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Ujjwal Acharya

A professional journalist, who because of interest in information technology and internet, became one of the pioneer blogger in Nepal. A co-founder/blogger at United We Blog!, and contributor to now-closed Radio Free Nepal. Now runs – <a href=”http://www.nepalivoices.com”>NepaliVoices</a> – a blog about Nepali blogosphere and <a href=”http://www.cricket.com.np”> NepalCricket.com</a> – a sports site. Personal blog is <a href=”http://www.nepalivoices.com/ujjwal”>The Radiant Star</a>

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Nepal: The Mount Everest Buzz

  26 May 2007

Every mountaineering season, Mount Everest attracts hundreds of climbers from all over the world. Sherpas are key to successful ascent, but they do not get due credit.

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Nepal: Bloggers Form Association

  23 April 2007

Twenty-four bloggers from capital Kathmandu gathered on Saturday April 21 to discuss the formation of Bloggers Association of Nepal (BLOGAN) for the promotion and protection of blogs and blogging in the tiny Himalayan country where blogs are yet to be recognized by the population.

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Nepal: Beauties and the Beasts?

  10 April 2007

As in earlier years, Miss Nepal 2007 contest drew protests from women activists and Nepali bloggers were not pleased. Even if Maoists minister in the interim government talked against it, some of them thought the protest was for nothing.

Nepal: Cautious Welcome to Rebels in Government

  3 April 2007

The Maoists of Nepal, who ended 12-year-long armed insurgency to come to the mainstream politics, joined the government on April 1 taking up five ministries under premiership of Girija Prasad Koirala. More than 13,000 people lost their lives due to the insurgency and that was something peaceful poluation of the...

Nepal: Roar against Internet Shutdown

  23 March 2007

The decision of the Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal (ISPAN) to shut down internet services for two hours – one each in morning and evening – didn’t have good effect on bloggers. The shutdown was a part of the protest program announced by the Nepal’s industrialists against the Maoists’...

Nepal: Abdication talks and the provocative CD

  16 March 2007

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala’s suggestion that King Gyanendra and Crown Prince Paras should abdicate created the loudest buzz in Nepal. Amid talks of going into republic after the king assumed the executive powers in Feb 1, 2005 and then lost it due to April 2006 Uprising – a people’s...

Nepal: Madhesi Strike & Interim Government

  10 March 2007

The issue of Madheshi – the people living in the southern plains of Nepal – hasn’t ended. The Madheshi Peoples’ Right Forum, which led the biggest protest in southern Terai demanding the equal opportunity and inclusiveness, have resumed the strikes once again. Parmendra Bhagat of Democracy for Nepal believed the...

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