Bhumika Ghimire · November, 2008

Latest posts by Bhumika Ghimire from November, 2008

Nepal Jumps Ahead on Gay and Transgender Rights

  18 November 2008

After California voters passed the proposition to ban gay marriage in the state, gay and transgender rights is back on the headlines in America. While the debate rages on there, Nepal – a faraway country, much smaller and often ignored on the world stage is now being looked upon as...

Bhutan Crowns New King: Refugees Barely Remembered

  11 November 2008

On November 6th, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan officially crowned a new King, who was appointed almost two years ago. The fifth Dragon King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is an Oxford-educated 28-year-old and the eldest son of the fourth and previous Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. His coronation...

Debate over Integration of Guerillas with Nepal Army

  4 November 2008

After taking break to celebrate Dashain and Tihar, politicians in Nepal are back at their old game of playing hard-ball politics. Bickering, trading accusations over the question of whether and how to integrate former Maoist guerrillas, popularly known as People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into the country’s national army. The Maoists,...