Nepali Village Story: Army Killed His Brother, Maoists Destroyed His Office

At least four boys from my neighborhood in Duragaun whom I know very well have died in the conflict and my meeting with a family member of one of those boys was emotionally dominated. This is the story of Tanka Poudel, my childhood buddy, who at the age of 23 died as a Maoist soldierContinue reading “Nepali Village Story: Army Killed His Brother, Maoists Destroyed His Office”

Nepali Village Story: Maoists Not For Us But Better Than Army

Jaya Bahadur Gajmer, a blacksmith, with his grandson and brother Khadga Bahadur Gajmer (left). Both brothers were beaten up by the patrolling soldiers. All pics by Wagle By Dinesh Wagle in Duragaun (Ramechhap) Wagle Street Journal When I reached at the home of Jaya Bahadur Gajmer, a blacksmith, along with two Americans, the family, busyContinue reading “Nepali Village Story: Maoists Not For Us But Better Than Army”

Nepali Village Story: Daughter Escaped Maoist Party, Soldiers Beat Dad

Kul Bahadur Gajmer, a blacksmith and so called untouchable, feels that the discrimination based on touch has gradually been eradicated in villages. It’s not because of the Maoist movement but because of the growing influence of young generation in the society. When Maoists wanted his 18-year-old daughter, she fled to Kathmandu. Government soldiers while patrollingContinue reading “Nepali Village Story: Daughter Escaped Maoist Party, Soldiers Beat Dad”

While My Village Gently Weeps: Story of an Internally Displaced Citizen of Nepal

By Dinesh Wagle in Duragaun (Ramechhap) Wagle Street Journal [This is the extended version of Wagle’s reporting that was originally published on the front page of Kantipur daily on Sunday June 25. Kantipur wrote editorial on the same topic the next day.] Toyanath Poudel inspects the lock put up by the Maoists on his houseContinue reading “While My Village Gently Weeps: Story of an Internally Displaced Citizen of Nepal”

Listening Clinton Speech in LA

UWB Note: Nepali blogging in UCLA. See this page. By Dinesh Wagle Saturday Blog Wagle Street Journal, American Edition “Waw..,” she couldn’t hide her excitement. She was constantly saying “wow”and “waou” and “hum” as he was speaking about the relationship of private citizens in public life. I don’t know who she was but I couldContinue reading “Listening Clinton Speech in LA”