Janajati Nepal Banda: Royalists in Charge (and Other Headlines)

Any idea who is Shekhar Gurung? I am sure you do know him. He came to limelight when Gyanendra’s autocracy was in climax. Shekhar Gurung was appointed the Zonal administrator, a post created by the royal regime to strengthen the autocratic hold in the state of affairs, for Bagmati Zone. With the restoration of democracyContinue reading “Janajati Nepal Banda: Royalists in Charge (and Other Headlines)”

Ethnic Assertion, Constituent Assembly Elections and Defensive Maoists

By Siddhartha Thapa Comment of the Moment (Originally posted here.) Even as the Terai starts to breathe again, various ethnic groups across the country have renewed their calls for further protests. The latest turmoil in the Terai is a direct consequence of the murky politics envisioned by the Maoists; the same ideologies that provided theContinue reading “Ethnic Assertion, Constituent Assembly Elections and Defensive Maoists”

Terai Demos: Mobs Rule, Indian Infiltrator Gets Bullet

UWB Photo Blog Images of demonstrations in various parts of south-eastern Nepal Madhesis of the hill origin took out a peace rally in Lahan, Siraha on Saturday (3 Feb) stressing on harmony among residents in the region and expressing their solidarity with the deamands of Madhes. Pic by Bharat Jarghamagar