Saturday, October 10, 2015

'Blockade Politics in Nepal'

Another interesting piece by Thomas Bell (Blockade Politics in Nepal, Al Jazeera, 09 OCT 15), although I'm not sure that any country deserves (or wants to claim) much credit for a torturous “10-year peace process” resulting in an unsatisfactory constitution.

Most diplomats and politicians in Nepal play a self-serving game of realpolitik as salt is pouring into the heavy wounds of the year--shamefully as Dashain (Nepal's most important festival) approaches.

“Like the snowy Himalaya
The virtuous shine from afar.
And the wicked move unseen
Even When Near
Like arrows in the night.”
– from the Dhammapada (Pakinnakavagga) of Sakyamuni Buddha born in Lumbini, Rupandehi District, Nepal

Photo by Alonzo Lyons

#Nepal, #ThomasBell, #Dhammapada

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