Robin Lustig of the BBC’s The World Tonight, one of my favourite BBC broadcasters, seems to be in Nepal thesedays. Last night I heard his report from Nepal, on The World Tonight, about his meeting with a maoist commander in Janakpur area. And early this morning, I found his news piece on BBC online –...

Fund for Peace (FfP), a Washington, D.C. based organisation has recently released its ranking of “failed states” – called the Failed State Index 2006. Nepal is listed at number 20, in fourth place among the South Asian countries, after Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. In its preamble it states: We encourage others to utilize the Failed...

I sometimes wonder if the US really has any interest in what goes on in Nepal. Every time something happens, however useless, US officials never seem to miss a chance of stating their position and offer advice on how Nepal, Nepali people, political parties, their leaders, and the king should act to the resolve the...

After reading Niranjan’s blog entry on the new theme, which he has been using for a few days now at nirlog.com, I also decided to give WP-Andreas09 a try, the result of which you can see now. This is indeed a very nice and flexible theme, especially with its built in Widgets support. Although the...