Deconstructing Baburam Bhattarai: Conflicts and Contradictions

On Friday (9 August), Kathmandu Post published a piece by Suman Khadka (a PhD candidate at Monash University, Australia) that critically analyzed Baburam Bhattarai’s contradictory personality with focus on his bourgeois education that the Maoist leader stopped many Nepali youths from pursuing. (His party forced many students in rural Nepal out of schools to join the Maoist ‘militia’ reasoning that theyContinue reading “Deconstructing Baburam Bhattarai: Conflicts and Contradictions”

Who is Serious About Holding Elections?

Prospects of election continue to dominate the national discourse in Nepal but the key question is: are political parties serious about facing ballot boxes? By Siromani Dhungana UWB The political arena hasn’t changed since May last year when the then Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and his party UCPN Maoist and their power-hungry Madhesi collaborators let the Constituent Assembly die without draftingContinue reading “Who is Serious About Holding Elections?”

Constituent Assembly: The Day the Deadline Expires

As the clock ticks down to the expiry of Constituent Assembly (CA) term, the political parties have intensified internal and cross-party talks from early Saturday. The political parties are holding intense negotiations to forge an agreement for the extension of the CA term. The Legislature-Parliament slated for 8 am in the morning convened at 11:12Continue reading “Constituent Assembly: The Day the Deadline Expires”

Bryan Adams in Nepal: Perspective of a Nepali Youth

A brilliant piece on the rockstar’s tour to Nepal. by Ushaft The attendants of the at Dasarath Rangashala last week expected no more understanding from the cynics among us than what we are already known to be capable of. The performer hasn’t been known to be an active promoter of drugs like many other rockstarsContinue reading “Bryan Adams in Nepal: Perspective of a Nepali Youth”

Khasi Nepali Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya, India

Existing mistrust between the Nepali-speaking population and the Khasis has widened after the recent ethnic clashes By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal MEGHALAYA, INDIA- “Ethnicity-based enmity,” said a Nepali-speaking Assamese coal mine labourer in Meghalaya, “is the most frightening and unpredictable thing I have ever experienced.” “The man you were friend with in the morning”,Continue reading “Khasi Nepali Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya, India”

Women and Society: Nepal vs India

Nepal has already seen/done some of the things that are happening in India today Click here to read on the OpEd page of today’s TKP By Dinesh Wagle Following the latest happenings in Indian politics and society is a kind of déjà vu experience for many Nepali people. The upper house of the Indian parliamentContinue reading “Women and Society: Nepal vs India”