Best of Blog – Beta Test II

This is my effort to summarize what Nepali bloggers are writing everyday.

US-based Paramendra Bhagat is bewildered by GP Koirala’s request to postpone the elections.

What did Girija Koirala mean by that? I am bewildered. It can be understood to have been a peace and reconciliation overture, soudly rebuffed by a government minister. It is unrealistic to think this regime is interested in any such thing.

Bhagat also hints about two popular Nepali blogs, Mero Sansar and BloggerNepal, turning into self-supporting business.

Newly appointed Attorney General Laxmi Bahadur Nirala promised to obey constitution and law. But Kiran Chapagain at United We Blog! co-relates his appointment and other ongoing ‘game’ such as appointment of new justices in the judicial body and says the government want to turn the Supreme Court into the Royal Court.

Chij quotes a letter by a Nepali returning home from Saudi Arbia retelling the story of the hard times of Nepalis there. He also has a reader’s feedback to his appeal to do something for Nepali women. There is also an UWB blog telling about students protest on security shooting including photos .

My personal favorite of the day comes from Umesh Shrestha of Merosansar. In his entry, he points out the Martyr’s Forum (Khula Manch) at Ratnapark turning into a road. This is indeed sad to see the place used for many public meetings used as paid parking space.

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Best of Blogs – Beta Test I

A Royal Nepalese Army committee has submitted its report on the Nagarkot Massarce which left 13 civilians dead.

The incident of guests being forced out from Hotel Yak & Yeti surprisingly caught attention of Deelip only. He questions: How can tourism develop?

Appointment of new Attorney General has drawn attention from bloggers with LegalNews and HK Nepal having an brief entry.

NepalInfo says the warring Maoists are preparing to celebrate the 10th anniversary and warns it could be violent. Shankar Pokherel opines its last chance for the King.

United We Blog! serves exclusive pictures from Nepalgunj where Nepal Communist Party (United Marxist Lenninist) held a rally while also boosting that one of its founder D Wagle’s interview being available as podcast at ClandestineRadio.com

Chij from Saudi Arabia writes about plight of Nepali girls in the country. He writes instead of offering a helping hands, Nepalis abroad are involved in misleading the girls.

HK Nepal also has an human-interest entry. It is about a rape of eight-year old. The villagers fined the rapists Rs. 5000 and the father of the raped girl Rs. 150 for allowing the girl freedom!?

This is beta-testing of the Best of Blogs – a collection of interesting stories from various Nepali bloggers.

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New Buddha!?

From 40m away, he is an almost-deity like figure and that’s the least distance from where the normal people can watch Ram Bahadur Bomjam, the ‘new Buddha’, who is meditating under the pipal tree for last 6 months and 23 days – that is more than 200 days without food and water, if you believe there can be miracles. ‘Its impossible’ is the first reaction from anybody. Then there are suspicions – he eats at night or there is something being hidden.

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