Nepal Comment: Catch Phrases and Road to Nowhere

By Chattra Bahadur The catch phrases in Nepal change frequently. Usually, metamorphosis is almost invisible; however, it spreads uncontrollably like a wildfire. The media, knowingly and/or unknowingly, creates frenzy. We are instantly consumed by the season’s catch phrase and our reactions are often extreme, defying any logic and reaching a point of insanity. Then, weContinue reading “Nepal Comment: Catch Phrases and Road to Nowhere”

Eight Point Something

Maoist Maneuver of June 16 UWB received this article by Jabarjast who has not revealed his identity but beautifully pointed out few shortcomings of eight-point agreement between SPA government and Maoists on June 16. (Pic via Kantipur) Last week, the Maoist strongmen, Pushpa Dahal and Baburam Bhattarai, emerged triumphantly from daylong negotiations with SPA leaders.Continue reading “Eight Point Something”

A Nepali Girl’s American Experience

By Kanchan Burathoki Saturday BlogDiary of a Nepali student Every now and then some girls who take politics classes ask me about Nepal and express their sympathy, but I wonder if they really care…. On a recent bus ride, an American asked me, “I know you think we are dumb because we don’t know anythingContinue reading “A Nepali Girl’s American Experience”

A Nepali Girl's American Experience

By Kanchan Burathoki Saturday BlogDiary of a Nepali student Every now and then some girls who take politics classes ask me about Nepal and express their sympathy, but I wonder if they really care…. On a recent bus ride, an American asked me, “I know you think we are dumb because we don’t know anythingContinue reading “A Nepali Girl's American Experience”

Is Monarchy Relevant for Nepal? (Part III)

This is the last part of the article that proceeds debate on the necessity/relevance of monarchy in Nepal at a time when the country is heading for Constituent Assembly. By Mahesh Poudyal The culture of monarchy What answer do you get/expect to get if you ask a British or other European who has a constitutionalContinue reading “Is Monarchy Relevant for Nepal? (Part III)”

Restoration of Parliament: Not Real Achievement for Nepal

History Repeats in Nepal: Is Jana Andolan II compromised just like Jana Andolan I ? By Santosh Seven parties and most of protestors are euphoric about royal proclamation to reinstate parliament. However, there is very less realization that it’s not a real achievement but rather a continuity of the post 1990 scenario. Royal Intentions TheContinue reading “Restoration of Parliament: Not Real Achievement for Nepal”