Coming back to the old blogging days…


Coming back to the good golden days of blogging is just like feeling the soft touch of morning zephyr right on your face. It feels good to do something which you have been doing for fun. Reading and writing has been my passion for years since my early days of school and it still is. Now, from today onward, I have thought to give this passion of writing a continuation – which sometimes becomes quite tedious – but, anyway, hope the days ahead would be quite interesting and exciting to share my thoughts on issues pertaining to social and sporadically personal.

Cheers ! With love !

– ‘jesh

Let us make this festival even bigger and better this time…. Are you in?




Dashain (in Nepali) or Dushera (in Hindi) is a 15-days-long national festival of Nepal and is mostly celebrated by Hindus all over the globe during the month of September – October, every year. It is one of the most auspicious festivals of Hindu and is being celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigor. During the festival all educational institutes as well as commercial sectors remain closed to mark the festival. And, this is the only festival when people from all over Nepal (who have stretched in the process of job) travel back to their home to reunite with their family members to celebrate it. But, there are still over hundreds and thousands of Nepalese who live in an abject poverty who don’t have this privilege to get reunited with their family members – those are the people whose 24-hours of time often falls short to earn enough to make their festival happier too.   

This festival is mostly infamous because of the average expenditure people make during this festival. If you take an example of a small town “Malangwa, District: Sarlahi, Zone: Janakpur”, bordering India with Sonbarsa, you will find that just this Dashain the total sales raised to more than 50 million Rupees, while its population is just over 25,102 as shown by the Nepal census 2011. When the average salary of Nepalese is below NRS 8000, spending over NRS 2000 is bit more.

We earn to save whole year but when it comes to Dashain we spend lavishly. But, unfortunately, this is not common in our country as the average monthly salary and the monthly wage of most of the people is way too lower than handful of people. This video is about those people who are struggling and for them this grand festival doesn’t bring any form of joy in their life.

A better way of making this festival even more festive and bigger. I am in; are you in with us in this Nobel cause?

The festival “Dashain” is celebrated in an extravagantly lavish way which costs millions of dollars. However big it is, but most of the Nepal’s younger generation think that this is not going anywhere and it is not helping Nepal’s economy and most of all, it is not helping the millions of people who lives in an abject poverty. Have you ever thought of making this festival even bigger and better? If so, this might be an eloquent way of doing so….

This is our initiative and who knows this might be a legacy to the Nepal’s younger generation. We all can make a change and it begins from us – YOU BE THE CHANGE ! WILL YOU?

Lamentation of a pensioner


The words appearing here are the “Lamentation of a Pensioner”.

Happened to talk to an intellectual personality who has got 50 years of work experience and who has clearly understood Nepal and its functionality to its root. She started the talk saying, “I graduated in 1964 when you were not even born (She chuckled), and since then I have worked in various places. I have seen Nepal going through her high and low, and now see what we are really going through. I am sure, I will not see light (She meant electricity) in my lifetime, but hopefully, you guys will got to witness that.” She then continued with her another question fired at me with a little more frustration mixed with the her humorous side, “Why do they have to provide us with electricity when we have natural light for 12 to 13 hours? What’s the point in supplying with electricity during the time when you already have daylight?

During my talk with her, it was clearly evident that she loved Nepal as much as we all do. We all love Nepal. But, then, there are just few countable one those who have completely marred the image of Nepal and they have to be kicked out of their position because that is what dragging us down.

She continued, “The people of our country was the one who was once considered as the most trustable people and we had a great pride in British Army Force. British use to trust more on Nepalese soldiers even over their own soldiers. Even in Indian Army our people are in significant number and they were the one in the front line of defense during India’s 1999 Kargil War. Where has that pride gone?” Till when are we going to be vainglorious and keep on flaunting our hollow words which nobody is buying now.

She even said, “Even when India is grappling with its fake currency, we are still standing pure and unperturbed in that context though we have got open border.” So true!

She then added, “If you ask me, what have you earned during your entire life time, I would say, I have earned my children. I have made them capable of earning money without being corrupt. People those who have already tasted the corruption money, they will never try to work on their own will and they will keep on following the same path — It’s just like a man-eating Tiger — once they taste the blood of human being, they will stop hunting the wild animals.”

So true!

Nepal votes



While the election fever has blanketed the entire milieu on the either side of the Nepal-India boarder, the people on the either side are lined up to vote for their candidate of their choice as their wait for their turn patiently. Yesterday and today, the entire valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) look deserted with only few vehicles plying on the road. And, it is for sure that this election fever has not left anyone untouched.

