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· August, 2006

Stories about Nepal from August, 2006

Nepal: Politics and Beauty Queens

United We Blog! on a conversation with contestants for Miss Teen Nepal 2006. “The beauties looked confused and Arpana came up with the answer once again. “If you ask me...

Nepal: Get rid of Democracy

Blogdai scans the political horizon and suggets we get rid of democracy.

Nepal: Festivals and Politics

United We Blog! on how festivals for women reinvent themselves to be more socially and politically relevant.

Nepal: On the interim draft constitution

Bahas on the features of the Nepali interim draft constitution. I like what it says about women. “Once the interim constitution becomes effective, women will enjoy equal property rights and...

South Asia: Travelling while Asian

Pickled Politics on TWA (or Travelling While Asian) as an India bound flight was diverted to Amsterdam because of what appears to be racial profiling or paranoia.

Nepal: Army and the Maoists

As the political scenario in Nepal changes, what role does the Army play in the integration of Maoist rebels. United We Blog! on the Army and the Maoists.

Nepal: Svankmajer's political allegory

Samudaya.org on Svankmajer's Lunancy – “Svankmajer appears in the opening scene to present a short monologue: the film, he says, debates the ideology governing the operation of a lunatic asylum—whether...

Nepal: Nepal and the world

Maila Baje summarizes the international politics perspective of the Maoist supremo Prachanda. How and why India chooses to interfere in the country, and has China been fair to the aspirations...

Nepal: Judging the Maoists

Freedom To Express wonders if different standards are used to judge the Government and the Maoists.

Nepal: The Military

Nepali Netbook on the enduring value of the Nepali military.

Nepal: Internal democracy and Politics

United We Blog! on how internal democracy within the dominant political party is necessary and would reflect a wider commitment to demoratic process.

Nepal: A revolution at the ballot box

Paramendra Bhagat on how voting day marks a revolution by itself. “But you can not beat getting 15 million people out at the voting booth on a single day. No...

Nepal: Business ideas for the Diaspora

Paramendra Bhagat has some business ideas that the Nepali diaspora in New York City could work on.

Nepal: Koirala and Monarchy

Nepali Netbook on the political choices in Nepal and why it would take quite some effort to sidetrack the issue of reinstating monarchy.

Nepal: No space for Monarchy

United We Blog! doesn't take too kindly to the idea of having space for monarchy in the new political environment in Nepal.

Nepal: Media Watchdogs

Blogdai is upset with the way International media and pundits cover Nepal without quite understanding the context, and urges his readers to be media watchdogs.

Nepal: weather

Most people think that Nepal is very cold. British expatriate Claire of Claire's Nepal refutes the presumption and discusses Nepal's weather from her own experience.

South Asia: Rikshaaa! a film on three wheels

Gaurav Mishra reviews in Desicritics a musical documentary on rickshaws and posts some insightful background on the Rickshaws. An auto rickshaw (aliases: auto/rickshaw/tempo/tuk-tuk) is a three-wheeler vehicle for hire and...

Nepal: Woman in throne

Nepali Notebook reports that the Nepalese cabinet headed by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has decided to amend the royal succession laws to change the male only succession system for...

Nepaly army loses popularity

Bloggers Nepal reports how Nepali army is becoming increasingly unpopular in the country. Their lack of transparency and lack of respect towards ordinary citizens even towards the police forces are...

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Historical Monuments after the earthquake at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Image by Ajaya Manandhar. Copyright Demotix (25/4/2015)

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