Nepal Votes. And I Also Voted. Again.

As you can see from the excerpt of an old entry below I was super excited about voting and about the election process back in 2008. It was because I believed, as I do now- sort of, those were the ‘historic’ elections for the CA. If same thing happens in exactly about five years, it […]

Rukhmuni Ranta Park: Revised Impression of Speakers’ Corner at Hyde Park

So the Speakers’ Corner hasn’t been deserted after all. After I posted an entry on the place portraying it as an empty place James (call him Sir James or James Chambuwan 😉 ) suggested me to go there on a Sunday afternoon. That’s what I did and, lo and behold, there was another James, slightly taller than the one […]

Bharat Bandh

Bharat Bandh happened on 5th July. The following is a part of an article that appeared in the Kathmandu Post yesterday. The first part of the article, available here, is about the India that is rapidly modernizing. Indian democracy is dictated by the flourishing middle class, says a professor. So you thought bandas solely belonged […]

A Man from Gorkha in Delhi who Voted for Dr. Baburam Bhattarai

The young man is from Dr. Bhattarai’s constituency in Gorkha district By Dinesh Wagle It was the hottest June day in five years, Delhi boiling at 45 degrees Celsius. I was waiting for someone at the international airport. There I met him. He had gone there to receive one of his relatives from Kathmandu who […]

The Indian Democracy

Just as our April 2008 poll verdict, this Indian election, it appears, was about stability and progress of India By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Here is the PDF version of the page.] A kid, carrying the Indian National Congress Party flag, walks on the street in front of the Congress headquarters in New Delhi […]