New Editors in Kantipur, Kathmandu Post and Nepal Magazine

Narayan Wagle and Prateek Pradhan, the original reporters of Kantipur and the Post respectively, who rose to the helm of the papers signaling the new era in Nepali journalism, call it a day Outgoing editor Narayan Wagle (second from right) addresses reporters in the newsroom of Kantipur. The newly appointed editor Sudheer Sharma, first fromContinue reading “New Editors in Kantipur, Kathmandu Post and Nepal Magazine”

Maoist 'Revolutionary' is the Prime Minister of Nepal

In what will go on the pages of the history books as one of the most important days of Nepal, Maoist revolutionary (and leader of an outfit that was branded terrorist until two years ago) Pushpa Kamal Dahal (aka Prachanda) has been elected the Prime Minister of Nepal by a majority of votes in theContinue reading “Maoist 'Revolutionary' is the Prime Minister of Nepal”

One World, One Dream: Salute to the Olympic Spirit!

The Summer Games have begun in Beijing today in a spectacular fashion. This is one of those rare moments when the majority of the will be watching the same thing-on their TV sets- at the same time with, perhaps, the same emotions. The world is taking part in this grand ceremony of sportsmanship and celebrationContinue reading “One World, One Dream: Salute to the Olympic Spirit!”

TWTWTW: Yes, Paras Left for Singapore, If You Must Know

Paras at Airport in Kathmandu. Pic by Narendra Shrestha via Kantipur Former crown prince Paras flew to Singapore yesterday amid speculation that he plans to quit the country following abolition of the monarchy ,or arrange schooling abroad for his three kids- Hridayendra, Purnika and Kritika. He reached Tribhuvan International Airport flanked by personal security officialsContinue reading “TWTWTW: Yes, Paras Left for Singapore, If You Must Know”

Saved: A Toddler by a Teenager

A recent photo of Aradhana. All pics by Kul Chandra Neupane A toddler who fell into the gorge of Seti River in Pokhara on yesterday was rescued after 22 hours by a teenager. About two and a half years old Aradhana Pradhan, daughter of Aarogya Pradhan of Birouta in Pokhara, was rescued by 13-year oldContinue reading “Saved: A Toddler by a Teenager”

UNMIN, Preparing to Say Bye Bye Nepal, Establishes End-of-Mission Task Force

With 74 days remaining for its mandate to expire the United Nations Mission to Nepal (UNMIN) has started preparations to move out of Nepal. UNMIN chief Ian Martin wrote a letter on Thursday 8th May to his staffs at the agency telling them that “It is now necessary to plan towards the end of theContinue reading “UNMIN, Preparing to Say Bye Bye Nepal, Establishes End-of-Mission Task Force”

Chameleon Chairman: Comrade Changes the Color!

CHANGE that we can believe in? HOPE that’s true! As it’s becoming almost certain that Maoist will lead the next government Chairman Prachanda- who said he will actually be heading it- has been very quickly changing the radical tone almost sounding like a, God forbid, a bourgeois leader! Until ten days ago Nepali Army, forContinue reading “Chameleon Chairman: Comrade Changes the Color!”