Nepal is a country still coping with division from a decade long civil war, a century of poverty, and recent floods and – maybe you’ve heard – a decent sized earthquake. The country, after almost a decade of pontificating, corruption, and incompetence, was finally able to write a new constitution. The Madhesis, an ethnic group along the Indian border, felt that they were under-represented in the Nepali Parliament, and India seemed to agree (a good portion of Madhesis are recently immigrated from India). Rather than congratulate their “friend” Nepal and accept its admittedly imperfect constitution (and recognize that future amendments are always possible) India has decided to cut off all petrol deliveries to the landlocked Nepal. So, for the last 5 days, the entire country has been without any fuel. Humanitarian aid to earthquake victims has surely been effected, and an already weak economy has been crippled by Nepal’s big bully brother. Modern imperialism.