यो लेख नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोला
We get more than 5 billion US dollars (was 3.5 billion dollars in 2011) from remittance. Compare this with only US $500 million or so of investment from foreigners. Yet we treat this noble group like third class humans.
“A Nepali returns from Arab for a month to finally meet his family after two long years, He arrives at our Tribhuvan International Airport at night, where he is first put on a long line of Nepali, interrogated by officials. The customs officer scans through his bags like a vulture looking for an excuse to exhort on the gifts bought for his family. Mentally drained, he finally comes out. The taxis outside are waiting for him. They demand, “Give us Rs 1500 to go to Gongabu (bus station).” This is more than what he spends on the bus ride from Kathmandu to his village. He sighs and pays up. After only 3 weeks with
Continue reading How do we serve our very own 5 Billion dollar investors in Nepal?
(These is just a small list and just my list. Please note there are thousands more that I don’t know or haven’t added. Please feel free to add your own list. lets appreciate good works and good people where-ever they are…)
Bijaya Shiwakoti, Rabindra Maharjan, Vidhan Rana help coördinate Santi School project by building and running a school.
Sailesh Dhungana and friends have built a network, “Bikalpa” encouraging youths to get into responsible leadership career in politics and bureaucracy.
Ashutosh Tiwari, Jaya Burathoki, Sanjib Subba, Sagar Onta and friends are creating platforms for entrepreneurs who network, share contacts, seek advice and potential investments through Entrepreneurs for Nepal.
Hemendra Bohra is making an eco-friendly earth quake resistant house made of mud. No cements! Sorry no photos yet !
Ajaya Shiwakoti and friends are coordinating a Nepali youth pressure campaign to pressure politicians to concentrate on their job.
Kanchan Jha and his group are organizing an anti-drugs campaign in remote part of Eastern Terai region through Sano Paila.
Continue reading 25 inspiring friends who are quietly making impact in Nepal
Are we in dire need of “bridge builders” in Nepal?
A Bridge builder builds and safe-guards a bridge across to connect Nepal to the “nation builders”. They are individuals who plunge, who risk in difficult times like now, to become a bridge between “the coming era of nation builders” and the fading era of nation destroyers. Only, through the bridge-builder’s safe-guards and sacrifices, the nation builders can come together to build Nepal into a dignified prosperity.
Bridge builders are a unique species, true patriots. They help bring about the era of nation builders. You might ask why don’t we bring the nation builders here right away. Nation builders cannot come to Nepal right now. Why? Because even though they have the will and the ability to significantly impact their environment, they need a relatively conducive environment to thrive. Nepal is not there yet. Nation builders include entrepreneurs, doctors, technocrats, community activists, policy makers, scientists, etc etc.
Bridge-builders make this possible. It requires men of courage, will and willing to sacrifice it for improving the environment until the nation builders can take over. What we lack now, are bridge builders. Are you one? Will you become one?
Continue reading Looking for bridge-builders
We always complain about the need for political change in Nepal. I agree 1oo% with you. But If you are expecting some one to magically overthrow the corrupt ones, and re-build the political systems in the right path, I would argue that this is almost impossible right now.
So how do we contribute to a positive political change here, in small yet effective ways ?
Change does not happen magically; it comes through small yet persistent efforts of Nepalis like you and me.
Here is one way to start changing the political dynamics in Nepal. How about supporting existing “common sense” political leaders of Nepal who have a better track record; who also have potential to change things inside their parties and outside? Here are some ways how to.
# Next time, pledge your active help to your favorite leader.
# Whether it is 1 hour a day, campaigning for them or if it is 1000 rupees a month to help in his/her campaigns or make them more recognizable.
# Write to them personally expressing why you support them. Commend them on their small successes. Give them this positive energy to risk more.
# Open fan
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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 )
Continue reading when looters become rulers