Narayan Wagle comes up with Mayur Times!

Palpasa Café writer comes up with his second novel- Mayur Times. Will be released on 10 April (28 Chaitra) in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal. Journalist Narayan Wagle is all set to launch his eagerly awaited second book Mayur Times. Written in the backdrop of Nepal’s current conflict, Mayur Times revolves around Nepal’s transitional crisis, according nepa~laya,Continue reading “Narayan Wagle comes up with Mayur Times!”

GP Koirala: An Incomplete Democrat

By Siddhartha Thapa The demise of GPK will undoubtedly lead to a political realignment in Nepali politics. Girija Prasad Koirala was without a doubt the most influential politician in Nepal. What was truly unique about Koirala’s political strategy was his ability to fuse his belief in democracy and his Koirala legacy to further his politicalContinue reading “GP Koirala: An Incomplete Democrat”

My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala

Excerpted from Koirala’s address to a mass gathering organised by the Nepali Congress branch of Saptari on Dec. 27, 2002, collected in the book Simple Convictions I am telling you something about the incumbent King [Gyanendra]. I am also sharing with you the nature of the four kings that I have experienced. I have beenContinue reading “My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala”

A death in Nepal in the age of Twitter and Facebook (RIP #GPK)

Nepal’s top leader dies. Nepalis all over the world react hysterically on the Web. This blog entry is a supplement to a news report that I wrote in today’s Kantipur titled: निधनको खवरले भरियो फेसबुक[Facebook filled with the news of the death (of GPK)] By Dinesh Wagle click here to enlarge ठूलो पारेर पढ्ने भए यहाँ क्लिकेContinue reading “A death in Nepal in the age of Twitter and Facebook (RIP #GPK)”

Girija Prasad Koirala 1925-2010

The leader has died. May peace be upon him. We mourn his death. Long live democracy in Nepal. Girija Pradad Koirala, one of the great democratic leaders of Nepal, has died. Minister for Irrigation Bal Krishna Khand told mediapersons after Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting that 86-year-old Koirala passed away at 12.10 p.m. Saturday.Continue reading “Girija Prasad Koirala 1925-2010”

Girija Prasad Koirala

[Also read: Importance of Being Girija Deepak Adhikari on Koirala four years ago.] Update (20/3): Koirala passes away. This man carries an envious history and record with him and he is sick these days. This time, it seems, seriously. Reports suggest Girija Prasad Koirala is fighting death and the main weapon this time is hisContinue reading “Girija Prasad Koirala”

Women and Society: Nepal vs India

Nepal has already seen/done some of the things that are happening in India today Click here to read on the OpEd page of today’s TKP By Dinesh Wagle Following the latest happenings in Indian politics and society is a kind of déjà vu experience for many Nepali people. The upper house of the Indian parliamentContinue reading “Women and Society: Nepal vs India”