Any chance you have come across any good books on the recent conflict? I read Michael Hutt's "Himalayan Peoples' War." It is a collection of scholarly articles that vary between fascinating and overly-technical. I thought you might have encountered someone in your time there who might have read something useful.
Thanks for the report. Nepal has largely been out of the media after the fighting, but I imagine the situation is still grim.
Propane and petrol are of course imported from India via the Nepali oil company. If they have not paid their recent bills, India can cut off supply.
Load shedding: Electricity is mainly generated from hydro-electric. In this season (winter) the rivers are lower and the generated amount is less that usual. Additionally, demand has increased rapidly over the past years outstripping supply. A new hydro plant is being constructed but will be a few years before it comes online.
Not sure what you were looking for in Nepal. I was hear at the same time as you and had a good time. I guess it depends on mood and attitude at the time. Did you find anything nice / good / new in Nepal or was it all bad?
By the way, the last time I heard someone saying that a type of people "didn't understand a line" was a racist redneck in South Africa.
Well man why do you think that the new boss is worsee....Well what 75%+ Nepalese think that The New PM is better than any other.. THe Bosses previously on Nepal were many corrupt well.. at lease Maoist are not corrupt they have shown us that are better than any other.....We all we die with smile but we will not tolerate any other country forces here..Its better to die than to be coward.....