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Bhumika Ghimire

Bhumika Ghimire is a freelance reporter. Her articles have been published at OhMyNews, NepalNews, Toward Freedom, Telegraph Nepal, Himal South Asian and ACM Ubiquity. She is also a regular contributor for News Front Weekly (Nepal) and Nepal Abroad (Washington D.C.) and UPI Asia Online.She can be reached at bhumika_g@yahoo.com.

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Nepal: Will The New Prime Minister Be Any Different?

  1 September 2011

Nepal has had three prime ministers in last four years and the promised new Constitution is nowhere near completion. Senior Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai was sworn in as Nepal's 34th Prime Minister last week; netizens analyze whether he can be the change Nepal requires.

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Nepal: Social Media As A Civic Activism Tool

  18 May 2011

On Saturday May 7, 2011, hundreds gathered at a public square in Kathmandu demanding that the constitution be drafted by the May 28 deadline. This event was unique to Nepali activism and political scene because social networking site Facebook played vital role in organizing and encouraging the participants.

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Nepal: Frustrated Undercurrents

  4 April 2011

Last week, Nepal's Finance Secretary Rameshwor Khanal was apparently forced to resign. Known for his straight forward working style and exemplary work ethnic, the news of his departure came as a surprise to many. Netizens are demanding his reinstatement.

Nepal: Photo blog of Americans in Kathmandu

  15 March 2011

Ralph and Irene, photo blog of two Americans living in Kathmandu, profiles Nepal's holiest shrine-Pashupatinath Temple. The pictures present a different side of Kathmandu, far from the usual tourist attractions and the ubiquitous mountains.

Nepal's stalled revolution

  23 February 2011

Thom Brooks, Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at Newcastle University, comments on Nepal's interesting embrace of communism while the rest of the world increasingly views the ideology as failed.

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Nepal: Parliament Finally Elects A Prime Minister

  9 February 2011

After months of infighting, bickering and a record setting 17 attempts, Nepal finally has elected a Prime Minister. Jhala Nath Khanal, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), was sworn in on Sunday, at a ceremony in capital Kathmandu.

Nepal: A Traveler's Critique

  25 January 2011

Andrew Hyde, an American traveler blogs about a different kind of Nepal, far from the notion of Shangri-La most people fantasize about. He describes the country's grinding poverty, alarmingly high pollution in the capital Kathmandu and the sad reality of child labor. Certainly not something the Government included in its official promotions for...

Nepal: Miss America To The Rescue

  11 January 2011

Laura Agustín at The Naked Anthropologist , writes about the efforts of Miss Michigan Katie LaRoche, a participant in the Miss America pageant, to rescue victims of sex trafficking in Nepal. LaRoche has launched her own organization One World.One Future to raise awareness against trafficking and slavery.

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Nepal's Leadership Vacuum: No End in Sight

  4 October 2010

Last Friday (October 1, 2010) the ninth bid in Nepal's parliament to elect a Prime Minister failed. This prolongs the country's political crisis which began with the resignation of Prime Minster Madhav Kumar Nepal on the 30th of June.

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Nepal: Leadership Vacuum Continues

  13 August 2010

More than a month after the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, the Himalayan country Nepal is still without a leader. Four rounds of elections have failed to produce a clear winner, another round is scheduled for August 18th.

Nepal: Financial Fraud

  28 May 2010

Muse Nepal discusses about Nepal's largest financial fraud, where Unity Life International is accused of swindling billions of Nepali rupees through illegal ponzi-scheme.

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Nepal: Maoist Lead Strike Paralyzes The Country

  7 May 2010

Starting from the 1st of May, the Maoists in Nepal launched a nation wide indefinite protest demanding the current government be dissolved and the process of formulating the constitution to be re-launched in the earnest. The protest has been largely peaceful so far but this has paralyzed the country. Nepali bloggers analyze the situation.

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Nepal: Death of a polarizing ‘statesman’

  23 March 2010

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala passed away on Saturday March 21st, after prolonged illness. The legacy of this often controversial and polarizing figure is being discussed by Nepali bloggers.

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US Bloggers On The Case Of Kidnapping Haitian Orphans

  18 February 2010

As Haiti slowly treads on the path to recovery and rebuilding, there is a sense of renewed concern for the countries children - especially the orphans. US bloggers react on the news of the missionaries charged with kidnapping Haitian orphans.

Nepal: Renewed Focus On Indo-Nepal Relations

  26 January 2010

Following two high profile visits from New Delhi-Foreign Minister S.M Krishna and Army Chief Deepak Kapoor, the India Nepal relation is being discussed with renewed vigor in both Indian and Nepali blogs.

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Blogging about Culture and Interracial Marriages

  4 January 2010

A Number of mixed race and religion families are sharing their experiences in the blogosphere. The trial and tribulations of inter racial couples show a mirror to how far we, as a civilization, have come in accepting and respecting differences.

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