Ex-King Gyanendra Does in Nepal What His Ancestors Never Did

Keeping track of the former king Almost two years after he was stripped of his crown and became a commoner, Nepal’s deposed king Gyanendra himself has broken a centuries-old taboo by attending a religious fair in a town till now considered out of bounds for the royal family. Escorted by bodyguards and aides, the 62-year-oldContinue reading “Ex-King Gyanendra Does in Nepal What His Ancestors Never Did”

Deserted Voting Booths of Nepal

By Dinesh Wagle Very few people are participating in Nepal’s municipal election that is boycotted by political parties. A man looks for his name in a Voters’ list outside a voting booth in New Baneshwor. I went around a few voting booths to see how the election process was going on. I saw no peopleContinue reading “Deserted Voting Booths of Nepal”