In Nepal, Gliding With a Feathered Guide

By John Bishop in the New York Times THE air whistled past my helmet as I removed a cube of raw buffalo meat from the bag strapped to my paraglider harness and placed it in my gloved hand. While a soup of haze obstructed the views of the Himalayas one afternoon last spring, I wasContinue reading “In Nepal, Gliding With a Feathered Guide”

Prime Minister Baburam in India: Agreements Signed and Some Photos Clicked

Nepal, India ink two major deals including BIPPA BIPPA a calculated gamble: PM By Akhilesh Upadhyay and Mahesh Acharya in The Kathmandu Post Nepal and India singed two major agreements, including the much-talked about Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA), here late on Friday (yesterday). This brings to a close days of hectic negotiations andContinue reading “Prime Minister Baburam in India: Agreements Signed and Some Photos Clicked”

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s India Trip

By Akhilesh Upadhyay in the Kathmandu Post OCT 20 – No visit by a Nepali Prime Minister to New Delhi has generated as much attention as that of Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s in September 2008. There was a good reason. His party CPN (Maoist), underground only until two years ago, had thumped traditional powerhousesContinue reading “Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s India Trip”

Does Baburam Bhattarai Need Political Adversaries like Mohan Baidya When he has a Wife like Hisila Yami?

‘Choosy’ Hisila Yami Cheapens Her PM Hubby’s Resolves  हिसिला यमी जस्ती भ्रष्ट श्रीमती भएपछि प्रधानमन्त्री बाबुरामलाई मोहन बैद्य जस्ता राजनीतिक शत्रु किन चाहियोस ? By Bhadra Sharma [प्रधानमन्त्रीकी भ्रष्ट पत्नी: १६ लाखको मुस्ताङ चढने प्रधानमन्त्रीकी श्रीमती हिसिला यमीलाई डेड करोडको प्राडो चाहियो ! जवकी प्रधानमन्त्रीकी श्रीमतीलाई गाडी दिने कानूनी प्रावधानै छैन । सस्तो गाडी दिँदा उनले मुख्यContinue reading “Does Baburam Bhattarai Need Political Adversaries like Mohan Baidya When he has a Wife like Hisila Yami?”

Buddhist Nuns Embrace the Power of Kung Fu

NEPAL IN FOREIGN PRESS Nepali monastery is enjoying a surge in popularity after spiritual leader introduces martial arts classes Nuns practising kung fu at the Druk Gawa Khilwa Buddhist nunnery in Ramkot, Nepal. Photograph: Simon De Trey-White/Eyevine By Syed Zain al-Mahmood in Kathmandu A Buddhist monastery near Kathmandu is enjoying a surge in popularity afterContinue reading “Buddhist Nuns Embrace the Power of Kung Fu”

The Earthquake that Rocked Us in Nepal

Read a news report on the quake here र नेपालीमा: भैचालो जसले हामीलाई हल्लायो By Dinesh Wagle The scary thing (or good, depending upon how you see things) is that the epicenter of the 6.8 earthquake that rocked Kathmandu and eastern Nepal this evening was, according to the US Geological Survey, 272 kilometers away (east) from Kathmandu. (68 kmContinue reading “The Earthquake that Rocked Us in Nepal”