Dubai and Yam [केटो जो विदेशियो]

Originally posted on Wagle Street Journal:
Yam (right) and Dinesh ‘दुबई जाने चक्करमा छु हो सर,’ केही क्षण अघिसम्म उल्लासमय लवजमा गफिएको यामले अलि निराश स्वरमा अचानक त्यसो भन्दा मलाई कताकता चसक्क गरेजस्तो भएको थियो। ‘यो देशमा टिक्न नसकिने भइयो,’ प्रश्न सोध्नै नपाई उसले भनेको थियो। केही बाध्यताले, बाँकी आफ्नै लापार्वाहीले २६ बर्षे याम रिनमा…

Reasons to Come Home

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal I came back to Kathmandu last week after completing my two year tenure in Delhi. “Welcome back to darkness,” some of my friends said. Load shedding is not a new phenomenon in Kathmandu. But the continued and unacceptably long hours of power cuts have fueled further frustration. Not to […]

Kids of Dadeldhura on the Dashain Tika Day

I was in Dadeldhura on the day of Tika this Dashain. The small bazaar on the hill was closed as people were busy celebrating the festival. I had to spend my Tika day on the hill because I was stuck there. The road was empty. I waited for a day for the buses to ply […]

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 […]

Meghalaya, India: Marriage is Not a Private Affair

I am working on photos from my Manali trip that I hope to post tomorrow. Meanwhile, I share with you a page (or two?) from my Meghalaya diary. A version of this article, in Nepali, first appeared in Kantipur daily (मेघालयका “घरज्वाइँ’हरु). First, second and last paragraphs of this article have also been used in […]

स्लमडग नेपाली

स्लमडग मिलिनायरको हविगतमा दिल्लीका झुपडबस् तीमा बस् ने नेपालीको कथा-व्यथा पनि कम्ती दुःखदायी छैन । ‘धेरै वर्स्ट छ,’ ‘खराब’ अर्थ दिने अंग्रेजी शब्द प्रयोग गर्दै हिन्दी लवजमा सुरज रानाले भने, ‘मैले सोचेको यो झुकी टुटोस, यहाँबाट फटाफट निस् कम । यहीँ खाने, यहीँ बस्ने, त कहिल्यै अगाडि बढ्दैन ।’ सोच्ने क्षमता विकास भएदेखि सुरजले मनमा त्यस्तो कुरा खेलाउन […]