Power to the people? Load-shedding in Nepal

As winter power shortages shroud Nepal in familiar darkness, Deepak Adhikari unravels the country’s hydro debate. “To think big or small is at the heart of the hydro debate in Nepal, a country rich in biodiversity but also endowed with fast flowing rivers that surge through the Himalayas.” By Deepak Adhikari With winter in full swing,Continue reading “Power to the people? Load-shedding in Nepal”

How to Write about Nepal?

A take on how the western media generally projects/covers Nepal By Deepak Adhikari This blog entry is inspired by two Granta pieces: How to Write about Africa and How to Write about Pakistan: Start your piece with “Nepal is a Himalayan country sandwiched between two Asian giants…” Also add that Nepal is ‘tiny’, even thoughContinue reading “How to Write about Nepal?”

Covering Bhutanese Refugees in America

Saturday blog: A reporter’s notebook Bhutanese siblings Dilli Prasad Odari, 20, Man Maya Odari, 25, Yani Maya Odari, 22, stand in the doorway of their Pittsburgh apartment. Pic by Andy Starnes/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Deepak Adhikari On the chilly winter mornings in Kathmandu, I would nurture a dream. It was not an American Dream per se.Continue reading “Covering Bhutanese Refugees in America”

Nepali Press Will Fight Against Maoists

BIRTHDAY BLOG: Today happens to be the third birthday of United We Blog!, Nepal’s pioneering web site. But, as in a person’s life, UWB has also gone through many ups and downs. They say, history repeats. It has been repeated, albeit in the form of tyranny raising its ugly head. We celebrated the first birthdayContinue reading “Nepali Press Will Fight Against Maoists”

Unifying Nepal via Marriage: Pahade Wives and Madhesi Hubbies

At a time when some people are trying to create rift between the Madhesi and Pahadi (lowland-hills) communities in Nepal, we look at some exemplary personal stories and marital bond between folks from Madhes and Pahad. Sanjib Mishra and singer Nalina Chitrakar By Deepak Adhikari Sanjib Mishra, executive director of Urban Pixel had not setContinue reading “Unifying Nepal via Marriage: Pahade Wives and Madhesi Hubbies”

Summit Talks in Snail’s Pace in Nepal

Baluwatar area, the official residence of Prime Minister of Nepal, was virtually captured by Maoists. In the bizarre twists of events, it seems that Maoists not the SPA is in the helm of Kathmandu. By Deepak Adhikari Talks can’t break! No Monarchy! reads the placard on the girl’s chest. Seeing is believing, they say. ThisContinue reading “Summit Talks in Snail’s Pace in Nepal”

Summit Talks in Snail’s Pace in Nepal

Baluwatar area, the official residence of Prime Minister of Nepal, was virtually captured by Maoists. In the bizarre twists of events, it seems that Maoists not the SPA is in the helm of Kathmandu. By Deepak Adhikari Talks can’t break! No Monarchy! reads the placard on the girl’s chest. Seeing is believing, they say. ThisContinue reading “Summit Talks in Snail’s Pace in Nepal”