Maoist rebels and totalitarian monarchs are the order of the day for mainstream media coverage of Nepal. But lives are being lived beneath the political radar, and in a small village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, one man (known only as "Papa") has been making a difference by remodeling an
Nepal’s Diplomacy for Visa Lust Author: Krishna H. Pushkar Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on 08/11/2009 Nepal’s diplomatic dexterity is a largely discussed and experienced text for its hapless concert. The global as well as Nepalese eyes are often found itch while touching the pollex of our diplomacy.
As in any conflict, the media continue to play a significant role in Nepal’s struggle with the Maoist insurgents. Nepali Kamala Sarup provides perspective on the role of the media in the conflict, as well as background on the dangers journalists face in covering the story.
China and Bhutan still have a chance to avoid the brutal confrontation their policies of ethnic suppression nurture. But to do so, they must stop propounding the cheerful narrative that writes their troublesome minorities out of the picture of national identity, and instead grant them the respect and rights to
The King of Nepal recently axed the country's democratically elected government. He blames the government's failure to deal with a growing Maoist insurgency, while international observers fear a cynical power grab. Nepali Kamala Sarup gives an overview of the situation.