Badhshala- A Bad Director Can Never Make a Good Film

This is yet another example of former adversaries- the Nepali Army and the Maoists- coming together to cover their dirty secrets (conflict-era crimes). By Siromani Dhungana UWB Habituated to the filthy political drama, the government imposed a ban on Nepali movie Badhshala (Slaughter House) in a clear sign that the government is going to beContinue reading “Badhshala- A Bad Director Can Never Make a Good Film”

Rising Naxal Insurgency. Challenge for Rising India

DW’s article on India’s Naxal war for Kantipur भारतको ‘नक्सली’ युद्ध Why can’t those who can bring peace (or create war!) in other countries do the same in their own society? By Dinesh Wagle Do you know what the update was from India’s commercial capital a day after the ghastly Maoist attack in Dantewada districtContinue reading “Rising Naxal Insurgency. Challenge for Rising India”

Struggling For Nepal’s True Sovereignty

India wanted to establish Nepal as a dependent state since it had ousted the British colonial regime. It did not want Nepal to have independent foreign relations. In 1975, the late King Birendra had proposed Nepal to be recognized internationally as a “zone of peace” which had received by 1990, support of 112 countries, includingContinue reading “Struggling For Nepal’s True Sovereignty”

Maoists in India and Nepal

ब्लगमान्डू: राष्ट्रपतीय भ्रमणका अनौपचारिक कुरा Many Indian newspapers today are filled with reports about the Indian police’s charge-sheet against Indian Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy containing a reference to a meeting with Nepali Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda in 2006 as if Ghandy did a crime by meeting a leader who had, by then, left behindContinue reading “Maoists in India and Nepal”

India Maoist Attack: Nepali-speaking Gorkhas Die

Of the 24 policemen killed in a Maoist attack in Silda, West Bengal, on Monday evening (15th), most were Nepali Indians. This is an irony. The Nepali-speaking people of Darjeeling hills, the Gorkhas of India, who are fighting for the separation of the region from the West Bengal form the majority of those who diedContinue reading “India Maoist Attack: Nepali-speaking Gorkhas Die”

Nepali Maoists and Bihari Republic

Bihar’s success story tells us that if Nepali leaders want, Nepal can progress in a couple of years, not decades. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Finally, the Indian ambassador in Kathmandu last week did what he was primarily supposed to do: promote his country rather than poking his nose into internal affairs of theContinue reading “Nepali Maoists and Bihari Republic”

Obstacles for Business in Nepal: Instability and Maoists

Political instablity and power outage are the two major contributors to Nepal’s poor investment climate, a World Bank report says. It forget to mention the number one reason: the Maoists. Nepal 2009 Enterprise Survey points out lack of access to finance and labour regulations as other major obstacles. Obstacles, however, differ from industry to industry.Continue reading “Obstacles for Business in Nepal: Instability and Maoists”