Tracking the Indian Ambassador to Nepal: Jayant Prasad-2

Nice shoe your excellency. Previous post: Tracking the Indian Ambassador in Nepal: Jayant Prasad-1 SEP 13: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai summoned Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad at his office and discussed the possibility of rescinding the Patna High Court verdict in which it slapped jail terms and fines on 11 senior Maoists leaders. “The PM inquired theContinue reading “Tracking the Indian Ambassador to Nepal: Jayant Prasad-2”

Tracking the Indian Ambassador in Nepal: Jayant Prasad

Ambassadors are the most visible faces of Indian diplomacy in Nepal and they are not always thought to be pursuing diplomacy. Some, like the current ambassador Jayant Prasad’s immediate predecessor Rakesh Sood, was widely believed to be one of the worst examples of Indian intervention and failed diplomacy in Nepal. While in India (or in theirContinue reading “Tracking the Indian Ambassador in Nepal: Jayant Prasad”

Dining with an Indian spy, former king Gyanendra proposes revival of monarchy

Amid escalating uncertainties regarding the extension of Constituent Assembly (CA)’s term, Former King Gyanendra Shah has proposed the revival of monarchy in the nation. It is learnt that Shah, in a dinner meeting convened with Alok Joshi, official of an Indian intelligence agency, said that assistance will be sought from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N),Continue reading “Dining with an Indian spy, former king Gyanendra proposes revival of monarchy”

Reasons to Come Home

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal I came back to Kathmandu last week after completing my two year tenure in Delhi. “Welcome back to darkness,” some of my friends said. Load shedding is not a new phenomenon in Kathmandu. But the continued and unacceptably long hours of power cuts have fueled further frustration. Not toContinue reading “Reasons to Come Home”

An Experience of Crossing the Nepal-India Border

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal The border between Nepal and India is so open, smooth and easy to cross that it doesn’t even feel like an international border separating two countries that once fought under different rulers. There is not much difference between the landscapes, bazaars and people on the two sides of theContinue reading “An Experience of Crossing the Nepal-India Border”

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and Nepal’s Free Media

These are not very good times for the relationship between the Nepali media industry and the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. They are at loggerheads, most recently, over a statement issued by the embassy on 27th blaming “certain print and television media” reporting “against products manufactured by Indian Joint Ventures in Nepal.” Past allegations of thisContinue reading “Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and Nepal’s Free Media”

Promoting Nepal in India

Despite being so close and sharing a border there is an unimaginably high level of misunderstanding about THE HIGHEST DEMOCRACY in THE LARGEST DEMOCRACY…Nepal should do something to promote itself among Indians. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Many Nepalis living out of Nepal face one common challenge: how to effectively tell foreigners about theirContinue reading “Promoting Nepal in India”