Ex-king Gyanendra says End Of Monarchy in the Republic of Nepal is a Hypothetical Question

Suman Giri interviews ex-king Gyanendra (l). Pic via hamroblog. Nagarik newspaper has Nepali version of the interview. Also, read Republica’s coverage of the interview. Talking to Suman Giri of Avenues TV, a Kathmandu-based private network, for the first time since is ouster three years ago, in Janakpur where he went to worship Janaki, ex-king GyanendraContinue reading “Ex-king Gyanendra says End Of Monarchy in the Republic of Nepal is a Hypothetical Question”

My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala

Excerpted from Koirala’s address to a mass gathering organised by the Nepali Congress branch of Saptari on Dec. 27, 2002, collected in the book Simple Convictions I am telling you something about the incumbent King [Gyanendra]. I am also sharing with you the nature of the four kings that I have experienced. I have beenContinue reading “My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala”

Royalists want referendum on monarchy and Hinduism in Nepal

Earlier this week they organized a protest program that partially shut down Kathmandu (see at the end of the post about that). They were demanding a referendum on the monarchy and Hinduism in Nepal. They are using religion as a tool to further their political interest and it seems ultra rightist groups in India areContinue reading “Royalists want referendum on monarchy and Hinduism in Nepal”

Nepal Needs to be Hindu Nation with Monarchy

UWB doesn’t agree with some of the ideas put forward by the writer of this comment, Dirgha Raj Prasai, which originally appeared here as a response to a UWB commentator. But we like to hear all kinds of opinions. Dear Basti jee ! Why would there be a need of a King if Nepal canContinue reading “Nepal Needs to be Hindu Nation with Monarchy”

TWTWTW: Yes, Paras Left for Singapore, If You Must Know

Paras at Airport in Kathmandu. Pic by Narendra Shrestha via Kantipur Former crown prince Paras flew to Singapore yesterday amid speculation that he plans to quit the country following abolition of the monarchy ,or arrange schooling abroad for his three kids- Hridayendra, Purnika and Kritika. He reached Tribhuvan International Airport flanked by personal security officialsContinue reading “TWTWTW: Yes, Paras Left for Singapore, If You Must Know”

Press Statement of Gyanendra (the Last King of Nepal)

Nepal’s deposed king has left the royal palace for the last time but has no plans to leave the Himalayan country. Former King Gyanendra says he wants to stay to “help establish peace” as the country moves from a monarchy to a republic. Hundreds of people came to see Gyanendra leave Katmandu’s royal palace WednesdayContinue reading “Press Statement of Gyanendra (the Last King of Nepal)”

Fall of Monarchy in Nepal: Seven Years of the Royal Massacre

Remembering the massacre: 19 Jestha 2058 BS [1 June 2001] was when the monarchy was abolished in Nepal. 15 Jestha 2065 only formalized that.by Dinesh Wagle Once upon a time when there was still monarchy in Nepal, some seven years ago to be exact, a horrifying incident happened in Narayanhitti palace in Kathmandu that shockedContinue reading “Fall of Monarchy in Nepal: Seven Years of the Royal Massacre”