All Eyes On Nepal’s Eye: Magsaysay Awardees In Kathmandu

“I see a lot of possibilities for Nepal that is facing challenges on peace, poverty and competitiveness in the globalized world…My late father started his public service during the World War II. I was a four year old boy. Fast forward to 2006. I am an old man, about to finish my second and lastContinue reading “All Eyes On Nepal’s Eye: Magsaysay Awardees In Kathmandu”

Nepal Maoists and Democracy: From A Protest Venue

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal All pics and videos by Wagle Irony! You might think this policeman is attentively reading the poster with the photo of Prachanda but if you ask me I would say, NO, he is not. He is waiting for one of his friends to come out of the toilet soContinue reading “Nepal Maoists and Democracy: From A Protest Venue”

Nepal Peace Process: Leaders Bargain Inside, Brisk Business (and Intense Debate) Outside

By Dinesh Wagle in Baluwatar (Outside the Prime Minister’s residence) Wagle Street Journal (All pics by Wagle) Mission Republic: Lokraj Pandey, 22, is in a mission to spread the message of democratic republicanism in Nepal. While leaders inside the official residence of the Prime Minister in Baulwatar were busy in the past two days bargainingContinue reading “Nepal Peace Process: Leaders Bargain Inside, Brisk Business (and Intense Debate) Outside”

Summit Talk? No. Convincing Madhav Nepal and Sher Bdr Deuba? Yes

Inside the gate, problem was represented by Madhav Kumar Nepal and Sher Bahadur Deuba. Both had this common complain: We were kept in dark about the understanding reached between the Prime Minister and Maoist Chairman. Police were mobilized, you can say, to keep the Maoist cadres away from overtaking the main entrance of the PrimeContinue reading “Summit Talk? No. Convincing Madhav Nepal and Sher Bdr Deuba? Yes”

Changing Life Of A Nepali Village: Story from Nar

By Dinesh Wagle in Nar (Manang) Wagle Street Journal (Saturday Blog) [Dinesh Wagle has started posting his Nar Phu Diary in Wagle Street Journal] Encountering the people featured in a 25-year-old book that details the life and time of two of the remotest villages of Nepal All pics by Wagle. More pics will be addedContinue reading “Changing Life Of A Nepali Village: Story from Nar”

Maoists Deusi-Bhailo and Other Tihar Images of Kathmandu

For Maoists, Deusi-Bhailo meant: 1) making their presence felt in the city, 2) Creating awareness about republic Nepal, and 3) Raising money! By Dinesh Wagle All pics by Wagle Deusi- and Bhailo-wise speaking, Maoists were one of the major attractions in this year’s Tihar. Last year, traditional Bhailo and Deusi songs were replaced by anti-autocracyContinue reading “Maoists Deusi-Bhailo and Other Tihar Images of Kathmandu”

Democracy Effect: Smiling Face of Thamel

An emotional blog: Tourists are coming, economing is about to boom! Thank you Democracy! By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal I know I had said I would be away from computer from this afternoon but this addiction never goes away easily. I am in Thamel and early in the morning tomorrow, I would be drivingContinue reading “Democracy Effect: Smiling Face of Thamel”