Nepal Budget : Finance Minister in Catch-22 Situation

Finance Minister needs divine intervention to activate the slackened economy and find requisite resources to finance his ‘rural-centric’ and path-breaking’ budget. By Chattra Bahadur An Analysis. UWB received this article in email. Whereas the rest of the SPA (Seven Party Alliance) are jubilant of the victory over the ‘autocratic’ and ‘repressive’ royal regime, Finance MinisterContinue reading “Nepal Budget : Finance Minister in Catch-22 Situation”

Royal Officials in Probe Commission: King Gyanendra Should Explain

King Gyanendra should use the forum of High Level Probe Commission to explain Nepali people why he did what he did in 2002 and 2005 and how he failed to do what he wanted to do. We don’t know what exactly Dr. Tulsi Giri told the High Level Probe Commission (HLPC) Tuesday (June 27) butContinue reading “Royal Officials in Probe Commission: King Gyanendra Should Explain”

While My Village Gently Weeps: Story of an Internally Displaced Citizen of Nepal

By Dinesh Wagle in Duragaun (Ramechhap) Wagle Street Journal [This is the extended version of Wagle’s reporting that was originally published on the front page of Kantipur daily on Sunday June 25. Kantipur wrote editorial on the same topic the next day.] Toyanath Poudel inspects the lock put up by the Maoists on his houseContinue reading “While My Village Gently Weeps: Story of an Internally Displaced Citizen of Nepal”

Batsyayana and His Cartoons: Now in a Book

The book Batsyayana and His Barbs: A Cartoonist’s Take on Post-1990 Nepal will be available online on UWB for sale. (read more about the book below) Prachanda: O Buddha! I take refuge in thee Guerillas: O Buddha Cartoon by Batsyayana via (the front page of) Kantipur (Monday, June 26, 2006). Batsyayana is Nepal’s foremost cartoonistContinue reading “Batsyayana and His Cartoons: Now in a Book”

Misadventure of Bharat Keshar and Heroic Policing of Timilsina

For the record: For latest on this case, see inside Isn’t this a historical photo? YES. This is what is called democracy perhaps. Police Inspector Abhushan Timilsina drags a brat royal honorary ADC (on June 20) who thought he could do anything he wished on the streets of Kathmandu. This was very much needed toContinue reading “Misadventure of Bharat Keshar and Heroic Policing of Timilsina”

Comparing Notes: Nepal One Year Later

An American writes his experience of having close encounter with the Nepali Maoist comrades in a remote village Maoist graffiti in a village in Myagdi district Left: “Up with Republic of Nepal: CPN Maoist.” Right: “Down with Killer Gyanendra.: CPN Maoist”/ “Whoever deletes this slogan will die.” By Neil Horning in Pokhara (West Nepal) ThereContinue reading “Comparing Notes: Nepal One Year Later”

Understanding Nepalese Politics: Playing the Game of Peace

The Maoists have adopted a simple strategy and are exploiting the current situation to the hilt. By Chattra Bahadur UWB received this article in email The great ‘peace-ball’ has finally started rolling with the declaration of the 8-point understanding between the SPA and the Maoist leadership before the Prime Minister flew to Bangkok for medicalContinue reading “Understanding Nepalese Politics: Playing the Game of Peace”