Comparing Notes: Nepal One Year Later

An American writes his experience of having close encounter with the Nepali Maoist comrades in a remote village Maoist graffiti in a village in Myagdi district Left: “Up with Republic of Nepal: CPN Maoist.” Right: “Down with Killer Gyanendra.: CPN Maoist”/ “Whoever deletes this slogan will die.” By Neil Horning in Pokhara (West Nepal) ThereContinue reading “Comparing Notes: Nepal One Year Later”

No Farewell to Arms?

By Deepak Adhikari Wednesday saw contradictory statements (aired by BBC Nepali Service) by top-notch negotiating leaders of ongoing dialogue (or is it over?). Though, the committees headed by Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Home Minister Krishna Sitaula looks irrelevant after summit level talks between Prachanda and the Prime Minister, they made two different statementsContinue reading “No Farewell to Arms?”

Prachanda, Nepal's Rebel Leader, Talks Brilliance

Prachanda interview in eKantipur (if this link doesn’t work, please visit the ekantipur page). In his first television interview to a Nepali channel, Prachanda, the Supreme leader of Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) talks sense and raises so many convincing issues that viewers (as far as a few dozen people I talked to while watching theContinue reading “Prachanda, Nepal's Rebel Leader, Talks Brilliance”

Women Reservation in Nepal: Flawed Policy Prescription

This Bill is biased towards narrow-band of urban-based women, in terms of the government jobs, and fails to address much larger and more deprived rural-based women population. By Chattra Bahadur An Analysis. UWB received this article in email. Within few weeks of popular uprising, the reinstated Parliament passed the Women Reservation Bill unanimously reserving 33%Continue reading “Women Reservation in Nepal: Flawed Policy Prescription”

Stories of Horror: From Nepal's Abu Ghrahib-II

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nepal brings out shocking stories of torturer, killings and human rights abuses from Bhairabnath Batallion, [Royal] Nepal Army’s counterpart to Guantanamo Bay or Abu Ghrahib. (This is the second part. Here is the first part. [UWB Warning: Hold your breath before actually starting to readContinue reading “Stories of Horror: From Nepal's Abu Ghrahib-II”

Stories of Horror: From Nepal's Abu Ghrahib-I

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nepal brings out shocking stories of torturer, killings and human rights abuses from Bhairabnath Batallion, [Royal] Nepal Army’s counterpart to Guantanamo Bay or Abu Ghrahib. (This is the first part. The report continues in next blog) [UWB Warning: Hold your breath before actually starting toContinue reading “Stories of Horror: From Nepal's Abu Ghrahib-I”

Jana Andolan-2 Victim Warns Leaders

By Narendra Raule Janaandolan-2 (Peoples’ Movement) Victim April revolution’s vocal victim Narendra Raule warns leaders from his hospital bed. Pic via Kantipur On Baishakh 9 (April 22), sea of humanity was marching from Koteshor to Tripureshor. I joined it from Tinkune. The peaceful protest was marching forward despite the barriers placed here and there. TheContinue reading “Jana Andolan-2 Victim Warns Leaders”