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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…

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…

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…

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

APRIL 25, 2020, By Barbara Nimri Aziz     “We’re all going to die!” This feeble appeal came in a Facebook phone call with B. Thapa from deep within Nepal’s…

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…

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…

Nepal: Signs of Progress, If Not Hope

MAY 11, 2015, Counterpunch.org. Our night skies are still battered by the sounds never heard over Nepal before—they are the monster cargo planes departing after disgorging millions of…

Dispatch From Kathmandu

MAY 6, 2015 on Counterpunch.org. Kathmandu, Nepal. Revisiting a school I know well in Kathmandu city, I meet Tilok just as he and his wife, a school teacher,…

Schoolboy Looks to Nepal’s Army With New Pride

MAY 26, 2015 on Counterpunch.org. “I want to be in the army”, replied Sophil quietly, responding to his father’s urging to tell this visitor about his future goal….

Demolition Dilemmas Across Nepal

MAY 29, 2015 on Counterpunch.org  There is little doubt that they have to come down. But how will priorities be decided? Who will pay? Then how will the…