Here's a round-up from news (obits?) on Nepal's transition from a kingdom to a republic. This is a significant achievement for a country marred by a decade long Maoist insurrection that claimed lives of 14 thousand Nepalis.
But, what next after the end of monarchy? The question is very pertinent and the Maoists, who became the largest party by the virtue of republican agenda, fear mongering and violence--should shoulder the Herculean task of making Nepal a peaceful and prosperous nation.
Forbes says that economy should be Nepal's upcoming agenda.
Globe and Mail: Trading a Monarch for a Maoist.
LA Times reports: King Gyanendra out.
BBC: Have Your Say.
Ameet Dhakal's take on rise and fall of the Shahs.
Picture story at Le Monde.