New and Old India

By Dinesh Wagle Old India trudges through waterlogged roads; new India flies. This is because Indian democracy is dictated by the flourishing middle class, according to a professor. The eagerly awaited monsoon arrived last week in Delhi bringing great relief to the residents. The temperature dropped by as much as 10 degrees celsius to 30.Continue reading “New and Old India”

An Encounter with a Baburam Bhattarai Supporter in Delhi

The young man is from Dr. Bhattarai’s constituency in Gorkha district By Dinesh Wagle It was the hottest June day in five years, Delhi boiling at 45 degrees Celsius. I was waiting for someone at the international airport. There I met him. He had gone there to receive one of his relatives from Kathmandu whoContinue reading “An Encounter with a Baburam Bhattarai Supporter in Delhi”

Meghalaya, India: Marriage is Not a Private Affair

Patriarchal and Hindu Nepali migrant coalminers marry matriarchal and Christian Khasi indigenous women in India’s Meghalaya state. Read on to find out what happens By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Kul Bahadur Magar, his wife Deng and their children. Marriages, history shows us, are often tactical arrangements between rulers to expand empires, strengthen political alliances,Continue reading “Meghalaya, India: Marriage is Not a Private Affair”