No Need for Panic, India

One word can’t describe India’s unnecessary concern about Nepali prime minister’s Beijing visit. That’s the combination of hypocrisy, double standard, childishness and hegemony. When their Sonia and Rahul Gandhi can visit China and meet Chinese leaders, why can’t the Nepali prime minister do so? Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s first foreign trip to ChinaContinue reading “No Need for Panic, India”

Paradigm Shift in Nepali Nationalism

Through out Nepal’s history, past regimes have tried to advocate for nationalism to balance diplomacy between China and India. By Krishna Giri Thanks to the CA members who have managed to appoint a Prime Minister after exhausting four months, 1/6th of the total time allocated to write the new constitution for new Nepal. They haveContinue reading “Paradigm Shift in Nepali Nationalism”

Editors Announce New Papers in Nepal

The editors who recently resigned from Kantipur Publications have announced the new publishing company and two new newspapers. The new company, the Nhu Republic Media, will bring out Nhu Nepal, Nepali daily, and the New Republic, English daily in about three months, said an SMS message sent out by one of the editors of aContinue reading “Editors Announce New Papers in Nepal”

Problem of Seniority in the Cabinet (and List of New Ministers)

…that led the UML to stay away from the oath taking ceremony. Only eight ministers were sworn-in yesterday as UML said they won’t join govt without 2nd ranking in the cabinet The UML proposed that its senior leader Bam Dev Gautam be ranked in the second position after PM Dahal while the Maoists presented theirContinue reading “Problem of Seniority in the Cabinet (and List of New Ministers)”

New Editors in Kantipur, Kathmandu Post and Nepal Magazine

Narayan Wagle and Prateek Pradhan, the original reporters of Kantipur and the Post respectively, who rose to the helm of the papers signaling the new era in Nepali journalism, call it a day Outgoing editor Narayan Wagle (second from right) addresses reporters in the newsroom of Kantipur. The newly appointed editor Sudheer Sharma, first fromContinue reading “New Editors in Kantipur, Kathmandu Post and Nepal Magazine”

Maoist 'Revolutionary' is the Prime Minister of Nepal

In what will go on the pages of the history books as one of the most important days of Nepal, Maoist revolutionary (and leader of an outfit that was branded terrorist until two years ago) Pushpa Kamal Dahal (aka Prachanda) has been elected the Prime Minister of Nepal by a majority of votes in theContinue reading “Maoist 'Revolutionary' is the Prime Minister of Nepal”