Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gem stones in Nepal

I have researched academic journals, as well as consulted maps published by Nepal's geological society in order to piece together this information accurately.

Interview with Gem Dealer

For this piece, I interviewed Nepal's most prolific rough gemstone wholesaler. His name is Hari Prasad Timsina, and he is the godfather of Nepal's admitedly small gemstone industry.

Maoist Rally

The story and video above took place the same day as a country wide-strike on public transportation. The images here were taken at a Maoist rally at which there were aproximately 15,000 supporters listening to the Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, speak.

Political party dispersion on a left/right reference frame

This is my best placement of the largest parties in Nepal on a left/right spectrum as of April 15, 2009.

Okharpauwa Aquamarine Mine

I traveled outside the Kathmandu Valley to the north with a friend named Akrur in early February, 2009. This set of images with text describe that day.

Politics in Nepal

This is the background information about the politics of Nepal and an introduction to several of the key parties.