An Indian ambassador remembers GP Koirala

Professor Bimal Prasad recalls his days in Kathmandu as India’s ambassador to Nepal when GPK was the Prime Minister. By Dinesh Wagle Bimal Prasad, in a way, is the first ‘official’ Indian to observe very closely the transformation of Girija Prasad Koirala from a leader on the street to the prime minister of a majorityContinue reading “An Indian ambassador remembers GP Koirala”

Shyam Saran, Nepal expert, Quits Indian PMO

Saran’s exit marks the departure of the last Indian player in the Indian establishment who was behind the ground-breaking 12-point agreement that initiated the process of ending conflict in Nepal By Dinesh Wagle in New Delhi The Wagle Notes Shyam Saran, former ambassador to Nepal and the man who once played a crucial role inContinue reading “Shyam Saran, Nepal expert, Quits Indian PMO”

Analysis: Nepal President’s India Visit

The president wasn’t accorded similar levels of hospitality on all fronts: India rejected his request to supply more sugar to Nepal. By Dinesh Wagle The Wagle Notes President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav returned home on Thursday (yesterday) completing his four-day visit to India. It was a mixed bag. To his supporters, New Delhi not onlyContinue reading “Analysis: Nepal President’s India Visit”

From Nepal to India: Busy Day for a President

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal In the most important and busiest day of his four-day maiden visit to India, President Ram Baran Yadav on Tuesday (today) met several top Indian leaders including counterpart Prativa Patil, Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh and Indian National Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Gandhi, unarguably the most important leader ofContinue reading “From Nepal to India: Busy Day for a President”

My Name Is Opportunity

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal This article, written on Friday morning, was published on today’s Kathanndu Post. Correction: Mumbai attack happened in 2008, not in 09 as mistakenly mentioned in the article There are not many similarities between Ajmal Kasab and Bal Thackeray. The former is the lone survivor of the 26/11/08 Mumbai attackContinue reading “My Name Is Opportunity”

And The Magsaysay Goes to Mahabir Pun, the ‘Wireless Man’ of Myagdi

An article by Dinesh Wagle in Kantipur (7 Aug) on Mahabir and Magsaysay: महावीर र म्यागासेसे …… Mahabir Pun who established wireless computer networks in the highlands of Myagdi district wins this year’s Magsaysay Awards By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal A trekker with a mission: Mahabir Pun is the man from Myagdi that hasContinue reading “And The Magsaysay Goes to Mahabir Pun, the ‘Wireless Man’ of Myagdi”