For India, it might not be a kind of significant historical event, but for Nepal, it surely is. The reason why it meant a lot for we Nepalese is because it holds the rights of all Nepalese and is going to represent their demands in the coming constitution assembly for the new constitution of Nepal.  

Though it is one of the most historical event in Nepal’s history, the saddest part is that we are so divided because of our cast, color, creed and origin. We were never so divided as we are today! I am not a royalist but the harsh truth is that we started fighting among ourself only after the Nepal’s royal palace carnage – the dreadful night which swept away the entire the then governing royal family of Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. We let it go and this is why we are reeling into this unceasing hula-hoop of life. We are being manipulated and that is  for what the royal carnage took place.

I think we are being played by these politicians. They first wiped out the entire royal family, they divided us in the name of region, cast, creeds and origin, and now the are coaxing us to vote for them. This is nothing more than a sheer game of politics to grab the power and money. There is no other way in Nepal to become rich overnight other than turning into and getting associated with some political parties.

While I have been to my home this festival vacation, I saw these political parties preparing for this election. And, the saddest part of this election I got to see was that most of their cadres were the young guys of not over 16 years of age. They didn’t seem to have even crossed their teen age and they were clearly not legally authorized to be associated to any political parties. But, the cache here is that, these young generations who have little knowledge about the politics and those who are battered by the poverty is being manipulated by these politicians. It is easy to manipulate somebody who is hungry rather than who well off.

While I am writing this blog, news are coming up from all national and international news agencies saying that Maoists faction has boycotted the election and has set fire to the ballots. Isn’t that manipulating people who are being fair by voting somebody who they think will salvage we Nepalese from our ever ceasing miseries? So far I have not yet been involved in any of the election and I have not yet casted my vote for anyone. The reason is simple – I believe in playing fair and fighting fair. I am not going to fight an unfair game and getting stabbed on back while I am being fair. I don’t want to be manipulated by some goons who don’t even have the basic knowledge of politics. In my approximately 29-years of age, I have seen some mafias becoming the politicians and delivering their talks on the cross-roads and stadiums.

How can it even be justifiable that they are going to represent us? Those who were involved in kidnapping, extortion and rape cases suddenly become saint-and-savior and talks about our favor, our rights and our future. They are going to determine our fate! Those who were once the reason of our miseries have become our salvagers. I think, we Nepalese don’t need to get salvaged by anyone. We have done it alone and we can do it alone. We just ask for one simple thing – please leave us alone! We don’t need this election, we don’t need you – just stop becoming source of our miseries.

But, whatever it is, people are going to vote for good this time as not all of them thinks the way I am. I might be cynical in someway  and the way I think, but if you really muse on it for quite some time you will find the truth hidden behind my words. And, I hope this all go well.

Though there have been some skirmish in few places between CPN-Maoists led 33-political parties who are against this election and the security forces which has been deployed for maintaining security for the election duration, the election seems going fairly well. And, even though I am not voting this time, I would wish all Nepalese for good. I urge them to do what you think is right and vote for those who you think is our true salvager. Forget about your heart for a while and think with an impartial mind, think of your nation, think of your future and your child’s future. Vote for those who will bring the same blissful morning we have lost years ago. 

Vote for your sole and just do something right – once and for all! The future is in your own hand, don’t lose it.

God bless Nepal!

 

Who are you going to vote this time?




It has been almost a decade we all Nepalese have been waiting for this most awaited moment since the ouster of monarchy system in Nepal. One of the most awaited constitution in Nepal’s history which promises to preserve the rights of the people in or out of minority section of Nepal. And, additionally, ensure the rights of those unprivileged who have been battered by the erstwhile monarchy system somehow. 

With the advent of constitution assembly (CA) poll of Nepal and the date which has been set for November 19, 2013, the politicians are bracing up for the most historic day in the history. Alongside, Nepal government is also doing its homework and seems quite busy making arrangements for the poll – from security to printing ballots for the election. This is the second time Nepal government has deployed army personals for maintaining security during the election period. For which, approximately 4000 army men are being deployed from East to West of Nepal, while attention has been more focused in some vulnerable areas of polling sites which accounts for 12 sites from East to West of Nepal.

