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…

The Story of Pha Dampa Sangyas’ Journey to Tibet

The Story of Pha Dampa Sangyas’ Journey to Tibet

Published in The Tibet Society Bulletin, 1975, Volume 9, The Tibet Society, Indiana University. By B Nimri Aziz, with translation assistance by G. Lobsang. ( Reproduced in full by BN Aziz from author’s hardcopy, 2020) Pha Dampa Sangyas was the…

Nepal: Women’s Art and Politics – Part III

Nepal: Women’s Art and Politics – Part III

[Re-print August 12, 2017 on Global Research, originally published in 1978] Aama disappears into the darkened house to light the fire. Flames ignite from hot coals stirred out of the ash and Aama eases a pot of kodo onto the…

Women’s Art and Other Work in Nepal’s Hill Country – Part II

Women’s Art and Other Work in Nepal’s Hill Country – Part II

[Re-print August 4, 2017 on Global Research, originally published in 1978] Chait Purnima morning. The essentials for our day’s work are assembled before guest workers arrive on our doormats. A five gallon pot of kodo (millet beer) is fermenting inside…