The Nepal Streets Today

by B Nimri Aziz, Feb 17, 2021 Counterpunch.org Boisterous, almost frivolous rallies and counter-demonstrations representing Nepal’s numerous political factions have become commonplace across the country for 2 months now. They continue with neither a clear aim nor signs of a…

Nepal under Lockdown

Nepal under Lockdown

News from the Himalayas is scant this year. No Everest or K2 summiting; nothing about the railway from China; no new Sherpa biographies.             Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India’s territorial claim on Kalapani, a spur of land at Nepal’s furthest…

An Alleged Communist and Prostitute in Nepal’s Grade Ten Schoolbooks!

An Alleged Communist and Prostitute in Nepal’s Grade Ten Schoolbooks!

NOVEMBER 24, 2017 on Counterpunch.org. It was just a local rumor in a remote Himalayan village. Now it’s a history lesson for children across Nepal. I doubt if an entry in grade 10 English textbooks is what a normal anthropologist…

Have Nepal’s People Managed a Healthy Breakthrough in the Covid-19 Crisis?

Have Nepal’s People Managed a Healthy Breakthrough in the Covid-19 Crisis?

APRIL 25, 2020, By Barbara Nimri Aziz Health workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant in an alley during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Kathmandu on May 3, 2020. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA…

Awaiting the Next Rumble in Nepal

Awaiting the Next Rumble in Nepal

MAY 18, 2015, Counterpunch.org. Is Nepal in danger of being buried in data overload? The deluge of data about quake conditions may be part of the culture of an over-documented Nepal. Whether accepting belated, useless advice from the US Geological…

Three Women in Search of Muna’s House: a Nepal Guide to Gongabu

Three Women in Search of Muna’s House: a Nepal Guide to Gongabu

MAY 13, 2015, Counterpunch.org. There’s a patch of Nepal I’d never seen before–it’s called Buspark or Gongabu, (‘cock-field’). Since there’s no guidebook available—I find it inadvertently on my search for Muna’s mother.