Historic House Session Begins in Nepalese Capital

Yes, this is real: As their leaders were discussing the future of Nepal inside the Parliament building in Singha Durbar, pro-democracy people ghearoed the country’s administrative center (where parliament house is located) to pressurize parliamentarians to take bold steps for constituent assembly. Activists went up to the statue of Prithvi Narayan Shah, who according toContinue reading “Historic House Session Begins in Nepalese Capital”

Maoists Rally In Kathmandu

The banner reads: Shahi ghosana dhoka ho [Royal proclamation is a Betrayal]. Maoist student organization is organizing a mass meeting in the heart of Kathmandu as we are writing these lines. Rallies from different parts of the city have reached Khula Manch, the mass meeting venue. Pics by Wagle Shahid ko ragat ke bhanchha GanatantraContinue reading “Maoists Rally In Kathmandu”

From Boston to Karachi: Down With Autocracy

The protests against king’s autocratic rules and solidarity for the restoration of democracy defied boundaries. Be it Pakistanis in Karanchi or the Nepali students in Boston, the voice was one: Down With Autocracy A rally at Karachi Press Club in April 26 to show solidarity with the people of Nepal in the support for theContinue reading “From Boston to Karachi: Down With Autocracy”

Is Monarchy Relevant for Nepal? (Part III)

This is the last part of the article that proceeds debate on the necessity/relevance of monarchy in Nepal at a time when the country is heading for Constituent Assembly. By Mahesh Poudyal The culture of monarchy What answer do you get/expect to get if you ask a British or other European who has a constitutionalContinue reading “Is Monarchy Relevant for Nepal? (Part III)”

Restoration of Parliament: Not Real Achievement for Nepal

History Repeats in Nepal: Is Jana Andolan II compromised just like Jana Andolan I ? By Santosh Seven parties and most of protestors are euphoric about royal proclamation to reinstate parliament. However, there is very less realization that it’s not a real achievement but rather a continuity of the post 1990 scenario. Royal Intentions TheContinue reading “Restoration of Parliament: Not Real Achievement for Nepal”

They Want Republic Nepal… Jhyamma Jhyamma

After spending three weeks in the United States, blogger Dinesh Wagle is back in action on the politically sensitive streets of Kathmandu. If you go by the opinions on the street, you will conclude that everyone wants to see a Democratic Republic of Nepal. Yes, Bikash Sherpa included. All pics by Wagle Who is thisContinue reading “They Want Republic Nepal… Jhyamma Jhyamma”