Month: March 2010

If This Democracy Thing Doesn’t Work…

As Nepal moves through a two-month deadline to deliver a new constitution, Nepal’s former monarch said that monarchy is not yet over. But is it possible? Former King Gyanendra says that “if the people want,” […]

Death of a Founding Father

I was at the funeral procession and last rites for Girija Prasad Koirala. The five-time prime minister of Nepal died on Saturday at the age of 85 after a decade of influence. He was the […]

UN to Nepal: You Are “Boring,” “Absurd”

The United Nations undersecretary general was generally underwhelmed during his three-day visit to Nepal—he called criticisms of the mission in Nepal (UNMIN) “cheap shots”, “boring” and “absurd.” He had also accused the political parties of […]

Nepal’s Insecurity Complex

Increasing concerns about the security situation in Kathmandu have prompted the Indian embassy to strengthen its own security following reports this week that it has been targeted by the Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba. The embassy […]

Nepali Minister Resigns

Rijwan Ansari maintains he had to resign “on my moral ground. The security condition is deteriorating, and I couldn’t help improve the situation.” But the minister of state home affairs didn’t stop there when he […]