The CA poll is thought to have approximately 11,000 candidates vying for 335 seats. But, the sad thing is that most of the Nepalese are still not prepared for this time, as it seems like the preparation has been made in haste taking into account of unceasing protraction of the polling date since Maoists came into peace process and Nepal was declared the secular state from Hindu state.

It appears as if this polling date has been preplanned taking into account of the festive season so that the local candidate leaders can campaign for their election and might have influence on the local people while they are at home.  And, most of all, those promises are some lofty promises which is unattainable with the current country’s economic status, the hard nut policies of Nepal government in different sectors which hinders the smooth developmental transition and this has galvanized sense of apprehension in denizens from East to West.

The most hilarious of all is the chameleon and changeling nature of these politicians. It is really difficult for us to believe these guys who were once busy in kidnapping, killing and hooliganism is now bowing their heads as if they are the most humble person alive on this earth. They are busy going to everybody’s doorstep and offering their greetings by literally falling in the feet of the elders in their area from which they are vying for this election. What a shame! 

The real big question is, how can you trust somebody who were once responsible for kidnapping your loved ones is now all of a sudden falling at your feet. And, even that for a “mere vote”?! Doesn’t it look disgusting? The only thing to learn from whatever going in our society is that – WE CAN’T REALLY TRUST, but few exceptions those who are really determined to do something for this country through this constitution assembly election.

It is not good to pick one from these bunch of morons (politicians) and make a target examples. But, I confidently can say with full conviction that most of these morons come from  background with zero education. Some of them are completely illiterate. How are you supposed to talk, facilitate and give you opinion for the sensitive issues like constitution while you are yourself completely devoid of these black letters?  And, how are we citizens supposed to assimilate their opinion in the form of constitution?

There are innumerable questions to be answered by the state to its people about their right, such as: 1) Who these unknown faces are who are completely illiterate and boasts about representing our rights? 2) Can we believe and put our future on their shoulders and leave it up to them to determine our fate? 3) How can somebody who use to be a barber is going to be a constitution assembly member and talking about our fate to be determined in the history of Nepal? 4) Is this the face of new Nepal we have been waiting for? 5) Is it even possible to make 300,000 job opportunities every year for the Nepalese in Nepal? No body is magician here who can make overwhelming jobs posts available overnight. We have seen it all our life – this is simply not attainable. 

Folks its time to muse on this matter serious before it is too late and you see your rights slipping off your hands and being confiscated against your will! The hard truth is that we are more divided than we ever were. Every party is representing their community – What an insular vision is that?! How can somebody who is so divided in his/her community itself will ever going to have a future insight in the long run?

The fact is, all over the world, “action speaks louder than words”, but in Nepal, “Weapon speaks louder than anything”! – AND THIS IS HOW THEY ARE GOING TO WRITE THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW NEPAL AND NOT BY THE INCLUSION OF THE GENERAL PEOPLE’S OPINION!

So, who are you going to vote this time????


Being social or being narcissist?



It is said that “Sharing is caring”. But, then, it is not applicable to anything and everything. Of course, “sharing is caring”, but the very sense is more applicable to things which have got positive impact on people other than you and not just you. This implies to the fact that when you share something from which somebody is going to get some benefit or have some positive impact in their life, it is good or else it is good for nothing. And, social networking is one such platform where it is being believed that often sharing things have got negative on somebody’s else life.

Since the advent of social networking sites, most of us have been addicted to sharing things (relevant or irrelevant to others in Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and so on), in text form. Even for me, I got my first “Hi5” account in 2004 and it got all messed up because of security breach and I was not the only victim, but most of our friends were victimized. Finally, I decided to completely sign off from “hi5” and decided to create another one in one of the then emerging most auspicious social networking sites – “Facebook.

When I created that account, I was not sure why I was creating it, and then what was I going to do with it. I was, basically, addicted to internet, webpages and things connected to it. But, then, slowly after using it, I started realizing  that this is something which is surely going to change the world in the communication field. Since the advent of the social networking sites, people were less confined to using emails and emails seemed starting fading with time and it slowly started becoming quite apparent that it is only useful for sending and sharing documents more than communicating and messaging.

With more emerging cool features, people started getting used to Facebook and Twitter comparatively more than any other communicating medium. Texting were supposed to be more convenient and more preferred method of communication than email and phone calls. Now, it’s the time when Facebook has completely took to the stage and has grabbed most part of this communication world after it has launched its document sharing platform in its personal messaging feature.

