Deepak Adhikari

Deepak Adhikari is a journalist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has extensively written on Nepal’s political transition, evolution of the Maoists and human rights issues surrounding the Maoist insurgency. His work has appeared in regional and international publications including Time magazine, Outside magazine, The Caravan, Himal Southasian.

Nepal a religious refuge for many Pakistani Ahmadis

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a voice in Urdu echoes through a desolate neighborhood of a valley on the outskirts of Kathmandu. We are climbing a four-story building tucked away against green paddy fields. The voice grows louder. At the cramped, top floor apartment, amid a tattered carpet and mattresses, a desktop computer sits beside a rickety table fan. It is playing a grainy video for perhaps the umpteenth time. The video shows a heated debate between an analyst and …