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  • 20 February 2009

Just saw a news on the list of “endangered languages” published by UNESCO, and thought of checking how many in Nepal are on the list. I’m not into language research or anything, but as somebody who’s always interested in learning new languages, I find it sad that many of the world’s minority languages are in...

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  • 29 May 2008

I think it should have come about 7 years earlier – but better late than never. Headlines everywhere are that the Himalayan nation has voted to become the newest republic ending 240 years of monarchy. But I particularly liked the following headline on the BBC WorldService Radio at 03:00 GMT - Nepalese decide to get...

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  • 13 April 2008

Another day and I’m back in front of my computer screen hitting refresh button every so often for all the election results pages that are open on my browser. Here is my list of websites from where I am getting the latest updates (ordered by the frequency of updates): kantipuronline.com election results page: very frequent...

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  • 11 April 2008

So the Constituent Assembly election in Nepal was largely free and fair, and with very few incidences, which certainly answered many of the sceptics – and that includes myself, I must add. Not that I was thinking the election will not happen, I just was not sure it would happen in a manner that was...

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  • 16 February 2008

16 Feb 10:20:59 me: hey, how is it going? working on a saturday? 16 Feb 10:21:55 him: all fine here..except lack of water, electricity, petroleum products, etc. I thought what an optimist this friend of mine is! Then came the crucial point - 16 Feb 10:32:49 him: it’s really hard in nepal now…if u r...