Author Archives: daulat

CPI 2006 - Nepal Ranks 121st

Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2006 is out, and I guess we Nepalese can be glad that we haven’t done any worse than before. But then, we haven’t...

Open Discussion –Worshipping Kumari

The Supreme Court has suggested the formation of a committee to investigate the practice of Kumari worship in response to a petition that said the tradition violated human rights...

Holy Cow!!

EverestuncensoredNepal is notorious for its slow legal procedure, often taking years to decide even a minor case. But half a year ago, on April 3rd,...

Backlash against Change

EverestuncensoredThere seems to be a sudden trend of backlash against the progressive ideologies put forward by the Maoists, and the popular mandate (a slippery term)...

Play Review - Jeevan Dekhi Jeevan Samma

play 168.jpgI had heard a lot about Sama Gurukul. It is supposed to be an artistic hub of Kathmandu, like City Lights of San...

Janakpur – A City in Flux

EverestUncensoredWhen I returned to Janakpur after five years, I was surprised to see that not much had changed in the city. True, new houses were being...

Lessons from Lebanon

EverestuncensoredThe picture stares out at me from the computer. It is of a child, a dead child. She is being carried by a middle-aged man....

The Plague of the White Sun

EverestUncensoredI tried to crawl towards her. I dug my fingers into the hard frosty soil, and nudged my body an inch further. Then my strength gave...

Anger in the Streets, Once Again

EverestUncensoredA clear example was Sher Bahadur Deuba’s hesitancy to terminate any association of the monarchy with the army by revoking his post of ‘supreme commander-in-chief’. Today,...