American Embassy on Wikileaks Cablegate and Nepal

As we are awaiting the disclosure of 2278 cables from the US mission in Kathmandu by Wikileaks the American Ambassador to Nepal Scott H. DeLisi issued a statement today “on the Release of Classified State Department Documents.” Here’s the full text as provided by the US embassy in Kathmandu: President Obama and Secretary of StateContinue reading “American Embassy on Wikileaks Cablegate and Nepal”

The Spillover Effect: from Bihar to Nepal [and the Maoists]

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal We are waiting for the spillover effect to take hold. China is growing phenomenally. India is following China so very closely. We are tightly sandwiched between them. We are folding our hands and sitting back, hoping that one day the economic progress will spillover from both sides and submergeContinue reading “The Spillover Effect: from Bihar to Nepal [and the Maoists]”

Statement of Concern by the Nepal Donor Community

Today: On behalf of the international donor community, the United States Agency for International Development is releasing the following statement: Statement of Concern by the Nepal Donor Community Regarding the Impact of the Continued Political Impasse The international donor community would like to communicate to Nepal’s political leaders our growing concern regarding the negative developmentContinue reading “Statement of Concern by the Nepal Donor Community”

Kathmandu Connection: Complaints and Compliments

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Soon after Tihar celebrations were over in Kathmandu last week I was in Thamel with a colleague who was leaving the newspaper for good. As he took his bike to a nearby parking lot I stood a few metres away from the entrance of the Roadhouse Café. I startedContinue reading “Kathmandu Connection: Complaints and Compliments”

Kashmir and Indian Democracy

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal A Nepali perspective on a South Asian problem: “Kashmir has never been an integral part of India,” declared Arundhati Roy in New Delhi last week. “It is a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this.” By saying so the Booker-prize winning author of The God of SmallContinue reading “Kashmir and Indian Democracy”