Nepal Peace Process Update: Envoys, Maoists, And Interim Constitution

Meanwhile, we are eagerly waiting for the arrival of UN team for arms management Ambassadors James F. Moriarty and Shiv Shankar Mukharjee of the United States and India respectively meet CPN UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal, reports Kantipur TV. Why? Both envoys want to warn the second largest party in the governing alliance notContinue reading “Nepal Peace Process Update: Envoys, Maoists, And Interim Constitution”

Fuel Price Protest Lesson: Monarchy in Nepal Should Be Abolished

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle’s Web Log Those who missed the power of protest in April saw the same yesterday when the government formed after the April Revolution buckled down in front of the public wrath and revoked its earlier decision to hike the price of petroleum products. A colleague this afternoon asked, “What does thisContinue reading “Fuel Price Protest Lesson: Monarchy in Nepal Should Be Abolished”

Petroleum Price Hike Protest and Blame Game Politics

Update (Aug 20): The government has taken back the decidion to hike petroleum price. Lucky to be in Nepal? A Chinese tourist whose English name Clover means lucky poses for camera in Tinkune, Kathmandu as she was walking from Bhaktpur to Kathmandu today after traffic was abruptly halted because of sporadic protests against hike inContinue reading “Petroleum Price Hike Protest and Blame Game Politics”

Kathmandu Catwalk: Nepal Fashion Week

Creative Smile: Young designers from Janakpur showcased their creations for the first time in Nepal Fashion Week. From left to right: Shephalika Kamal, Preeti Jalan, Rinku Sen and Hima Manandhar. All pics by Wagle By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal (Saturday Blog) Last week saw Nepal’s one of the biggest fashion and lifestyle extravaganzas whenContinue reading “Kathmandu Catwalk: Nepal Fashion Week”

Nepal Peace Process Update: Maoist Atrocities Hit New High

After they killed her husband Shusil Gyawali, a displaced citizen, Maoists attacked Mithu by Khukuri (Nepali knife). She was taken to Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepaljung. Pic by Janak Nepal via Kantipur With the killing of Sushil Gyawali, a Nepali Congress activist, at his home in Bardia, and other atrocities committed by armed Maoist cadresContinue reading “Nepal Peace Process Update: Maoist Atrocities Hit New High”

Unification of Nepali Congress: Demand Democracy Within Party

This is the right time for Kangressies of both sides to raise the issue of internal democracy in the party. Will Koirala give SPACE to opposing voices in the organization? By Dinesh Wagle Wagle’s Web Log No wonder Girija Prasad Koirala is a master politician even if he has some serious shortcomings. See how heContinue reading “Unification of Nepali Congress: Demand Democracy Within Party”

Nepal Army Chief: Find a General With Clean Image

The government should appoint a new general for the top post of Neapal Army to make people feel that it is actually serious in reforming and democratizing the army that is traditionally considered the private force of the king. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle’s Web Log Poet Arjun Parajuli was reciting his creations in MaHa GaijatraContinue reading “Nepal Army Chief: Find a General With Clean Image”

Nepal Peace Process and DDR Buzz : Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Maoist Guerillas

By Dinesh Wagle (back in Kathmandu) Wagle’s Web Log So the best thing about the month of August was the joint letter by the government and the Maoists to the United Nations on the contentious issue of, in the very much vague terms, Arms Management. Arms Management! The term has got so much attention andContinue reading “Nepal Peace Process and DDR Buzz : Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Maoist Guerillas”

Space For Monarchy: Shut Up Mr. Koirala

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle’s Web Log So Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala wants to give space to monarchy (king Gyanendra). How do you interpret this ‘kindness’? This is a desperate effort by Koirala to inject the pro-monarchy and pro-feudalism and pro-slavery venom in Nepali peoples’ mind at a time when the whole country is preparingContinue reading “Space For Monarchy: Shut Up Mr. Koirala”