A violent struggle over resource-rich land is pitting billionaires against Maoists.
The first time I visited Tibet, in the fall of 1982, scars of the Maoist years were still plain to see: Buddhist wall paintings in temples and monasteries were scratched out or daubed with revolutionary slogans.
I am not now nor have I ever been either a "deconstructionist" or for that matter a Maoist.
Maoists acted out of frustration.
The Maoists want the government to call off all anti-rebel operations in Orissa and release rebel leaders from jail before they agree to release the remaining hostage.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the Maoist rebels the biggest internal threat to India's security.
The Last Maoist Village in China.
Attacks on civil society activists in India's Maoist conflict," a new Human Rights Watch report released Monday says: "The Maoists frequently accuse activists of being informers and warn them against implementing government programs.
"He was the face of the Maoist party during peace negotiations in 2005 brokered by India that eventually brought the Maoists to mainstream politics in 2006," says Narayan Wagle, chief editor of the Nagarik daily.
But the Maoists and the Nepalese military and political establishment have been unable to agree on a deal to allow the Maoists to govern.
Maoist Rebels in India.
Maoist leader Prachanda signs $3 billion deal to develop Buddha's birthplace with China's Asia Pacific Exchange Cooperation Foundation.
Guru who founded the Art of Living blames government-run schools for breeding Maoists, calls for wholesale privatization.
"Nepal, China and India should come together and form a strategic partnership" through $3 billion tourism initiative, says Maoist leader.
Nabin Pun, a Maoist rebel soldier of the People's Liberation Army, raises the communist flag from a tree above the village of Rukumkot, Nepal, February 2005.