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Tom Vater

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Posts tagged Maoists

Kathmandu Reloaded!

I have just published a feature in the Friday supplement of The Rising Nepal, one of the country’s Eng;ish language newspapers. Why? Well, The Rising Nepal helped me start my career in 1997. The paper graciously offered me the use of a typewriter and I hammered out a series of feature stories on Nepali culture […]

War On the Roof Of The World – Nepal’s Struggle for Peace

In 2004, writer Tom Vater and photographer Steve Sandford visited the war stricken kingdom of Nepal and met a Maoist cell high up in the Annapurna’s for four days of talks. Two years on and Nepal’s belligerent king has shut down democracy alltogether and driven communist rebels and pro-democracy advocates into the same corner, while […]

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