Kathmandu Valley Banda After a Long Time (Tweets, for the record)

Kathmandu experienced a general strike (popularly known as “banda”- closure) today after a long time. I tweeted my thoughts about the strike. I present those tweets (in reverse chronological order) here for my record. I spent a couple of early hours of the day talking to two Maoist lawmakers- one of them was too shy to speak words, he communicated mostly by moving his head- and a Maoist journalist at the residence of one of the CA members and the journalist. The banda was withdrawn sometime around 3 pm which meant that I could go home in a public vehicle like I always do.

https://twitter.com/#!/wagle/status/63097539452342272

https://twitter.com/#!/wagle/status/63097355733446656

https://twitter.com/#!/wagle/status/63095478400712704

https://twitter.com/#!/wagle/status/63094609961680897

https://twitter.com/#!/wagle/status/63093768244559872

And this tweeply:

https://twitter.com/#!/wagle/status/63511304375246848

The person tweet-mentioned me, after reading my tweets, that I would get habitual with the bandas soon. I said: It’s not that I haven’t been habituated [with the banda culture]. There could be no Nepali who is not habituated with the banda.

Related: Nepal Banda and Power Cut

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Dinesh Wagle is a Nepali citizen, a blogger and a political analyst. More on wagle.com.np/dinwag

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