Reading Palpasa Café in English

By James Sharrock The English language translation of the best-selling Nepali novel Palpasa Café by Narayan Wagle is out now. Palpasa Café is the story of an artist, Drishya, who falls in love with a Nepali American returnee, Palpasa and also, via a college friend, sees the effects of Nepal’s conflict in the hills. Wagle’sContinue reading “Reading Palpasa Café in English”

Wassup Gyanendra? Latest on Activities of "King"

So what is the king doing at a phase when constitutionally speaking, the monarchy is practically in a state of suspension? By Tilak Pathak Fate handed Gyanendra a windfall opportunity of becoming king of Nepal twice: In 1950 and yet again in 2001. The first time, he was enthroned for three months, a child-king withoutContinue reading “Wassup Gyanendra? Latest on Activities of "King"”

Wassup Gyanendra? Latest on Activities of “King”

So what is the king doing at a phase when constitutionally speaking, the monarchy is practically in a state of suspension? By Tilak Pathak Fate handed Gyanendra a windfall opportunity of becoming king of Nepal twice: In 1950 and yet again in 2001. The first time, he was enthroned for three months, a child-king withoutContinue reading “Wassup Gyanendra? Latest on Activities of “King””

Monarchy Popularity Sinking in Nepal, But People Want Ceremonial

Peace Process Update Prachanda hints at breakthrough on arms management (follow this post) …………………….. Opinion Poll: 87 percent of Nepalis think that ‘king and monarchy are becoming unpopular in the last few years’. But 54 percent think ‘there should be space to king or monarchy in future.’ By Tilak Pathak At a time when PrimeContinue reading “Monarchy Popularity Sinking in Nepal, But People Want Ceremonial”

India's Media Card

Why Indian media are keeping mum over the biggest events taking place in her northern neighbor? Here’s an answer Indian media are notorious for thronging into Nepal even to cover and sensationalize trivial events. But, they have ignored the ongoing movement. CNN and BBC‘s coverage is far ahead of our neighboring countries’ media. CNN andContinue reading “India's Media Card”

Interests of Power Centers

Amidst growing maneuvers of International power centers to serve their interest, the political situation of Nepal is getting volatile. It seems there is hardly a meting point among those power centers. Analysis by Tilak Pathak The Seven Party Alliance (SPA) have declared four-day long general strike beginning April 6. And the government has made itContinue reading “Interests of Power Centers”