But, then, there was a problem. More and more studies and researches started showing that people started becoming more narcissist and more egocentric based on what people share on their profile. Studies started showing that we are losing our real social life while we are more indulged in the virtual social life. It has completely engrossed our life as a whole and we are distancing ourself from our family and those we use to care once. The world seemed moving away from its normal course of life. 

It might be true to some point that we are becoming more egocentric and more narcissist as we are being driven away from the normal social life. But, what I feel is that it might just be a part of the whole story. If we think of sharing things on social networking sites in a positive manner, we will find that we have become more and more social and we have started even caring more about our near and dear ones than previously thought otherwise. We share our moments, our state of mind, local news and weather report in real-time. We are more connected now than we use to be.

I met my school friends on Facebook after years of gap – those who were completely out of touch. These social networking sites have made it possible I make time to meet them which otherwise would not have been possible. It has helped me to get more organized and now I can manage time to meet them all in person just because of these social networking sites. If we think about communication in a positive manner, I would say that it is easier to initiate conversation with people you don’t know on social networking sites and through internet rather than talking in person for the first time (which is often less comfortable). Talking on internet, gives us less chance to be judgmental about somebody we are completely unfamiliar with because of their body language. Now, don’t tell me that you don’t do because that will again impart tint of narcissism – we all do at some point of time – this is a human nature, and I guess there is nothing wrong about it!

I would say that internet, social networking sites are giving us a platform to open up ourself though various ways – either through sharing your thoughts, about things happening your life or else through the various kinds of news. Now, it’s only to those who take it either positive or negative. Everything we say, it always has both positive as well as negative connotation on it. Now, its all up to us how we take it. People those who share good news about their life (for example, if s/he gets scholarship, or got graduated, got fellowship, got into a beautiful relationship, got married, won a lottery) might not be thinking of making somebody else jealous of their life. Because, it is a common sense that whatever you do with your life and however is your life, sooner or later it is going to come out with its real face and there is nothing to boast about. Even if you follow the rules of “dos and don’ts” of social networking sites, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will end up a very magnificent portfolio in social networking site.

The the only tangible thing to think about is that, “People these days are not sad  as much as of their own downturn or sadness as they are of because of somebody’s else happiness”.  Therefore, it doesn’t matter what you share on the social networking site. It’s up to those who take it either positive or negative. I believe, therefore, that internet has always good impact rather than negative impact on personal behavior. It is all up to us to how we take it – either, we let ourself being taken over by it and get molded by it or else we take on it. 

Happy browsing! Long Live The Internet!

Stop Warmongering


Right now I am listening to music with my headphone on and preparing for my lecture class. Though we have load shedding and it is quite frequent, I am still happy to be in my home. At least I don’t have to fear anyone, I don’t have to think of impending danger which is going to decide whether or not I will be alive or dead or being dragged in some street tomorrow morning. I don’t have to wonder when there will be barge of bombing, automatic rifles and machine guns blowing my head, I don’t have to worry and keep my eyes fixed on the sky above me for the impending vulture-winged big machines which I have never ever seen in my life before. And, what a surprise!, I got to see it not in a museum, but in the real-time while it is pointing its nozzles towards me to blow me along with my family.

You know what is the biggest fear in life? It’s not about you losing your job, your friend or your most valuable things in your life but it’s about losing your loved one and more fearful is it when you are sure that you are preparing to fight for your life while somebody is approaching to your position to take your life away from you!

I have always abhorred politics and now this dirty politics has again started to show off its nasty might – or may be its most dreaded might. Striking Syria is nothing more than a mere politics! Mr. Assad is sitting on the chair his ass glued. He don’t want to leave it because he might be thinking that he has sacrificed a lot in his life to get to that position and he will better die and leave other die while sticking to his ego and ideology than to just leave the chair just like that.

Honestly, US is trying to get into the war because she thinks she has got moral obligations to do so even though the world is against it – though it is illegal to bomb Syria. It is quite justifiable to some extent. But, don’t you think that mistakes has already been done and it can’t be undone with whatever means whatsoever. You can’t bring back someone who is already dead why not better save those who are still in the wombs of mothers, those who have just started to gain their cognitive ability to know the world as it is, save those who future is uncertain.

It is already too much in Syria! Don’t you guys have quenched your thirst of blood after all these years (above 2 years) of war? Why do you want to drink more blood of innocent children who have no fuckin’ idea about what’s going on around them? If you can’t give life to someone, you have no right to take somebody’s life – and even that of kids? God! You might be insane. Gone out of your mind!

