I answered, “Of-course it will if that cottage happens to belong to a Guru, a teacher respected by the inhabitants of those two nearby skyscrapers. But, the property may not survive if it’s used as a grazing ground for “Gorus” (oxes/cattle). On the way back home, this random conversation got me thinking deeper. Whether it’s a house or a nation, their very survival depends on how they get along with their neighbors and how their neighbors perceive them. And that depends on the behavior of that house or that nation. If our neighbors perceive us as beggars, good-for-nothing types, then they will be tempted to “cure” us, in other words, they “intervene” on our internal affairs. If the neighbors see us as a place they can learn from, full of good cultures, morals and mindset, then they will respect us, find
On November 3, 2020 there will be a referendum on democracy in the United states of America and because of its influence and impact one can argue this might also be a referendum for the rest of the world too. One may wonder why such a priority should be given to this one election in the US at this time, by the rest of us around the world. First of all, the USA has evolved to become an established and prosperous democracy improved upon by centuries of iterative processes. Where-as in the overwhelming majority of the world, democracy is still a new kid in the block. As high quality democratic values are sowed all around the world, its growing pains, its expected missteps in the early days and occasional misdirections even in evolved ones are constantly taken advantage of and counter-attacked by the feudal values rooted in autocracy, fundamentalism, cultural absolutisms and the promises of communist utopism. So changemakers from around the world all over are looking into the US particularly
पहिलो कुरो –यी भविष्यवाणीहरू सत्य नबनून् – मेरो कामना यहि हो।
तर चुरो कुरो – “नेतृत्व भनेकै पूर्वतयारी हो“। कोरोनाले थलो पारेको विश्वमा यी भविष्यवाणीहरुले उब्जाएको मुख्य प्रश्न नै यो हो “हामी कसरी यी आउनसक्ने अनर्थका तीता आँकलनसँग जुध्नको लागि तयारी गर्दछौँ त?” भविष्यको लागि कहिल्यै पनि राम्ररी तयारी गर्न नजानेका हामीले या त आउँदा विपतहरुका लागि पूर्व तयारी गरौँ वा युग नै अन्त्य हुनसक्ने विनाशकारी परिणाम भोगौँ। यदि नागरिकको हितको लागि कोही चिन्तित हुनुहुन्छ भने कृपया आजैदेखि रुपान्तरणकारी समाधानका पाटाहरु खोज्ऩ सुरु गरौँ ताकि यी भविष्यवाणीहरु गलत सावित होऊन् र त्यसका कारक तत्वलाई जरैदेखि उखेल्न सकियोस्।
१. लोकतन्त्र: नेपालमा अब हुने कुनैपनि निर्वाचनहरु न त स्वतन्त्र हुन्छ वा त निष्पक्ष नै।
भविष्यमा हुने कुनै पनि स्थानीय, प्रादेशिक र संघीय निर्वाचनहरुमा जित्ने उम्मेद्वारहरु त्यही शासक शोसक वर्गको छत्रछायाँ र चाकडीका भरमा मात्र चुनिन्छन्। अर्थात सीमित दोहनकारी र केही निश्चित व्यक्तिका प्रतिनिधिले मात्र यो देशको शासन गरिरहनेछन्। गैर सरकारी युनियनहरु, बाणिज्य संघहरु तथा निजामती संघ-संस्थाका नेतृत्व चयन पनि उही “शोसक शासक सम्भ्रान्त” वर्गकै निर्णय अनुरुप नै निधो हुने तय हुन्छ। निर्वाचनका ऐनहरुदेखि समयतालिका तथा निर्वाचन आयोग स्वयं यही “शोसक शासक सम्भ्रान्त” वर्गको हितका लागि प्रतक्ष रुपमा काम गर्नेछन्। निर्वाचनहरु धान्न नसकिने, अनुपयुक्त,
What can go wrong in Nepal in the next 2 years (by 2022)?
I am really hoping that the following 12 predictions for Nepal will NOT come true.
But then, “Leadership is Preparedness.” The primary question that my forecast poses is, “how do we prepare best for these possible scenarios that spell cataclysm for Nepal? For a nation that has never learnt to prepare well, either we prepare ahead or suffer the catastrophic consequences of a lifetime. Anyone who is concerned for the welfare of their fellow citizens should start working towards finding and uprooting the underlying causes by building “transformational” solutions in the days ahead. And in the process prove this document’s predictions false.
1. Democracy:“Nepal will have neither free nor fair elections.” In all future local, provincial and federal elections, winnable candidates are chosen based on cronyism i.e loyalty to the “extractive ruling elite”. In other words, only representation from extractive few will rule Nepal. Even in non-governmental groups, leadership of unions, professional fraternities and business federations are decided as per the whim of the “extractive ruling elites”. Elections laws,