Ben Peterson, of Melbourne, Australia, is currently traveling in Nepal. He is writing reports of what he finds and learns about the revolutionary movement and the people of Nepal on his blog, Lal Salam – Revolution in the Himalayas. We will be posting his reports in installments, as they come. Posting them on Kasama does not mean we endorse his analysis.
by Ben Peterson
[March 6, 2009] And here I am. After too long speculating from the sidelines (and sidelines 10,000 km away) I have finally arrived in the land of Mountains and Maoists. On Tuesday Night at about 10 pm I landed in Kathmandu to see with my own eyes the processes unfolding here.
This is less of an in depth analysis and more of a account of my personal experiences so far, which have been really intense.
I was met at the airport by a political comrade of mine, Narendra Jung Peter. He has been an amazing help so far, and amongst many other things has helped arrange a room to stay, a SIM card and introductions to already a mind-boggling amount of people.