Darjeeling Today: Talks of the State of Gorkhaland

Nepali Indians-Gorkhas-Want Their Own State Under the Union of India By Swaroop Chetry A routine day in Darjeeling begins with cabbies waiting for tourist to clamber on to their seats and rush to Tiger Hill to see the majestic Kanchanjunga change colour as the Sun rises from the far horizon, but nothing of this isContinue reading “Darjeeling Today: Talks of the State of Gorkhaland”

Hail the Republic: How Indians Wrote the Constitution

Republic Day is both a day of celebration and introspection for India Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal [This article originally appeared on the Op-Ed page of the Kathmandu Post today. See it here as it appeared on the paper.] On the 26th day of every January a grand ceremony is held on Rajpath (formerly King’sContinue reading “Hail the Republic: How Indians Wrote the Constitution”

The Last Briefing by Ian Martin

Ian Martin, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Nepal speaks at the Meeting of the Security Council on 16 January 2009 The request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its peace process Mr President, This is the tenth and last time I am briefing the Council on the assistance ofContinue reading “The Last Briefing by Ian Martin”

Burning Effigies [in the Name of Lord Shiva]

Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal [This article originally appeared on the Op-Ed page of the Kathmandu Post today. See it here as it appeared on the paper.] Indian Hindu Rightwing Fundamentalists Demonstrate In Agra, India Against Nepal Government Decision To Apointment Nepali Priest in Pashupatinath Temmple The other day I came across a Reuters videoContinue reading “Burning Effigies [in the Name of Lord Shiva]”

Is Nepal Going to Fail?

It is really hard to believe that Nepal has a democratic government. By Krishna Giri Instead of mocking Nepali leaders, this time my thoughts were going towards the country and countrymen. Bulldozed by the political and leadership changes; besieged by living and security conditions; aggravated by the false hope for water and electricity, people areContinue reading “Is Nepal Going to Fail?”

Resham! Nepathya Shares Sorrow and Joy with Sydney

Nepal’s Premium Rock/Folk band performs in Australia “Let me share with you all a real life story,” said Amrit Gurung amidst his debut performance in Sydney on Saturday. “I was talking to a second generation Nepali immigrant residing in Europe. When I asked him if he liked visiting Nepal, he simply answered ‘no’. When askedContinue reading “Resham! Nepathya Shares Sorrow and Joy with Sydney”

Jai Shambho: Row Over Appointment of Pashupatinath Priests

It’s been a week since the row over the appointment of the priests in Pashupatinath erupted. The Maoist led government, with the direct orders from the Prime Minister, has appointed Nepali priests replacing the Indians in the largest temple of Nepal. Some people have protested the move for different reasons and they have their ownContinue reading “Jai Shambho: Row Over Appointment of Pashupatinath Priests”