Nepal Seeks 1.2 Billion Dollars For Reconstruction

By Surojit Gupta

UWB Note: Following is the Reuters report based on the interview of Rameshore Prasad Khanal, Joint Secretary, Finance Ministry. Here is the original article in Reuters website.

HYDERABAD, India, May 6 (Reuters) – Nepal is seeking $1.2 billion for reconstruction and rehabilitation and has appealed to the international community for help, a senior finance ministry official said on Saturday.

The Himalayan kingdom is one of the poorest countries in the world and has just returned to democracy after mass protests last month forced King Gyanendra to give up absolute power and reinstate parliament four years after he dissolved it. Continue reading Nepal Seeks 1.2 Billion Dollars For Reconstruction

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UWB Note: Here is Maya’s first piece in the series. And here is the first part of this article.

हो, हामी अलि शहरीया भेषभुषामा देखिने मान्छे, अझ बिशेष केटी मान्छे त राजनितीका कुराबाट अनभिज्ञ हुन्छौ भनेर सोचीन्छ । उसले पनि त्यहि सोचेर सम्झायो ।

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स्कुलको पर्खालमा लेखिएका माओवादी नारा । सब‍ै तस्बिर-माया यो ब्लगको अधिल्लो भाग यहाँ छ

माया
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पहिला जाँदा हाँसेर बोलेका गाउँलेहरू यसपाला अलि शसंकित भएर कुरा गर्थे । मलाई एक्लै देखेर होला । पहिलो चोटी त घुम्न आइ दोस्रो चोटी के गर्न आइ भनेर पनि होला । मेरो पेट खराब भयो त्यसैले म गएको भोलीपल्ट सुतेर बसीराखे । पर्सीपल्ट पनि म सुतिराखेको थिए, धनले कानमा नै आएर भनी, ‘नाना (दिदी) तपाइलाई त्यो गौरव भन्ने माओवादीले बोलाएको छ । स्कुलको डाँडामा जानुस् रे !’ Continue reading मेरा मनका माओवादी-२

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UWB Note: In this article written in Nepali language, Maya the blogger, describes how she felt when a Maoist guerilla fell in love with her. She visits the comrade in his village to prove to the guerilla that she is not just a city girl out of touch with harsh ground realities of Nepali society. She also discusses revolution with him. In the next concluding part of the article, she will describe her experience of growing up with expanding Maoist activities around her neighborhood. Here is her first piece in the series.

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मेरा मनका माओवादी-१

UWB Note: In this article written in Nepali language, Maya the blogger, describes how she felt when a Maoist guerilla fell in love with her. She visits the comrade in his village to prove to the guerilla that she is not just a city girl out of touch with harsh ground realities of Nepali society. She also discusses revolution with him. In the next concluding part of the article, she will describe her experience of growing up with expanding Maoist activities around her neighborhood. Here is her first piece in the series.

‘यो त शहरीकी बेकम्मा केटी बोले झै भयो । युद्ध भयानक कुरा हो । आफ्नै साथीको लास कुल्चेर अगाडी बढ्नु के सानो कुरा हो ?’– माओवादी छापामार

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सैनिकको घरमा माओवादी झन्डा । छोराहरु सेनामा पठाउने परिवारका घरमा माओवादीले यसैगरी जवरर्जस्ती झन्डा गाड्दै छोरालाई तत्कालै सेनाबाट निकाल्न उनीहरुले आदेश दिएका छन् । त्यस्तै आदेश पाएकी एउटी आमाको तस्बिर भित्र छ । सब‍ै तस्बिर-माया

माया
शनिवासरीय ब्लग

कसैले तपाइलाई प्रेम प्रस्ताव राख्यो भने ? झट्ट के सोच्नुहुन्छ ? एकसेकेण्डभन्दा पनि कम समयमा ? तपाइले सोच्न भ्याउनुहुन्न । एक मिनेटमा पनि तपाइको दिमाग खाली नै हुन्छ । अँ बरू तपाइले कहिले काँही कतै सोचीरहनु मान्छेले त्यो प्रस्ताव राखेको भए लजाउनुहुन्छ । लजाउन चाँहि तपाइले एक सेकेण्ड पनि लिनुहुन्न । लाजले तपाइको अनुहार रातो हुन्छ । तपाइले पट्टक्कै नरूचाएको मान्छेले भनेको भए, तपाइ रीसाउनुहुन्छ । रीसले तपाइको अनुहार कालो हुन्छ । यो पनि एक सेकेण्ड भित्र नै हुन्छ तर कहिले काँही यी दुबै बाहेक अरू पनि केही संवेग उत्पन्न हुन्छ । राम्रोसंग चिनिरहेको तर उसप्रति आफ्नो मनमा प्रेम गर्ने सोच पटक्कै नभएको बेलामा मान्छे स्तब्ध हुन्छ । यो पनि एक सेकेण्ड भित्रमा नै । प्रेममा अनुहारमा आउने भावमा एक सेकेण्डको बडो महत्व हुन्छ । Continue reading मेरा मनका माओवादी-१