किन यस्तो घृणा राजाप्रति ?

Changing the National Anthem (that sings the song of the kings) and renaming His Majesty’s Government to the Government of Nepal might seem like cosmetic changes. But these proposed changes symbolize Nepali peoples’ deep hatred to Monarchy. An article in Nepali: दिनेश वाग्ले वाग्ले स्ट्रिट जर्नल संसदको पुनस्थापनासँगै देखिएको हर्सोल्लासले देशमा प्रजातन्त्र पुनर्वहाली भएको भानContinue reading “किन यस्तो घृणा राजाप्रति ?”

They Want Republic Nepal… Jhyamma Jhyamma

After spending three weeks in the United States, blogger Dinesh Wagle is back in action on the politically sensitive streets of Kathmandu. If you go by the opinions on the street, you will conclude that everyone wants to see a Democratic Republic of Nepal. Yes, Bikash Sherpa included. All pics by Wagle Who is thisContinue reading “They Want Republic Nepal… Jhyamma Jhyamma”

Reading Nepal in American Media

Nepal coverage in US media is encouraging By Dinesh Wagle, New York Wagle Street Journal, American Edition Manish Swarup/Associated Press via The New York Times Head of the wonderful American family that is hosting me in this alien land of New Jersey, half an hour drive from downtown New York City, was pleasantly surprised byContinue reading “Reading Nepal in American Media”

Democracy: Voice of Nepali Youth

“Nepal never got real democracy. Constitutions made after the revolution of 2007 BS gave power to the king. Same happened even in 2046 (1990). Political leadership failed to make people feel democracy. We have seen [that the king’s] ‘golden wish’ after Magh 19 (Feb 1) has gone to the opposite direction.” –Suraj Kumar Dev, (front)Continue reading “Democracy: Voice of Nepali Youth”

ट्युटर अफ पोलिटिक्स

[UWB Note: This article, written in Nepali language and based on the interview of renowned writer and pro-democracy activist Manjushree Thapa conducted by Dinesh Wagle and Bikash Sangraula for Kantipur and the Kathmandu Post dailies, was first published in the Special Supplement of Kantipur brought out on the occasion, of 13th anniversary of Kantipur PublicationsContinue reading “ट्युटर अफ पोलिटिक्स”

The Huta Ram Baidya Feeling

“Don’t think that this king is doing good,” writer and engineer Hutaram Baidya, 85, said. “He is just roaming around the country receiving flowers and garlands and telling people ‘I understand, I understand’.” Old Man and The Bagan Beliya Flower Tree: Hutaram Baidya is a 85-year-old man whose latest book on Nepali politics was publishedContinue reading “The Huta Ram Baidya Feeling”

Democracy Day: Tyranny Celebrates

Democracy Day in Nepal: A rally organized by political parties today turned into an unimpressive mass meeting in New Baneshwor. All pics by Wagle By Dinesh Wagle If you start comparing this rally and gathering with that of the last year, then, yes, this is a big leap forward in terms of peoples’ participation andContinue reading “Democracy Day: Tyranny Celebrates”