American Minister Meets Maoist Chairman

Twenty five days after it made first official contact with the “terrorist” Maoists in years, the United States today held another face-to-face meeting with the top leadership of the Maoist party. Visiting U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Evan A. Feigenbaum met Maoist chairman Prachanda in latter’s residence inContinue reading “American Minister Meets Maoist Chairman”

Feud and Power Struggle Within the Maoist Party

Who should become the Prime Minister of a Maoist led government? The answer which depends on whom you ask in the Maoist party, it appears, has kicked off another round of power struggle within the former rebel organization. Oh… the power! It changes people, makes people and breaks people. Most people that is, and MaoistsContinue reading “Feud and Power Struggle Within the Maoist Party”

After the Dinner, They Ate Him Alive

Eye on Maoist: The Koteshwor area of Kathmandu is tense today, just like yesterday, with traffic to and from Bhaktapur completely disrupted by the agitating locals who are protesting the brutal murder of a local resident by the Maoist PLA recently. Tires are being burnt. As I am typing these lines, people in Tinkune areContinue reading “After the Dinner, They Ate Him Alive”

Blocking Kathmandu, the Maoists Way

The first day of the three-week-long blockade of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu called by the Maoists saw very few vehicles playing on the otherwise busies highway of the country. The highway was heavily guarded by the Army. Here is the photo blog that captures some of the moments seen in the highway that links Kathmandu valleyContinue reading “Blocking Kathmandu, the Maoists Way”

Comrades Are In Problem, Again

A day after two Maoists leaders in Nepal criticized the Chairman and his deputy, the party expels them branding “”deserters of the revolution and servants of the autocratic monarchy and counter-revolution.” Yes, it is almost certain that the Comrades are in problem again. And this time it seems pretty serious. After their widely publicized fighting,Continue reading “Comrades Are In Problem, Again”