General Strike Day I Diary

Day 1 of four-day General Strike paralyzed lives in Nepal closing down the capital and transportation as protesters playing ‘catch me if you can’ game with police By Ujjwal Acharya The morning was as beautiful as usual. It looked all normal sans the rush of traffic and noise of blowing horns. People leisurely strolling around;Continue reading “General Strike Day I Diary”

On Photos: April Uprising I

The first-day of four-day General Strike saw closures, protests and police clampdowns Photo Essay By Saroj Raj Adhikari It was a story of make and break. The only debate was who were trying to make and who were trying to break. Protesters were burning tyres, policemen extinguishing them; protesters were chanting slogans, policemen were chasingContinue reading “On Photos: April Uprising I”

The Eve of General Strike

Rallies, protests, arrests, campaigns and imposition of curfew marked Wednesday, the day before the four-day long General Strike By Ujjwal Acharya/ Photos by Bikash Karki This morning a number of leaders were arrested from their home. 37 professionals including lawyers, journalists and doctors were arrested in the morning when they tried to rally peacefully. TheContinue reading “The Eve of General Strike”

Patan Meet in the Eve of April Uprising

Text by Deepak Adhikari/Photos by Shruti Shrestha The ancient city of Patan, especially the Krishnamandir area saw an unprecedented mass meet today. The month of April, according to the pamphlet distributed there, is marked by martyrdom and sacrifice for the country. Mass at Mandir: People gathered at the Patan Durbar Square. Hundreds of people participatedContinue reading “Patan Meet in the Eve of April Uprising”

Nepalis in Europe Deliver Message To Their Prince

See the equation, do the math: It wasn’t exactly the kind of welcome that the Crown Prince Paras wanted to see in Europe. There were no prajas clapping hands and bowing heads to receive him in Paris. Informed and empowered people were saying something that he didn’t probably wanted to hear. Prince is in EuropeContinue reading “Nepalis in Europe Deliver Message To Their Prince”

Parties, Maoists Agree to Disagree

Discussions will continue on the roadmap to the election of constituent assembly Okay, the decision has been made. Verdict has been out. The pro-democracy Seven Party Alliance has reached a brand new agreement with the underground Maoist Party (wait and don’t get excited. The groundbreaking 12-point understanding signed by both sides in November 22 stillContinue reading “Parties, Maoists Agree to Disagree”

Political Meeting and Deuba Jokes

A top level meeting of Nepal’s political leaders that was supposed to discuss the prospects of 12-point understanding with Maoists ended as a kid’s joke party: ‘Idiot’ Deuba Stole The Show By Tilak Pathak When former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (Democratic) President Sher Bahadur Deuba arrived at the Koirala Residence this afternoon to participateContinue reading “Political Meeting and Deuba Jokes”