Lets say, some of us make it big ! We create enough wealth to grab a “bright” future for our family. Our relatives are envious because, we have a nice house in Kathmandu, a guard, cook, helper and enough money in the bank after many hard years of work.
Lets say, weeach have a beautiful small family. with our partner and our cute children.
Every day for the last 20 years, you drive through myriads of problems in Kathmandu. We look around. get angry, become extremely frustrated at the way things are descending. Yet, in the end, we just say, यस्तै हो। “Yestai ho.” We admit we alone cannot change all this. Instead, we set to do where we can change, which is to help our own family. So we invest all our time, energy, resources onto our family.
As we do this, the Bagmati river which flows through Kathmandu, pretty much and remains the same, extremely toxic. We convince ourselves, repairing her is beyond our job ( it must be the government’s job or some NGO’s job or some environmental person to FIX THAT! )
Coming back to our family; we raise our children in the best possible manner. Put
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Each of us is stuck in a vicious cycle “Chakrabyu” in Nepal. No, I’m not talking about politics or government. I’m talking about us, ordinary citizens.
For a minute, Let us imagine this scenario.
Lets say I (you) am a branding expert. I have to rush for a business meeting with a client which is a private school who wants us to advertise them better. The meeting is at Durbar Marg in central Kathmandu. I decide to take a taxi as the traffic is bad and it’s getting late. The taxi driver happens to be a middle-aged smiling fellow. He doesn’t seem to be a bad person. But he has decided to tamper with his meter and dupe me.
Lets look at his point of view. Kathmandu is getting outrageously expensive for him to sustain his young family. He has to make enough profit to give back to his taxi owner and then some more to feed his family that night. So he feels he has no choice but to con me. So he makes a sad choice. He tampers with his meter and
Continue reading The real problem in Nepal: A vicious cycle where people extort each-other
Here is a movie theme. Begins like this:
डाकुहरु (looters) take turns looting and pillaging a village. The village is sucked high and dry repeatedly. Then a scuffle breaks out among the looters over who gets to loot and pillage the village this season!
The villagers are on their knees, begging for survival. The looters just can’t agree until the very last moment…. Meanwhile the village awaits fearfully.
Lo! A decision has been made. They have decided to let the sucked dry village live but on ONE condition only.
That they be allowed to rule the village unconditionally and with impunity, for one more year.
The villagers all agree! A sigh of relief is heard everywhere, some rejoice the breakthrough! Some are seen thanking their looters for saving the village from “certain” disaster!
A large quiet majority sit mute, maybe out of fear or disunity. ” ke garne के गर्ने ? “
Final scene: The Looters rule the village again while another group of looters scheme for their downfall. The villagers are glad to have survived another year ???
THE END. (This Film repeats again……and again……… and again in the Cinema hall near you )
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