India, Universities and World Ambitions

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal All the chaos surrounding sloppy preparations for the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi in October may give an impression that India has a long way to go to become a global power. One may cite the overflowing Yamuna running into residential areas of Delhi as aContinue reading “India, Universities and World Ambitions”

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”

Meghalaya Diary: the Gorkhas, Migrant Nepalis and India

The Nepali-speaking Indians are fighting for their identity in India under the banner of the Gorkha which puts them at odds with Nepali migrants in northeast India Shyam Prasad Pokharel, a migrant Nepali coal mine labourer in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal JUN 05- During the course of my week-long stayContinue reading “Meghalaya Diary: the Gorkhas, Migrant Nepalis and India”

Khasi Nepali Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya, India

Existing mistrust between the Nepali-speaking population and the Khasis has widened after the recent ethnic clashes By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal MEGHALAYA, INDIA- “Ethnicity-based enmity,” said a Nepali-speaking Assamese coal mine labourer in Meghalaya, “is the most frightening and unpredictable thing I have ever experienced.” “The man you were friend with in the morning”,Continue reading “Khasi Nepali Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya, India”

Rising Naxal Insurgency. Challenge for Rising India

DW’s article on India’s Naxal war for Kantipur भारतको ‘नक्सली’ युद्ध Why can’t those who can bring peace (or create war!) in other countries do the same in their own society? By Dinesh Wagle Do you know what the update was from India’s commercial capital a day after the ghastly Maoist attack in Dantewada districtContinue reading “Rising Naxal Insurgency. Challenge for Rising India”

Women and Society: Nepal vs India

Nepal has already seen/done some of the things that are happening in India today Click here to read on the OpEd page of today’s TKP By Dinesh Wagle Following the latest happenings in Indian politics and society is a kind of déjà vu experience for many Nepali people. The upper house of the Indian parliamentContinue reading “Women and Society: Nepal vs India”

Maoists in India and Nepal

ब्लगमान्डू: राष्ट्रपतीय भ्रमणका अनौपचारिक कुरा Many Indian newspapers today are filled with reports about the Indian police’s charge-sheet against Indian Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy containing a reference to a meeting with Nepali Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda in 2006 as if Ghandy did a crime by meeting a leader who had, by then, left behindContinue reading “Maoists in India and Nepal”