The Kathmandu Post interview: When blogs were Twitter and Facebook

Originally posted on Wagle Street Journal:
The Kathmandu Post celebrates its (and Kantipur’s) 21st anniversary today by publishing a 16-page pullout on Nepal’s social media scene. The supplement, titled “Platforms of Change“, explores how Nepalis are using the Internet and its various platforms mainly to express themselves and to connect and share and debate. In the lead…

Thabang: The village that didn’t vote; once hosted Maoist guerrillas

Originally posted on Wagle Street Journal:
A man in Thabang, Rolpa, face smeared with colored powder, celebrated Maghi festival. On the background is an anti-election slogan- “the one who asks for vote will get chot (hurt).” (यो लेखलाई नेपालीमा पढ्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुस्) On November 19, 2013 Nepal held national elections for the second Constituent…

Liars! Nepal’s Politics Suffers from a Trust Deficit

The trust deficit among major political parties and their leaders continues to exist even after the election of the second CA and the new Prime Minister by the parliament last week. Leaders continue to spit venom at each other. By Siromani Dhungana By now it is clear that the consensus between two major political partiesContinue reading “Liars! Nepal’s Politics Suffers from a Trust Deficit”

For the Record: Sushil Koirala Elected the Prime Minister of Nepal

By The Kathmandu Post Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, who has never held a public office, was elected prime minister on Monday (10 Feb) , garnering more than a two-thirds majority in parliament. A seven-point deal signed between Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, the two largest parties in Constituent Assembly, on Sunday paved the way forContinue reading “For the Record: Sushil Koirala Elected the Prime Minister of Nepal”