Maoist rebels in Jhyaltung Danda, Nepal. Photo by Anuj Chopra
By ANUJ CHOPRA
We're on our way to a remote hamlet in western Nepal, Jhyaltung Danda in the Nawalparasi district, to spend time at a Maoist camp run by the country's rebels, if they let us. Emerging from the shadow of a long clandestine existence,
As our destination nears, the countryside is increasingly beautiful: old wooden houses rise above vast tracts of maize in mid bloom; little children waive at us as we pass by.
In the distance, I see a red flag flying from the top of a watchtower. As we pull up, a gun barrel darts out from a foxhole padded by sand bags.
We have arrived at the headquarters of the 4th division of the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA), a rag-tag army of
Today, we are in luck...