Shyam Saran, Indian envoy, Comes to Nepal to tell our Leaders how to form a Government

हामी लघूमानव हौं। हामी आफूखुशी कहिल्यै मिल्न नसक्ने कसैले मिलाइदिनुपर्ने, हामी आफुखुशी कहिल्यै छुट्टिन नसक्ने कसैले छुट्टायाई दिनुपर्ने, हामी आफू खुसी कहिल्यै अगाडि बढ्न नसक्ने कसैले पछाडिबाट हिर्काउनुपर्ने, हिँडाउनुपर्ने हामी रङ्ग-रोगन छुटेका, टुटेका, फुटेका पुरानो क्यारमबोर्डका गोटि हौं एउटा मानोरञ्जक खेलका सामाग्री, एउटा खेलाडीमाथि आश्रित, आफ्नो गति हराएका एउटा ‘स्ट्राइकर’ द्वारा सञ्चालित हो, हामी मानिसContinue reading “Shyam Saran, Indian envoy, Comes to Nepal to tell our Leaders how to form a Government”

An Encounter with a Baburam Bhattarai Supporter in Delhi

The young man is from Dr. Bhattarai’s constituency in Gorkha district By Dinesh Wagle It was the hottest June day in five years, Delhi boiling at 45 degrees Celsius. I was waiting for someone at the international airport. There I met him. He had gone there to receive one of his relatives from Kathmandu whoContinue reading “An Encounter with a Baburam Bhattarai Supporter in Delhi”

Meghalaya, India: Marriage is Not a Private Affair

Patriarchal and Hindu Nepali migrant coalminers marry matriarchal and Christian Khasi indigenous women in India’s Meghalaya state. Read on to find out what happens By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Kul Bahadur Magar, his wife Deng and their children. Marriages, history shows us, are often tactical arrangements between rulers to expand empires, strengthen political alliances,Continue reading “Meghalaya, India: Marriage is Not a Private Affair”

India Stops Nepal’s Newsprint

KATHMANDU- Indian authorities are holding 1,000 metric tonnes of newsprint imported by Kantipur Publications at Kolkata port for the last 26 days. Kantipur is Nepal’s largest publishing house that publishes Nepal’s largest selling newspapers and magazines. India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has taken control of the newsprint imported from Canada and South Korea andContinue reading “India Stops Nepal’s Newsprint”

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”

Talking About Revolution #Nepal

On the Maoist, French restaurateur of Kathmandu and Nepali leaders in Delhi By Dinesh Wagle News reports from Meghalaya are disheartening. Nepali migrant workers and Nepali-speaking Indians are being chased away from their homes and workplaces (coal mines) by the Khasis who are in a majority in the North-Eastern Indian state. Some Nepalis have beenContinue reading “Talking About Revolution #Nepal”