A Maoist Agricultural Center In Nepal

By Neil Horning On the way to Chorkate, Gorkha, about a 3 hour bus ride from the district headquarters, a conspicuous facility covered with red flags is noticeable by the roadside. Nammuna Agricultural Center is run by the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as an agricultural cooperative, intended to teach agricultural skills and collectiveContinue reading “A Maoist Agricultural Center In Nepal”

Nepal: A Country Cursed by a Widow?

By Krishna Giri I don’t think any Nepali will raise their eyebrows when they hear- “SATI LE SARAPEKO DESH”. Right from the unification, Nepali have witnessed ongoing severity in terms of governance. Power snatching by any means has become style in Nepal. I don’t want to go back to 17th century to dig the past.Continue reading “Nepal: A Country Cursed by a Widow?”

Nepal-India Relations: Open Secret Diplomacy

By Bishnu Pathak, PhD Setting: The United Maoist-led Government resigned as of May 4, 2009 and its resignation has been accepted. Almost three weeks back, the senior UML leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal, who failed to win people’s trust in two constituencies he challenged in the last Constituent Assembly (CA) election, was unanimously elected as theContinue reading “Nepal-India Relations: Open Secret Diplomacy”

Ex-Prince Paras on Nepali Royal Massacre

Eight years after the royal massacre, ex-Crown Prince Paras Bikram Shah talks to the New Paper of Singapore. Why? UWB Note: The exclusive interview has been translated and reproduced by many Nepali media including top selling and most influential newspaeprs in Nepal. That is one of the most read items in newspapers in Nepal todayContinue reading “Ex-Prince Paras on Nepali Royal Massacre”

Intellectual Poverty

By Darshan Karki, after attending the David Seddon lecture last week There is a distinct pattern to the workshops, public discussion and lecture series that take place in Kathmandu. Firstly there is the speaker or pundit or whatever name they are called by. They are supposed to have mastered the issue in question. In mostContinue reading “Intellectual Poverty”

A Life Ordinary: Story of a Nepali Chowkidar in Delhi

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal [This article originally appeared on the Op-Ed page of the Kathmandu Post today. See it here as it appeared in the paper. Extended version of this story was published in Nepali in today’s Kantipur Koseli. See it here as it appeared in Koseli. Plus, here is my take onContinue reading “A Life Ordinary: Story of a Nepali Chowkidar in Delhi”

Burning Effigies [in the Name of Lord Shiva]

Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal [This article originally appeared on the Op-Ed page of the Kathmandu Post today. See it here as it appeared on the paper.] Indian Hindu Rightwing Fundamentalists Demonstrate In Agra, India Against Nepal Government Decision To Apointment Nepali Priest in Pashupatinath Temmple The other day I came across a Reuters videoContinue reading “Burning Effigies [in the Name of Lord Shiva]”