How Many Maoists Does It Take To…

Here’s some photos from yesterday (Nepal 17 March 2009), where Maoist protesters - or whatever they were - pretty much closed down all central parts of Kathmandu. Officially, a protest program against the president who they say have made a “constitutional coup”. Well, whatever their official explanation are, why trust them anymore? The last couple [...]

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Tibetan Martyr’s Day 2009

I just have 5 minutes of computer-time left for now, so I’ll just post a quick edit of some photos I took yesterday, when local Tibetan exiles observed their Martyr Day. Commemorating the 11th anniversary of some monk who died, setting himself on fire down in New Delhi.
About 200 people or so, held a candle [...]

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Nepal Political Crisis Worsens

Things have been happening fast here in Nepal the last two days. (Never thought I would be saying that!) A few hours after I wrote the previous blog post here (Nepal’s Maoists: Helpless in Power), things really started happening. I’ll not go into great detail since the big news media have it all covered, but [...]

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Brit tries to scale wall of Chinese Consulate in Kathmandu

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Chinese Massacre of Tibetans in Lhasa in 1959, protests were today held throughout the world. Here in Kathmandu, it was a relative low-key affair, not nearly as violent as last year. One notable new tactic was used by a British activist who tried to scale the [...]

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