BASIL EDWARD TEO
Nearly seven months after elections, most Nepalis have stopped following the games being played inside the Constituent Assembly, and are getting ready to follow the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Television showrooms in Kathmandu were doing brisk business (in Kumaripati on Thursday, above) as people upgraded to larger flatscreens just hours before the first game at 1:45 AM Friday.
The two-week parliament disruption by the opposition Maoists was finally resolved, and behind closed doors there seems to be gradual convergence on the vexing issue of federalism. Next on agenda: the budget.