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”

India Maoist Attack: Nepali-speaking Gorkhas Die

Of the 24 policemen killed in a Maoist attack in Silda, West Bengal, on Monday evening (15th), most were Nepali Indians. This is an irony. The Nepali-speaking people of Darjeeling hills, the Gorkhas of India, who are fighting for the separation of the region from the West Bengal form the majority of those who diedContinue reading “India Maoist Attack: Nepali-speaking Gorkhas Die”

Blast at German Bakery, Pune

When India suffers, Nepalis share the pain 1. There was a Nepali in Hotel Taj Mahal’s kitchen on 26/11/2008. Another Nepali was serving guests at Leopold Cafe, on that fateful day. He was injured in the attack. 2. When several Indian soldiers came under a deadly avalanche in Kashmir recently, a Nepali rifleman serving inContinue reading “Blast at German Bakery, Pune”

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”

Nepali Maoists and Bihari Republic

Bihar’s success story tells us that if Nepali leaders want, Nepal can progress in a couple of years, not decades. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Finally, the Indian ambassador in Kathmandu last week did what he was primarily supposed to do: promote his country rather than poking his nose into internal affairs of theContinue reading “Nepali Maoists and Bihari Republic”

Jaipur Literature Festival 2010

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal “How was it?” asked my friend Deepak when he knew from me that I was back in Delhi from attending two days of Jaipur Literature Festival. Here’s what I replied: It was good. Very few books were to be seen as it wasn’t a book festival but literature. WritersContinue reading “Jaipur Literature Festival 2010”