Chairman of the “victorious” pro-government faction of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) in the municipal election lifts the Award (that reads “20%”). He asks: “Is this small?” And the cameraman tries to console him by saying, “Small? No. It’s the achievement of ourContinue reading “Election Victory For Royal Nepal Govt.”