NEPAL: Sr13 Wins Again

Considering the way the Rana family of Nepal came to power 104 years ago, it was scarcely surprising last week to find that the Ranas had won another match against Nepal's royal family. Watching their beaten King fly away in an Indian government airplane, the good people of Kathmandu could shake their turbaned heads and murmur the Nepalese equivalent for: "They never come back."

The Ranas won the championship of Nepal in a gory elimination tournament in 1846. The reigning monarch at that time was Rajendra Bikram Sahi, a blue-blooded Rajput (Hindu...

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