Urbanites of asocial media generation may not know or care anymore that the person who made the emergence of Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist—better known by its acronym UML—possible was a lifelong democrat and one of the Nepali Congress triumvirate of 1980s: Ganeshman Singh.
BHAIRAHAWA. Like other conurbations of the country, settlements along the north-south road connecting the Indian plains with the East-West Highway of Nepal are emerging as centers of consumption rather than production. On a late-March evening, there was a seven-kilometer queue of loaded trucks waiting for their turn to be cleared through the Sunauli-Belahiya customs. Trucks exiting Nepal were invariably empty and moved fast in the opposite direction.