You are all set to take more lives while you have your kids in your house safe-and-sound. Have you ever thought of your own kids before setting for war, before packing your bags to leave for yet another war which will be another history. Dear United States of America, you have already got your hands covered in blood, your image completely soiled by what you do in name of liberating the world. Please stop it! Now, it’s up to your discretion to decide what is right. You have always been known for doing what is right, being right. So, why now you have all set to add one more war to your disgraced history.

I might not have much idea on why you are going into war, why are you all set to bomb more innocent lives. You might be so true to your points of whatever it might be. But,I know one thing for sure that you are definitely going to take more innocent lives doesn’t matter how much protective measures you take.

During second world war, Germans use to believe, “Optimist learn English, pessimist learns Russian language”. Why don’t you want to set one more example by being the same liberator you use to be?

I would better suggest and request all the concerned authorities in US to look at your family and think that others have same family too. They too love their family just like you love yours.

Please take some other alternative measures and put all this to end.

God bless this world! Stop war!

Our same old disgraced system


I know it is easy to complain and grouse on issue(s) than doing something about it to fix it. And, I am not an exception – I would better say, I am not the Samaritan who is here to salvage people and bringing change overnight alone. There might be some people, however, who might be interested in grousing and complaining about the our disgraced system and doing so they might be enjoying. But, I am sure that no people enjoy soiling their own image, their country’s image or their family image by themselves. The fact is, it’s not about whether or not you like taking up issues and saying something vehemently about it or mostly against it to soil its image, but it’s about our temerity to speak up about something which is not right. It’s about bringing up the issue which mostly people are apprehensive speaking rightly about it.

Just like it is said that you would never enjoy or have that feeling of happiness if you haven’t experienced sadness or hardship, likewise, it is not possible to figure out what is wrong from what is right. I mean, these things are comparable and we can’t figure out “better” from “good”, or say, “good” from “bad” and so on. But, at the same time, it is not necessary that you need to have all sorts of exposures, experiences to differentiate these things and the reason is that we are in the technological world where we have all sorts of information about the system around the world at our disposal and those information are just few clicks away and on our finger tips. We don’t necessarily have to travel all around the world to know everything before coming back to our country to implement all those things. Rather, it’s just about our willingness to do the right thing after finding tangible information on it and implementing it.

People these are all vying to please people in their surrounding and winning their hearts and mind with an ulterior motif to gain some favor from them; usually what they don’t deserve. And, this is what has impacted our society and our system so badly that it seems virtually impossible to revert it back to the form it use to be few decades back. We have forgot that in the run for appeasing somebody near to us or to our surrounding, we are doing something really abominable and it is for sure that our younger generation – those who are following us, who thinks us as their role model and want to follow our path – once they will know our real face, they are not going to forgive us for what we are doing indirectly to our own system by being nice to each and everything – and this includes even the person we don’t know.

We all are so short of time that we don’t have time to think about what is right and what is wrong. We just want to get our work done at any cost and just simply forget about the negative impact of our action, our words and our perceptions. We often reach out to people when we are desperately in need and we want to get our work done in that short period of time and for that we often take shortcut route to our work done – which means, we try to bribe people in the authority to get our work done. We don’t bother to be fair and be in queue and wait for our turn.

I don’t say that all, but most part of the sectors of our Nepal’s government work has been seriously compromised when it comes to getting a productive and tangible work done. Go to any office in Nepal and tell me you have got your work done without hassles – except banks because they are the only one who is making white money from providing you the service. So, it is of course obvious that they will get your work done in time without hassles because they owe you your money and they are using your money for their own benefit and yet they are charging you for providing  you the service.

We as a Nepalese are used to this system because since the beginning of our childhood we have been brought up into this society and we never have had that kind of exposure to the outside world so that we can clearly and doubtlessly differentiate between a good system of government and the one that defunct.

If you look into the paperwork of our rules and laws, it appears as if we are even better than those whom we copycat – of course, United States of America. But, sadly, that is just limited to paper and it has never been implemented as seriously as it is taken in the paper work. If you go to some governmental office they will ask you for long list of things to be presented to them before they will even get their hands on your document for further processing. I think, if we would have been really this serious, I think we would have surpassed everybody by now on this earth when it comes to providing the best service.

