In this Nepali city, the North Korean dream is alive—and it's thriving

The city of Bhaktapur, ruled for over three decades by Narayan Man Bijukchhe, has long stressed self-reliance over everything, and everyone else.
A picture of Bijukchhe (right) and a painting of Kim Il-sung, the North Korean patriarch, in the Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party's headquarters in Bhaktapur. Angad Dhakal/TKP
Anup Ojha & Tika R Pradhan
Published at : January 17, 2020
Updated at : January 18, 2020 02:12

Anup Ojha

Anup Ojha is a reporter for The Kathmandu Post primarily covering social issues, crime, and human interest stories since 2011. Before moving to the social beat, Ojha covered arts and culture for the Post for four years.

Tika R Pradhan

Tika R Pradhan is a senior political correspondent for the Post, covering politics, parliament, judiciary and social affairs. Pradhan joined the Post in 2016 after working at The Himalayan Times for more than a decade.