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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…

Nepal: Earth Tremors Fading, Monsoon Looming

JUNE 8, 2015 on Counterpunch.org. Kathmandu is gradually repopulating with residents like Anil who left soon after April’s earthquake. He explains that he returned to the capital from…

Nepal’s Democracy Landmark (a Constitution) Leads to Instability

OCTOBER 26, 2015 on Counterpunch.org. To set the framework for its infant democracy, to recognize its rich pluralist character, and to enshrine its secular ideals Nepal had finally…

Democracy in Nepal Passes a Second Test

JULY 7, 2017 on Counterpunch.org. Nepal’s 28 million citizens have waited 20 years for the elections that finally took place during recent weeks (with the final 10 percent…

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…

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…

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…

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

July 21, 2018 on  Asia-Pacific Research. A busy air route between Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport and overseas is via the communications hub of The Arab Emirates. Several direct flights…