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Saptari Killings was purely Human Rights Violation by the state

Rayznews reported " On March 5th four United Democratic Madhesi Front cadets have been killed in a firing by Police trying to dis...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A proud moment turned into a mess

35,000 Nepalese tried and created the biggest flag in the world and is in the quest of entering  the Guinness World Records and its a proud moment for every Nepali but more sarcastically the left over has made the question of what next ?

The organizers  even raise 35000* 100= Rs. 35,00,000 ($36,842)  for the flood victims  but despite the fact the garbage created was ignored. The organizer blame it to volunteers and the volunteers blame it to the public now the question come who is the responsible the management or the public.

Something so beautiful left something so dirty and bad, whose responsibility is it ?

Should the organizers be held responsible for this or should the participants who carelessly  left behind the dirt that makes tudhikhel look horrible.   


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sadly Nepal turning into a bad tourism destination

" Nepalis are cheaters" this is the reality which we all Nepalis have to face, we were sitting in a restaurant and having food when suddenly in the middle a Portugal couple requested our help. She was trying to communicate with the waiter in English about ordering the food but the waiter was having troubles in explaining her the menu . We were at Momo Hut restaurant located in the middle of the Thamel and I was pretty surprised when she approached us and said all Nepalese are cheaters and thugs, at first we were like what? then after few minutes of reconciliation and hearing her version things seemed quite justifiable.

She was very furious and she had only one version of saying Money money is what they want, so I tried to understand her situation.  Apart from  that when you are a foreign tourist in a foreign land and people constantly trying to loot your money then what will you do? you will probably retaliate that's human nature.

Perhaps, her interpretation was right as if you were asked to pay NRS 20,000 for a car reservation for a whole day (30KM)  wasn't that too much and paid Nrs 400 for 4 bananas I think I would be blown off.

She explained the situation and further initiated a talk and requested us to help and  we tried our best in giving them best solution about what to shop and where to go. I was amazed how easy it was to change people's mentality but why are tourism entrepreneurs of Nepal not understanding the fact that these individual tourist matter hugely in promoting our name and destination.

One review in a travel blog and you will have thousands of people adding their comments. Today its a global world where internet connects us in every possibility of making things visible. Its not just a scenario of what happened here in a restaurant but its a case of a county's image, pride and prestige.  

But there is a confusion in all the tourists that come here in Nepal, as with the recent commercialization of blogging and travel websites, people get overloaded with more negative attitude and when in reality things happen it seems out of proportion. For some who come prepared its just something that they new and for some who don't its like a living hell.

Reality is in case of any issue there is no direction or follow up about what to do or when they  face problems,  they have no one to reach out for help ?

Nepal has been world renowned for its hospitality and culture and in this long run of commercialization and globalization I think we have lost the essence of the real culture and tradition of Nepal's upbringing. Reality bites as Nepal is evolving as one of the top holiday destination but with such facts of Hawkers and lack of management of prostitution in the name of culture and tradition things are slowly degrading. Our destination is getting expensive in the name of  13 % VAT and 10% service charge where in most cases the service we use hardly has any service. so what should we expect ?

 My question is, IS NEPAL A SAFE DESTINATION FOR TOURIST?  Are we doing enough from all sides to promote it?

 Now is the right time to think



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bad political culture and criminalization in nepal's Politics

We all have seen and heard this so many times and still every time it happens, we just have one answer  this is it.  Criminalization in politics is not new and it has been well addressed and adjusted, but one thing that surprise me is how  political leaders defend their criminal counter part in terms of justice.
They are subjected to public interest and development but when it comes to their own self interest, I believe this is what that drives them to think more about themselves and their party than the nation. Nation first or for the nation is a lost concept that make no stance, it's the party mentality that drives them and for this they cross any limits.  

They say they are servants of public and at times they lead the public with the help of same groups of people who trouble and extort the public. what an IRONY!

I mean to say these criminals are offenders of  law and they are nuisance to our society their rights are not our primary concern but in-fact a secondary one as they are threat to other normal people  and rule of law. So defending such criminals in terms of any stage or on any terms is a question of not justice but un-justice to the normal public upon whom you have be accountable to.

The recent killing of the famous criminal Chari aka Dinesh Adhikari  was indeed a situation of sad truth but for a most wanted criminal who dies in a  cross firing with the police stands no option of investigation or objective. God he was  a hard core criminal who was subjected to cases of extortion, wildlife killing and many more other cases which were unjustifiable by our law and still one of the leading politician is trying to search justice is matter of lack of shame. 

Mr. Politician one thing you have to understand is public apathy is not a question of what you show and say its a question of credibility and accountability. You cannot be defending something unsocial and question public about accepting it with in the periphery of society. Something that is beyond rule of law is beyond in any terms of acceptance.

  This shows the infiltration of criminalization in Nepal's politics.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Narendra Modi addressing Nepal's Constitution Assembly

Addressing the Nepali Constituent Assemble, the Indian  Prime Minister #NarendraModi spoke in Nepali bridging the gaps in between the Indo-Nepal relationship. The mileage to the speech was his recognition that  proclaimed Gautam buddha was born in Nepal and honored the brave blood  of the Bahadur gurkha's who have been fighting with pride and prestige for India.

Somewhere in the long speech he also highlighted the possibilities of Nepal and showcased his visions and plans. The addition attraction was the Mahakali bridge which he said to be one of the vital core factors for the relationship. Similarly, his HIT formula of  future cooperation, satellite program for the SAARC, increment in scholarship, possibility of hydro power and telecommunication problem added his personal interest in Nepal. Though he clearly retaliated the direct interference of India in Nepal's political scenario but he humbly and diplomatically touched the relevancy of Nepal's location and its strategic location in India's concern and priority.

Analytically and strategically looking at the speech, Modi's speech was highly motivating and concerning. As Modi forecast his visions and plans, he also  highlighted Nepal's strength and weakness. If you look at the strengths he focused more towards future cooperation and using the hydro power and exploitation of  resources where as about the weakness he was more silent and had a definite approach of being a big brother.

One thing to be noted was the recognition of "Gautam buddha being born in Nepal" yes we all know this and even the UNESCO has recognized it. So an Indian prime minister saying it in front of the CA sounds more of a diplomatic dose to the group of Nepali Political leaders rather than of being more straight towards having the past treaties and agendas that has impeded the Indo-nepal relationship.

Apart from that an outsider highlighting the possibilities in Nepal certainly makes me feel inferior that we did nothing in Nepal and our political leaders are worthless and they have not done anything where it's just a point of thinking.
Likewise, Modi showing concerning over the sunkoshi  was just an emotional point, we all know that if the sunkoshi blockade would  not have solved then the koshi barrage would have threatened the Indian boarder and Indian habitat in its terrain.

Frequently mentioning the current state of India and how it has progressed was not a question of substance.We all know India has become a super power and with that it has gained its pros and cons.

The real state of friendship would have been correcting  the past treaties and how Nepal has suffered due to it so Mr Modi how about fixing the problems first and then forecasting  future plans.

Another point to be noted that Nepal has become one of the center of concern due to security for India. The most wanted criminal and terrorists have been infiltrating through Nepal and in the past the Indian security agencies have already listed Nepal as a security threat, so there is no option for India except to have cooperation in every possible way.

The Nepal Government did everything that was possible to make him feel content highlighting the message of Indo-nepal relationship.  The Kathmandu Metropolitan city which always failed to keep the city clean made its best possible effort in keeping and showcasing the city beautiful. Similarly various rehearsal were done to make the event a point on attraction.   Being the 4th influence and powerful person of the world, modi's security was protected in 4 layers.

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