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Archive for December, 2009

 

Tarai metropolis

Population growth and migration are soon going to make the Tarai one long metropolitan strip stretching from Kakarbhitta to Banbasa. Already, traversing the East-West Highway is like driving along an endless city. Tarai towns have spread their urban tentacles along the highway. It is difficult to tell where one town ends and another begins. The roads […]


Look east

While the rest of the country is a political cesspool, Ilam shows visitors that the Nepali word ‘eelum’ must stem from the inherent industriousness of its inhabitants. Bhupi Sherchan noted this long ago when he visited the district, hence the famous verse: Nepal bhari ali ali Ilam chharna man lagyo…I want to sprinkle a little […]


Life is smiling

At 73, Ambar Gurung is frail. He needs help to walk. But there is a twinkle in his eyes, his heart still beats with the same deep love for the Nepali nation that stirred us all once with the song, ‘Naulakha tara’ and most recently with the country’s new national anthem. Here in Nepalganj this […]


Climate ironies

NTV’s live broadcast of the cabinet meeting at Kala Patthar on Friday left a lot of us viewers in tenterhooks. Boy, were we relieved it was all over without some ministers passing out live on camera. Deputy Prime Minister Sujata Koirala looked a little blue in the face at one point but perked up after […]



 

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