For the Final Assault: Nepali Democracy Movement

Political parties have started campaigning for the April demonstrations. Pic by Prakash Mathema via Kantipur Now that the programs for the grand protest against autocracy has been announced, Nepal’s political parties, supported by their sister organizations, have geared up for the BIG Decisive April Demonstrations. They have started rallying around the cities, sometime like inContinue reading “For the Final Assault: Nepali Democracy Movement”

Gandhi Resignation, Indian Democracy and Nepali Politics

Not all things from India are suitable for copy but things like Sonia Gandhi’s giving up of two important posts and promising to go to people certainly qualify for imitating and implementing in Nepal. By Dinesh Wagle This is why, I think, the Indian Democracy rocks. People like Sonia Gandhi and Atal Bihari Bajpayee, stalwartsContinue reading “Gandhi Resignation, Indian Democracy and Nepali Politics”

Making Joke of Democracy!

Neither the King nor his ministers have forgotten in any instance of speech talking about democracy. They always reiterate there is democracy. But the problem is that when they talk about democracy, their acts make it look like mocking democracy, rather making democracy a joke. Latest of the ‘democratic move’ being the seizure of communicationContinue reading “Making Joke of Democracy!”

Journalists’ Solidarity for Press Freedom

Nepali journalists on solidarity show in Kathmandu More than 200 hundreds of journalists gathered at Maitighar, Kathmandu today showing solidarity for press freedom. Members of International Mission to study Nepal’s media situation too participated in the show. Stop control over the press, restore press freedom: the banners reads.

Tortured at Police HQ, Arrested at Media House

In a bizarre case, policemen arrested a justice-seeking policeman from the library of Kantipur Publications At around 4:00pm, police sub-inspector Hum Bahadur Bagale entered Kantipur Publications office in an appearance that would have forced many to take him as a mad man. Half of his hair was shaved and his police shirt and trousers muddy.

Parties, Maoists Agree to Disagree

Discussions will continue on the roadmap to the election of constituent assembly Okay, the decision has been made. Verdict has been out. The pro-democracy Seven Party Alliance has reached a brand new agreement with the underground Maoist Party (wait and don’t get excited. The groundbreaking 12-point understanding signed by both sides in November 22 stillContinue reading “Parties, Maoists Agree to Disagree”