As the blue ink flows through my gifted parker pen that has got my name engraved with golden calligraphy, I can feel the smoothness with which it is giving me company to pen down my thoughts on this clean white sheet of blank paper. During my educational voyage I have always been so fascinated by two things: stationary and computer technology – and, I am still. And, today, I have got both things in my possession – a nice white sleek “Sony Vaio” which people often get confused and usually they pop out, “Wow! You got a MacBook?!” And, my usual expressing is just one smirk.
I am not bragging about things here. Not of course! But, the fact is, I just want to reiterate the fact on the development this world has made. Both of these so called my bragging processions are made in abroad, and not of course in Nepal. So, practically, I can’t at least boast for just owning it from somewhere else.
After years of experiments and research scientists have brought this wonderful utilities to our doorsteps, which I guess might be the generation of calm, concentrated, smug mind. After all, how can you even think of progressing if your mind is out of whack just because of burden of thoughts which can be considered as secondary factors such as political stability in country, safety and security in every front of life and the fulfillment of basic necessities.
We are so hapless that we have been battered so hard by all these secondary thought- factors. So, basically, the point is, we are not going to develop anytime soon because we are not inundated with those secondary factors, so that we can think sharp and straight with calm and cool mind.
Now, there comes another thing, what we call “change” – a positive change, of course! Our country (Nepal) was in the list of “developing countries”, which I guess was 17-years back when there was surge in new companies, offices, organizations, factories, schools and decent infirmaries – that was what I call a positive change. But, 17-years down the line, afterward, we have now made up a new ranking in the portfolio of development and now we are generously being coined as “least developed country”.
So, now again, this reflects another fact that how far we are from the development. And, not to mention, it would be just a sheer imagination or say day-dreaming to even think that some day we will be mentioned in “developed nation” category. So, forget about making another revolutionary pen like Parker or a computer like MacBook.
The thing called “development” does not come out all of a sudden from nowhere. It takes days, months and years to build something, and for that reason also it is said that, “Rome was not build in a day”. We need to do something everyday for a continuous and progressive development and that has to be based on the solid base of political stability in a country which provides basic needs of the general people – which is sense of security, fuel and energy.
I think the whole world is doing something, everybody is developing in someway, and that is why the world is rising against the tyrants who have obstructed their constructive way of life and a vision to think bigger picture of life. Arab spring and Bangladesh spring are some of those examples. It’s not the seasonal spring we are talking here – it is more about revolution and the changes it brings in the society. The only difference between these two springs are that one is the one that enjoins women to put veil on their face and headscarf while other is trying to remove those veils and resisting putting veils on their face.
But, we Nepalese are so staid and stolid that nothing touches us. It appears as if we have been tranquilized. I am just waiting for the day when all these sufferings will ooze out because I am sure that everything has a threshold level and someday it will reach to the level of lethality, and I surmise that, that day is not far enough now which will be penned as “Nepalese Movement” in our history.
Think big; think out of box!