In addition to that, we have a very nice system of blame-game. If something doesn’t work one person blames other for the work not being done and that person blames even higher authority for failing to comply with the duty and it just goes on. We (all of us) have a very nice face and we know perfectly how to make it even better through our body language but inside us there is something bad biting us to do something really bad to people and it’s just because we fail to escalate ourself in our own work to achieve our target.  If you are a son/daughter of some politicians, your work gets done in just minutes. But, if you are just some other common people, then god knows when you work is going to be done. Because, its all about oiling somebody’s else hand. Helping a politicians sons and daughter indicates they are oiling their hand indirectly doesn’t matter even if they have to break the rules for that.

This is something which has been in place for more than a decade and it is not going to change anytime soon until and unless we all act honestly from the position we hold. It just need our basic instinct to decide about our actions and initiatives we are going to take for the betterment of this society. It it is not hard and it is of course doable if we take care of the basic things like: being fair to yourself, being fair to the person in need of your service, being honest to yourself and your basic instinct, being the person who follows the system and being one who tries to be a role model for the new system – New Nepal. I have taken one step closer to this initiative. Will you?

Altering the Equilibrium


The statistical verification of Nepal’s demographic data shows that we are in the best status when it comes to male to female ratio compared to other countries in the world. This scenario is, however, changing with the legalization of abortion in Nepal since 2002. And, since then Nepal has seen the shifting male to female ratio which shows that from 2007 to 2010, the CSR for second-order births where the first-born was a girl was found to be 742 girls per 1000 boys.

To be more precise, we can say that Nepal’s male to female ratio is 0.92 between the age of 15-65-years-old while it is 1.04 during the time of birth, as of July 5, 2013 consensus data on human population. I am not a preacher of a particular belief and I respect all religion. So, basically, whatever religion you follow, it must be true that you believe in your god — your god. And, god has set its own parameter to maintain the world’s population and check it from wiping out of the history.

But, since the last decade we have seen some heinous crimes of female-infanticide going unpunished. So, now the question is, who is to be blamed for this? — the perpetrator, our system which fails to protect the fetus from being killed or we who are reticent to most of the things going around us?

There is a saying, which means that the biggest culprit is not the one who commits crimes but the one who abets it and/or fails to stop it by acting against it. There is another one such saying which says something like this: “If injustice is happening to your neighbor and you can see, then wait for your turn because you are the next.”

And, I guess, this dictums can’t be more precisely applied to anyone else but us. So far, we were pointing fingers to India and China — one of the two major fostering states of world which is growing by leaps and bounds (where China is already a second biggest economy of the world), for female-infanticide. They were the leaders responsible for shifting the godly-equilibrium towards an grotesque image of society having more boys than girls. And, so far, we have been more reticent on these issues rather than bringing into the discussion and bringing it into the world’s attention in more aggressive manner than it has already been.

Ironically, the trend of sex-selection has been seen to be increasingly more popular in more educated family and has been more prevalent in the urban region than anywhere else in the country. And, probably it is because of the availability of instruments and tests necessary to determine sex before birth.

Like in most of the South East Asian countries, Nepal values male more than female and it is quite infectious and prevalent. And, males are the ones who get more attention than female in our society. The escalation in choosing male over female and going through the process of abortion for male child is because of the family pressure in most of the urban families. Moreover, there are families who use to blame their daughter-in-law for not being male child, which is nothing more than a sheer stupidity.

Nepal has been so far one of the most modest society in South East Asia particularly in case of female and female has been revered as a goddess in this society. And, for that reason they are being prayed in certain occasions and festivals. We are the country of living goddess — popularly known as “Kumari”. However, the way are slipping in the world’s trend seems that we are not far from annihilating our own revered culture.

The skewness in male to female ratio might have severe repercussion on the society and this is something which will turn the society in complete chaos. History has proved that scarcity of female in any society turns society violent.

There are several driving factors which might be motivating the Asian society to follow their self-doomed way through female infanticide such as: earning power and dowry system. Our society is more infested with the deep-rooted culture of dowry system and it is hard to get rid of it. With the modernity of the society this dowry system is getting even more infectious and this is what getting the situation even more difficult and it is even exacerbating rather than ameliorating the problem even a bit.

Science has shown that female immunity is more stronger than male’s immunity and therefore, they live longer than their male counterpart. Additionally, female are getting academically stronger and going stronger in the performance wise as well as they use left brain rather than the right brain unlike their male counterpart.

