Intellectual Honesty & “A Big Fish in a Small Pond” Syndrome in K-town

If one is not intellectually honest about small things, one cannot be honest about bigger things Ashutosh Tiwari Not at all surprised that people are finally up in arms about CK Lal’s supposed intellectualism. I had my first newspaper ‘fight’ with him in 1992, when he unfairly criticized my article published in the then TheContinue reading “Intellectual Honesty & “A Big Fish in a Small Pond” Syndrome in K-town”

A Buddha Air Plane, Returning to Kathmandu from a Everest Flight, Crashes on a Hill. All 19 on Board Killed

By Deepak Adhikari/AFP A small aircraft taking tourists on a sightseeing trip around Mount Everest crashed in Nepal on Sunday, killing all 19 people on board, officials said. The Buddha Air Beechcraft plane carrying 10 Indian passengers, three other foreign tourists, three locals and three Nepali crew crashed into a hillside in heavy rain andContinue reading “A Buddha Air Plane, Returning to Kathmandu from a Everest Flight, Crashes on a Hill. All 19 on Board Killed”

The Presidential Shock to UML: Ultimately Madhes Leads!?!

Or is it the Maoists who will actually lead? By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal There is a saying in Nepali: thangna ma sutaunu. CPN Maoist has done the same to the CPN UML (United Marxists & Leninists). UML is out in the cold thanks to the cunning politics played by the former rebels. ItContinue reading “The Presidential Shock to UML: Ultimately Madhes Leads!?!”

Just like Schools, Capital of Nepal is Also Closed

Depriving Children’s Rights to Education in Nepal By Conflict Study Center Contributed by Dr. Bishnu Pathak and Chitra Niraula. Assisted by Shankar Poudyal, Rushma Shakya and Prem Prasad Pathak. (Source: Media Monitoring and Field Observation) Today, Kathmandu is closed down again. No vehicles are running, no shops are open and no business is operating. PeopleContinue reading “Just like Schools, Capital of Nepal is Also Closed”

India on Election: Nepal Could Set Its Own Example

At a time when certain embassies are casting doubts on the fate of CA elections, India has supported Nepali Prime Minister’s position that election must be held at any cost. This is important because elections must be held on time. To differ the election date means to give time to play dirty games to theContinue reading “India on Election: Nepal Could Set Its Own Example”

Prime Minister Defends Sitaula (America vs Maoists and Nepalgunj Curfew)

Sitaula’s resignation won’t resolve nation’s problems: PM Finally, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has publicly defended his Home Minister. This comes a day after the Parliament decided with two thirds majority to amend the constitutions as per the demands of Madhesi people. Madheis Janadhikar Forum, a group that claims to fight for the interests ofContinue reading “Prime Minister Defends Sitaula (America vs Maoists and Nepalgunj Curfew)”

Madhesi Forum, Ignoring the Parliament, Sends Agitation Out of Control

Even if these latest round of protests were part of pressure tactics, they must now be stopped because the parliament has addressed the demands of Madhesi people. As Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF or MPRF) continues claiming that the movement is going out of its control, violence created by its cadres has significantly grown in someContinue reading “Madhesi Forum, Ignoring the Parliament, Sends Agitation Out of Control”