The Spillover Effect: from Bihar to Nepal [and the Maoists]

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal We are waiting for the spillover effect to take hold. China is growing phenomenally. India is following China so very closely. We are tightly sandwiched between them. We are folding our hands and sitting back, hoping that one day the economic progress will spillover from both sides and submergeContinue reading “The Spillover Effect: from Bihar to Nepal [and the Maoists]”

Men and Monkeys of New Delhi, India

Humans and monkeys struggle for space in the Indian capital By Dinesh Wagle It took me a week and three incidents to identify the culprit. I had kept a bucket of household waste just outside the main entrance of my third-floor apartment so that the collector could take it away. One recent afternoon, the collectorContinue reading “Men and Monkeys of New Delhi, 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”

Pune Students Recall Their Visits to German Bakery

Students of Pune’s Bharati Vidyapeeth (Masters in Social Work) say life is uncertain. Plus: Mourning a Nepali waiter who died in the blast It was during the New Year eve; I had visited that place and had interacted with the cashier of the German bakery. When I came to know about the blast in theContinue reading “Pune Students Recall Their Visits to German Bakery”