Human Rights in Nepal: from American eyes

The U.S. Department of State released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Thursday, March 11th in Washington, DC. The congressionally mandated reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Releasing the report in Washington D.C., Secretary of State Hillary ClintonContinue reading “Human Rights in Nepal: from American eyes”

Finally, Comrades Carry the National Flag

By Mohan Buda Aer While their leaders in the Constituent Assembly are working towards changing the national flag of Nepal angering millions of patriotic Nepalis all over the country, the Maoist guerillas yesterday not only carried and hoisted the Sun and Moon in a cantonment but also removed their party flag. The guerillas abandoned theirContinue reading “Finally, Comrades Carry the National Flag”

Ex-King Gyanendra Does in Nepal What His Ancestors Never Did

Keeping track of the former king Almost two years after he was stripped of his crown and became a commoner, Nepal’s deposed king Gyanendra himself has broken a centuries-old taboo by attending a religious fair in a town till now considered out of bounds for the royal family. Escorted by bodyguards and aides, the 62-year-oldContinue reading “Ex-King Gyanendra Does in Nepal What His Ancestors Never Did”

Height of Lawlessness in Nepal

A few days ago a minister of state, Karima Begam, publicly slapped a senior government official in latter’s office for not sending a better car to pick her up at the airport. Today the Prime Minister directed the Home minister not to take action against the culprit. Prime Minister chooses to save his chair atContinue reading “Height of Lawlessness in Nepal”

Nepal Will Do on Everest What Maldives Did in Water.

After the Underwater cabinet meet at the bottom of South Asia, a cabinet meet at Everest at the top of South Asia Immediately after the news about Nepal’s plan to hold a cabinet meet on the base camp of Sagarmatha (the Mount Everest) flashed today by AFP, Nepalis from all over the world expressed theirContinue reading “Nepal Will Do on Everest What Maldives Did in Water.”

A Life Ordinary: Story of a Nepali Chowkidar in Delhi

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal [This article originally appeared on the Op-Ed page of the Kathmandu Post today. See it here as it appeared in the paper. Extended version of this story was published in Nepali in today’s Kantipur Koseli. See it here as it appeared in Koseli. Plus, here is my take onContinue reading “A Life Ordinary: Story of a Nepali Chowkidar in Delhi”

Burning Effigies [in the Name of Lord Shiva]

Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal [This article originally appeared on the Op-Ed page of the Kathmandu Post today. See it here as it appeared on the paper.] Indian Hindu Rightwing Fundamentalists Demonstrate In Agra, India Against Nepal Government Decision To Apointment Nepali Priest in Pashupatinath Temmple The other day I came across a Reuters videoContinue reading “Burning Effigies [in the Name of Lord Shiva]”