Madhubani art, a part of their daily lives

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

“It is actually Mithila painting, though popularly known as Madhubani,” says Ambika Devi, national award-winning Madhubani painting artist. She was speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of a three-day Madhubani painting workshop organised by the Nehru …

Someone Finally Did It With A 555

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

[Jarunzel] needed a device that would automatically click the left button on a mouse at a pre-set interval. For regular Hackaday readers, this is an easy challenge. You could do it with an ATtiny85 using the VUSB library, a few resistors and diodes, and a …

Madhesi protests from October 2015 to February 2016 had resulted in the closure of key trading points with India, triggering shortage of essential supplies in the land-locked country. The blockade of trade points with India ended in February after more …

Madhesi protests from October 2015 to February 2016 had resulted in the closure of key trading points with India, triggering shortage of essential supplies in the land-locked country. The blockade of trade points with India ended in February after more …

Nepalese PM Deuba arrives on four-day India visit

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Madhesi protests from October 2015 to February 2016 had resulted in the closure of key trading points with India, triggering shortage of essential supplies in the land-locked country. The blockade of trade points with India ended in February after more …

KATHMANDU: The 25th general convention of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has elected a 47-member new working committee under the leadership of Govinda Acharya. Acharya clinched victory with 732 votes against 627 votes secured by his close …

UML blamed for failure to pass amendment bill

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

The long-awaited constitution amendment bill, brought to address the demands of agitating Madhesi forces, failed to garner two-third majority in the Parliament yesterday. A meeting of the party’s central headquarters held today at Chairman Pushpa Kamal …

Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Narendra Modi’s government in Delhi supported the Madhesi protesters by imposing an unofficial blockade of vital imports for nearly five months in 2015-16, crippling Kathmandu and the rest of the country, which was (and is) still recovering from the …

Laxmi Pun (woman), Udaya GM (Janajati), Shital Prasad Mahato (Madhesi), Rem Bahadur Bishwakarma (Dalit) have been elected as secretaries under the inclusive quota. While Rajesh Verma has been elected as treasurer, Prakash Thapa has been elected secretary …

It will continue to remain contentious. There are reasons these boundaries cannot be resolved to the liking of the Madhesi parties. And it goes beyond the usual argument of “reluctance of the hill elite” to concede equal rights to Madhesis. Nepal’s …

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About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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