Nepali Times

Upper Mustang in Kathmandu

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #106 (09 AUG 2002 – 15 AUG 2002) An innovative stage production of a novel by Sarubhakta successfully takes on the sensitive matter of Bhotiya polyandry ThangLa was put up two weeks ago (27 July) as a one-off staging at the Royal Nepal Academy by Pokhara’s Pratibimba theatre group, directed by
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A people's war

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #98 (14 JUNE 2002 – 20 DEC 2002) At every turn we meet people denied the choice of being neutral. Talking in Rolpa is a journey through a map of death-Nuwagaon, Holleri, Lisne, Gam. The last action in these parts was in Gam on 7 May, and the villagers from Pobang,
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Lumbini’s rebirth

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #95 (24 MAY 2002 – 30 MAY 2002) Things may finally change at the Buddhas birthplace. For the better. Lumbini is Buddhism’s equivalent to Bethlehem or Mecca, but it has been more of a weeping wall for pilgrims and devotees. Decades of disinterest in distant Kathmandu have maintained this nativity site
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Yasser Arafat, Govinda Mainali and us

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #88 (05 APRIL 2002 – 11 APRIL 2002) Why do Nepali commentators not feel the need to express their opinion on the Palestinian intifada, Govinda Mainali in a Japanese jail, or the Uttar Pradesh elections? Kathmandu’s armchair analysts feel little reason to express their opinion on international affairs. They ignore even
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Bahuns and the Nepali State

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #65 (19 OCT 2001 – 25 OCT 2001) A course correction is needed when so much of the peoples present and future is in the hands of one community. Not long ago, Tashi Jangbu Sherpa and I were discussing some matter in a courtyard near Patan Dhoka. A Maruti jeep bearing
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Whether to absolve Dipendra or to indict him posthumously, it was important that everyone (conspiratorialist, rationalist, or royalist) who cared for the country demand that parliament hold hearings on the royal massacre.

From Nepali Times, ISSUE #46 (07 JUNE 2001 – 14 JUNE 2001) if one were to dig up the foundation of each house here only hearsay and rumours would be heaped up there that’s why this is a country of hearsay and rumour this is a country standing on hearsay and rumour this is a
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From Nepali Times, ISSUE #45 (01 JUNE 2001 – 07 JUNE 2001) Why did the ILO national office do this in English? Last month, the International Labour Organisation organised a media blitz to alert Nepalis of the ills of child labour, giving us, among other things, the sobering information that one in a hundred child
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From Nepali Times, ISSUE #7 (30 AUG 2000 – 05 SEPT 2000) Even though the Pokhara Jomsom trek is the best appointed among the many hill walking routes in Nepal,during the monsoon this too deserves mention.Firstly, here is the place and time for trekkers who turn their nose up when it comes to being with
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