Celebrating Holi, the Festival of Color

Celebrating Holi, the festival of Color

Holi in Nepal has become a new game of egoism between boys and girls. Yes, sexual appeal is there.

Pics by Bikash Karki
Words by DW

People of Nepal with Hindu religion celebrated Holi or the Fagu Purnima, the festival of color (and these days dirty water as well) with full enthusiasm. People in Kathmandu enjoyed the festival totally forgetting that Comrade Maoists are blocking them inside the valley from today. Yes there something historical background behind this festival but in the modern days, throwing colors and colored water has become a kind of “sex-war”, if I can use this term here, between the young folks. I could see boys and girls targeting the water-filled balloon each other. Continue reading Celebrating Holi, the Festival of Color

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Blocking Kathmandu, the Maoists Way

The first day of the three-week-long blockade of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu called by the Maoists saw very few vehicles playing on the otherwise busies highway of the country. The highway was heavily guarded by the Army. Here is the photo blog that captures some of the moments seen in the highway that links Kathmandu valley to the rest of the country.

By Bikash Karki
(captions on some photos will be added later)

First day of three-week-long blocked called by the Maoists
The busiest highway of the country belonged to kids, thanks to the revolutionary rebels. Continue reading Blocking Kathmandu, the Maoists Way

Comrades Are In Problem, Again

A day after two Maoists leaders in Nepal criticized the Chairman and his deputy, the party expels them branding “”deserters of the revolution and servants of the autocratic monarchy and counter-revolution.”

Yes, it is almost certain that the Comrades are in problem again. And this time it seems pretty serious. After their widely publicized fighting, we recently saw two top rivals- Chairman Prachanda and the second man Dr. Baburam Bhattarai- talking to media from the same room. Now, the new fight has erupted within the party and this time it’s not just the personality clash. Two ‘revolutionaries’ comrades were expelled today from the party barely a day after they made public their differences with the party leadership. Prachanda has expelled two central level leaders Rabindra Shrestha and Mani Thapa (Anukul) branding them “deserters of the revolution and servants of the autocratic monarchy and counter-revolution.” Continue reading Comrades Are In Problem, Again