Democracy in Nepal Passes a Second Test

Democracy in Nepal Passes a Second Test

JULY 7, 2017 on Counterpunch.org. A Nepalese policeman helps a woman to cast her vote during the legislative elections in Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Millions of people were voting in southern Nepal on Thursday in the final…

One Happy Man: a Nepal Case Study

One Happy Man: a Nepal Case Study

MAY 10, 2016 on Counterpunch.org. Only occasionally, in contrast to anecdotes from Kathmandu’s fashion conscious upper class occupied with their tech and music trends and the city’s new eateries, and avoiding dismal stories of government incompetence and rising poverty and…

China or India: Does Nepal Have a Realistic Choice?

China or India: Does Nepal Have a Realistic Choice?

JUNE 17, 2016 on Counterpunch.org. I was crossing the airstrip to a small aircraft that would take me to Nepal’s interior. We had left the disarray of the departure hall in Kathmandu airport with its melee of early morning hopefuls…

Becoming a Democracy: the Example of Nepal

Becoming a Democracy: the Example of Nepal

June 29, 2018  on Counterpunch.org. Hardly noticed on the world landscape of emerging democracies, lies Nepal. This new republic now has the first government, newly formed this past February, under a secular constitution. It’s a route is scattered with the…

Nepal’s Economy – Can Contented Tourists Match Desperate Migrant Laborers?

Nepal’s Economy – Can Contented Tourists Match Desperate Migrant Laborers?

July 21, 2018 on  Asia-Pacific Research. Migrant laborers prepare to depart Nepal at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. A large proportion of migrant laborers head to countries in the Arab Gulf including Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Exploitation is rife, with working…

Indian Philosopher as Tibetan Folk Hero Legend of Langkor: A New Source Material on Phadampa Sangye

Indian Philosopher as Tibetan Folk Hero Legend of Langkor: A New Source Material on Phadampa Sangye

O, He who does not construct thoughts[1]But performs his emanations according to the needs of his disciples.O, he who grants success according to its benefits.He is our patriarch, Dampa Sangye,Who taught Tibetans the Essence of the Path of PrajnaparamitaAnd the…