Teej Ko Lahara Aayo Barilai: Politics In Nepali Women’s Festival

Teej songs, detailing dukkhas and sufferings, are being used to create political and social awareness By Kathryn Hohman In her 1988 article, feminist author Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak poses the rhetorical question, “can the subaltern speak?” In Nepal they sing. Each year married, unmarried and widowed women travel to their natal homes to take part inContinue reading “Teej Ko Lahara Aayo Barilai: Politics In Nepali Women’s Festival”

Maoist Students Surround Nepal Army Headquarter: Bad Move

Students from around Kathmandu were forcefully taken to surround the army headquarters by the Maoists student organization. A wrong way of protest in wrong times at wrong venue. All pics by Shailendra Kharel The photo above reminds me of that day when thousands of school students were forcefully lined up on the sides of theContinue reading “Maoist Students Surround Nepal Army Headquarter: Bad Move”

Maoist Students Surround Nepal Army Headquarter: Wrong Move

Students from around Kathmandu were forcefully taken to surround the army headquarters by the Maoists student organization. A wrong way of protest in wrong times at wrong venue. All pics by Shailendra Kharel Looking at the photo above reminds me of that day when thousands of school students were forcefully lined up on the roadContinue reading “Maoist Students Surround Nepal Army Headquarter: Wrong Move”

Sujata Koirala Daughter's Big Fat 'Illegal' Wedding Mocks Nepali Law

Nepal Army Chief Pyar Jung Thapa (extreme right, with Nepali cap) along with Mrs. Thapa congratulate behula behuli as the mother of the behuli Sujata Koirala (Jost), left, looks on. Nearly two months ago, General Thapa hit the headlines for organizing the illegal and lavish wedding party for his daughter. Pic by Bikash Karki TakeContinue reading “Sujata Koirala Daughter's Big Fat 'Illegal' Wedding Mocks Nepali Law”

Sujata Koirala Daughter’s Big Fat ‘Illegal’ Wedding Mocks Nepali Law

Nepal Army Chief Pyar Jung Thapa (extreme right, with Nepali cap) along with Mrs. Thapa congratulate behula behuli as the mother of the behuli Sujata Koirala (Jost), left, looks on. Nearly two months ago, General Thapa hit the headlines for organizing the illegal and lavish wedding party for his daughter. Pic by Bikash Karki TakeContinue reading “Sujata Koirala Daughter’s Big Fat ‘Illegal’ Wedding Mocks Nepali Law”

Misadventure of Bharat Keshar and Heroic Policing of Timilsina

For the record: For latest on this case, see inside Isn’t this a historical photo? YES. This is what is called democracy perhaps. Police Inspector Abhushan Timilsina drags a brat royal honorary ADC (on June 20) who thought he could do anything he wished on the streets of Kathmandu. This was very much needed toContinue reading “Misadventure of Bharat Keshar and Heroic Policing of Timilsina”

Women Reservation in Nepal: Flawed Policy Prescription

This Bill is biased towards narrow-band of urban-based women, in terms of the government jobs, and fails to address much larger and more deprived rural-based women population. By Chattra Bahadur An Analysis. UWB received this article in email. Within few weeks of popular uprising, the reinstated Parliament passed the Women Reservation Bill unanimously reserving 33%Continue reading “Women Reservation in Nepal: Flawed Policy Prescription”