Therefore, this is the high time to change our perception towards women and female and view them as superior in the human kind. It is just our perception which will bring the change and to bring the change you have to change yourself first. So, be the change to bring the change! ■

From TIA Immigration


If we look back into our (Nepal’s) history, most of us will agree with the fact that non of us are that smug with the development of Nepal and what we have seen in last ten to 15 years or even more. I think, so far, we are not been able to hold on to our responsibility as a good Spartan citizen, and I think we are in delusion to be called one. Yes, of course, we have somehow been able to hold on to our duty and still rise in the adversaries, but that is so hidebound and the development has been limited to our own family. We have not been able to contribute to the extent we are supposed to have by this time.

Fifteen years is not a small period of time — it is a long duration. The reason why I am repeatedly mentioning this time is because as a Nepalese we have seen our country developing by leaps and bounds till that time. Booming of industrial sector, government sector, quality assurance and control, the grip of Transparency International Nepal on the offices and government as well as private officials had been so much commendable, and it had shown the productivity along with the extent of productivity and quality general public had experienced in the service and products. But, as the time passes we have seen it slipping out of our hand and so far nothing has been done to assure that it is not going out of our control.

It really hurts when you see thousands of Nepalese leaving for greener pasture, and no other place can be best which can reflect the real-time scenario other than Tribhuban International Airport (TIA). As I was checking-in in TIA for Bangkok, I was shunned to see the overwhelming number of people in the queue waiting patiently which was exclusively for the Nepalese who are destined for the gulf countries for work purpose, and those who are under working visa category. The milieu of the boarding-room appears as if there are 75% of Nepalese under that category and rest contains foreigners and Nepalese for some other purpose. I am not being judgmental here, but the fact is anybody can spot it correctly without hesitation — just from the countenance and the dressing sense of the people in the room.

We can now say with a dignified tone that we are one of those countries of the world which is contributing to a significant degree to the developed world for their further progressivity, and fortunately, this has also impacted immensely on our economic graph simultaneously, which shows it is rising just because of the foreign currencies entering into our country through remittance.

This is not just the case with the working class, it has been infectious to the intellectual class as well. I guess, there are more than 100,000 students pursuing foreign degrees all over the world ranging from A-level and Prophecy Certificate Level (PCL) level to PhD and post-doctorate. And, we don’t have to go farther to look for the example. Because, if I start to trace back my friends only from my high school to my college, I can find them dispersed in more than 20 different countries with the range of subjects from arts, humanity, commerce, science and medicine which I guess is quite jaw dropping in a sense. But, hang on, because this is not painting some rosy picture towards the Nepal’s future.

The reasons are innumerable, but I would still reiterate the fact which I have been sticking to for more than last 10 years and that is “political instability”. For me, it’s a backbone towards the progressivity. Until and unless this is sorted out in a conclusive manner, I think, doesn’t matter how hard we try, we are not going any further. But, then, this doesn’t mean that we are stagnant. Of course, we are going to make some advancement but that will be just iota of something we can achieve in just months and few years.

We all know that development of any country doesn’t just depend on the individual initiation and it is not under a particular person’s frame of control, but rather it is a group venture. We all have to cooperate with each other as we all have a common target to reach to. But, it seems as if it is taking too long to just even understand that we have a common agenda and we need to cooperate to each other for that common purpose. But, sadly enough, we are being hidebound in our attitude and we have stopped listening to each other and at the same time we have become myopic in our future vision.

The lack of cooperatively in our self is another factor that is dragging us out from our country. We have virtually lost our faith, trust and sense of respect for others in the run to reach a destination overnight — which is nothing more than a seer stupidity we are following.

There is difference between in doing something by your heart and something by force. Today, we are being materialistic and we are engaged in something by force rather than by our wit and our desire for it. Today, we feel like as if we are being pushed for something we don’t want to do and there where we fail to escalate to our limit. It’s always an urge to do something tangible. If we have an urge for something it will gives us with result that we long — because these days we have become result oriented rather than work oriented. Doesn’t matter how hard we try, if we can’t produce result, rest all is just futile.

For us to produce results, we need our togetherness which provides us with cooperative — something that we desperately need in this situation. What we have earned from Thailand is not just my degree but a value of togetherness and cooperative. Thai people believe in the slogan, “Together We Can Do It!”. I think, we need the same. Because, until and unless we don’t understand this, we are not moving forward and immigration will continue for ever. ■

Author can be reached at btrajesh@gmail.com