By Diwas Adhikari
Telephone rings. Father doesn’t want to talk to the person who just called. He says, “Say I am not home”. Son picks up the phone and tells exactly the same.
Son comes home exactly in time after bunking the whole 5 lectures. Father asks, “How was the class?” He replies, “It was good”.
By RV Silvanus
It was a few days after Tribhuvan International Airport was named the third worst airport in the world when I learnt of my friend’s mistreatment at Bharatpur Regional Airport. Whether it is regional or international, it seems airports all over Nepal are the same — mismanaged and filled with corrupt staff.
My friend, Paul Miller, an American was boarding a Yeti Airlines flight to Kathmandu. At the security check prior to boarding, he was frisked by the personnel on duty. The security officer then opened Paul’s hand luggage and came across a bag of chocolates and pens. My friend who suffers from diabetes always has sweets, chocolates with him for times when his sugar level gets low.
-By Sundip Gurung-
An elderly kills himself tired of his chronic illness, a mother commits suicide after killing her two babies due to famine, and a family waits for their son’s coffin from Arab—what is common here? “Death” you may see, but it is the existing situation of our country that has brought incessant tragedies as these among several.
In a short duration of time, the country has been through a precarious political turmoil affecting various strata of functioning bodies, and with the extension of political transition, the future of the country seems ambivalent and unhinged. Unquestionably a country’s progress depends profoundly on a delicate relationship between political situation and economy. Experts believe, to depend heavily on foreign- remittance and custom-tax is no wise approach to build a nation strong, paradoxically, our economy is chiefly based on these two, and aids allocated by international organizations.
- by Ram C Acharya-
Again, we have seen the usual drama of the last few decades unfolding in Nepal: the government increases fuel prices, the students and political parties’ sister organizations protest, the prime minister meets with them and the increased prices are rolled back. By doing so both the government and the protestors have imposed numerous costs to the country: the continuous drainage of public resources to the bankrupt Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC). The government’s decision to hike prices is yet another testimony of its rent-seeking mentality that chooses to hit not where the problem is but where the politically weak and vulnerable people are. The protestors are also wrong in imposing the status quo, which is so detrimental to the economy.
On one of the many chilly evenings spent at watering holes in Europe, I had an interesting encounter with a foreigner. I was enjoying my drink when a gentleman asked if he could join me at my table. “Yes please,” I said. He looked 30 to me.
For minutes, we didn’t exchange a word. The silence was finally broken when he asked me where I was from. After living abroad for a long time, I have started enjoying sharing stories of my country and people to foreigners. So I began by saying I was from Nepal.
-By Diwas Adhikari-
Just few months ago I used to think how the developed countries looks like. Why it is called developed and why ours is a developing one. I always thought good transportation facility; better roads, no starvation and basically no energy crisis are the major reasons to be called as a developed country.
By Bijaya Malla
I am writing this Blog to show an evidence of inefficiency of Standard Chartered Bank Limited, Nepal. I believe Mysansar is a proper site to highlight this issue.
भोको पेट लिएर आदर्सका कुरा गर्दै नेपालमै बस्नु ठीक त पक्कै पनि होइन होला! मलाई लाग्छ नेपालमै बस्नु पर्छ भन्दै साहित्य र आदर्स छाट्नेहरुले पनि हरेक वर्ष DV भर्न चै छोडेका छैनन्
“Bhoko pet” and “Aadharsh” !
These two words messed my head when I read your comment on MySansar. So I decided to write a brief review here.
Well, according to Abraham Maslow humans want to satisfy their first (basic) need; Physical Need. They wish to have their other needs (specially SECURITY NEED) if only their Physical Needs are fulfilled. Physical needs can be food, air, water, (some include sex too) etc. “Bhoko Pet” directly refers to the lack of Physical Need…means people go to foreign country just for food. No, absolutely not !
The authorities of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) state that they now suspect the four Nepalese who went missing last weekend is that they have applied for a course cooperation agreement as a “front” in order to enter the country and then escape.
By NARAYAN MANANDHAR
There is a huge discrepancy between figures on voting age population (a) as disclosed by Population Census 2011 (15.4 million); (b) as reported to be registered with the Election Commission (12.4 million); and (c) the number of voters that have turned out in the last CA elections in 2008 (10.87 million). The discrepancy has triggered a debate, not just on the reliability of our data keeping system, but also on the very legitimacy of the up-coming November elections.