Dashain Holiday: Bad News From Police, Good News From Army and PM's Optimism

On the 8th day of Dashain festival, three incidents make headlines: Bibek Luintel is killed, the army says its soldiers and officers are free to not to receive tika from the king who is becoming redundant day by and our Prime Minister’s optimist on peace process Bibek Lunitel Killed: Today morning’s horrific revelation about theContinue reading “Dashain Holiday: Bad News From Police, Good News From Army and PM's Optimism”

Dashain Holiday: Bad News From Police, Good News From Army and PM’s Optimism

On the 8th day of Dashain festival, three incidents make headlines: Bibek Luintel is killed, the army says its soldiers and officers are free to not to receive tika from the king who is becoming redundant day by and our Prime Minister’s optimist on peace process Bibek Lunitel Killed: Today morning’s horrific revelation about theContinue reading “Dashain Holiday: Bad News From Police, Good News From Army and PM’s Optimism”

Subha Dashain!

Chacha hui!!! Girls Playing Ping as Dashain Fever Grips Nepalis Pic by Suraj Kuwar “[Delivery of ] the message that the meaningful [peace talks] have started would be the best gift that Seven Parties and the Maoists could give [to Nepali people].” Pradeep Giri, Political thinker, in a Kantipur Op-Ed (Sept 29). ….. And myContinue reading “Subha Dashain!”

Update on Peace Process: Today's Political Developments

Update: Thursday, Sept 28: The much-awaited “summit talks” between the top leaders of the ruling seven-party alliance (SPA) and Maoists, earlier said to be held today but postponed for tomorrow (Friday), has been put off until the conclusion of the Dashain festival. (Here is more.) Based on a report by Balaram Baniya and Ujjir MagarContinue reading “Update on Peace Process: Today's Political Developments”

Update on Peace Process: Today’s Political Developments

Update: Thursday, Sept 28: The much-awaited “summit talks” between the top leaders of the ruling seven-party alliance (SPA) and Maoists, earlier said to be held today but postponed for tomorrow (Friday), has been put off until the conclusion of the Dashain festival. (Here is more.) Based on a report by Balaram Baniya and Ujjir MagarContinue reading “Update on Peace Process: Today’s Political Developments”

Chopper Crashed, Dignitaries Died, Nepal Observes National Holiday. Why?

Comment of the Moment [This comment was originally posted by Dukhi in this blog post] Dukhit says: September 26th, 2006 at 9:33 pm The government of Nepal [yesterday] declared Wednesday [today] a day of national mourning following the confirmation of the death of all 24 passengers, many of them renowned personalities in Nepali and KathmanduContinue reading “Chopper Crashed, Dignitaries Died, Nepal Observes National Holiday. Why?”

Learning From Nepal: Do Americans Have What It Takes?

Nepal in foreign press: An editorial in Bennington Banner of Vermont (United States) titled “Do Americans have what it takes?” Thursday, September 21: Last weekend, a tape was leaked to the Hungarian press in which Hungary’s Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany admitted that he had lied repeatedly to the public. The tape, coming after months ofContinue reading “Learning From Nepal: Do Americans Have What It Takes?”