War in Nepal
August 18, 2004 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Nepal: A traumatised nation. 'Besides the physical cost of the conflict, many Nepalis are suffering hidden psychological trauma.' Looking at the war in Nepal. This as Maoists blockade Kathmandu.
posted by plep (4 comments total)
Thanks for the post, plep! I didn't know about the blockade of Kathmandu.

Obviously it is not as important to, say, CNN as stories like "Goodfellas cast reunites for dinner".

(To be fair to CNN, if you go to the "World" page on CNN.com, there is a link to a story about the Kathmandu blockade at the bottom of the "Asia" section.)

I have been fascinated by Nepal for a long time, and read everything I could get my hands on about the royal massacre.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:05 AM on August 18, 2004

Sidhedevil, you may be interested in plep's own travelblog from his trip to Nepal. It can be found here, with a wealth of pleply good info.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:57 AM on August 18, 2004

Thanks, Plep.
posted by hackly_fracture at 12:10 PM on August 18, 2004

Wow. A couple years ago, when bumming around Europe, I was toying pretty seriously with the idea of wandering through Nepal for a few weeks. While doing the planning,t here were murmurs of these Maoist Rebels making the odd strike and raid off in the hills, but it didn't sound all that serious. I guess with the government likely still reeling from the last number of years in upheaval, those crazy Maoists have gained some significant footholds...

(I'll check out plep's journal later; thanks!)
posted by kaibutsu at 4:17 PM on August 18, 2004

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