Kathmandu valley 2030

सन् २०३० मा संसारकै सुन्दर शहर घोषित – “काठमाडौं उपत्यका !”

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साथीहरुले यो पढ्दा काठमाडौँको सट्टा अाफ्नै गाउँ-शहर सम्झि -परिकल्पना गरि पढ्नु होला है!

“सन् २०३० मा संसारकै सुन्दर शहर- काठमाडौं उपत्यका!” – विश्व विख्यात टाइम पत्रिका

टाइम  पत्रिकाले यसरी बर्षको अन्तिम संस्करणको पहिलो पृष्ठमा काठमाडौं उपत्यकालाई एशियाको “चम्किलो मोती” घोषणा गरि दिएकोमा विश्व जगतमा हलचल मच्चिएको छ। सन् २०१५ मा ७.८ रेक्टर स्केलको भुकम्पको चपेटामा परेको यो शहरले पछिल्लो १५ वर्षको अवधिमै कसरी यस्तो छलाङ्ग मार्यो – सबैलाई चाँसोको बिषय बनेको छ । काठमाडौं उपत्यकालाई सन् २०३०मा संसारको सबैभन्दा सुन्दर शहर चुन्नमा विश्व-विख्यात शहरी विकास योजनाविद् तथा अग्रज हरु सामेल निर्णायक मण्डलले १० विशेष कारण दिएका छन्।

१. काठमाडौं: सेवक सरकार शहर
२. काठमाडौं:  विविधता झल्कने शहर
३. काठमाडौं: विश्वकै हराभरा शहर
४. काठमाडौं: सम्पदा शहर
५. काठमाडौं: पुन:प्रयोगीय शहर
६. काठमाडौं: नसुत्ने शहर
७. काठमाडौं: उर्जा-प्लस शहर
८. काठमाडौं: मस्त रमाउने शहर
९. काठमाडौं: विवेकशील शहर
१०. काठमाडौं: उद्यमीका राजधानी


१) काठमाडौं- सेवक सरकार शहर

म स्थानीय वडा कार्यालय अगाडी छु। १८औं शताब्दीको दरवार जस्तो देखिने यो

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Kathmandu Valley voted the most beautiful city in the world!

Version 1.0. नेपालीमा यहाँ पढ्नु होला


“Kathmandu Valley voted the most beautiful city in the world of 2030!” – Time Magazine.

Time magazine’s 2030 year-end cover page has just labeled Kathmandu Valley as the “Shining Pearl” of Asia! The world news media is abuzz with disbelief. “How could this city, shaken to the core by a terrible 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015, transform to such a beauty within 15 years? What is Kathmandu’s secret here?” The magazine presents 10 convincing reasons from the world’s respected urban planners and city living legends who overwhelmingly voted, “Kathmandu Valley as the most beautiful city in the world in 2030.”

  1. Kathmandu: The servant government city.
  2. Kathmandu: A city of contradictions.
  3. Kathmandu: The greenest city in the world?
  4. Kathmandu: The living heritage city.
  5. Kathmandu: The ‘recycle it all’ city.
  6. Kathmandu: The city that never sleeps…
  7. Kathmandu: An energy+ city.
  8. Kathmandu: City of wanderlust.
  9. Kathmandu, A city of common-sense.
  10. Kathmandu, The start-up capital of Asia!

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How do we build a peaceful, prosperous democratic Nepal (within our lifetime)?


What kind of state should Nepal become? A Capitalist State? A Socialist State? or will it be a Communist State? For the past few decades, Nepali politics has revolved around over answering this one ideological question. In the 21st century, Nepali politics has got to get out of this singular obsession over conceptualizing an ‘ideal state’ and start focusing upon actually “delivering” a prosperous Nepali democracy.

नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस् 

To ‘deliver’ a prosperous, democratic Nepal, we have to be courageous enough to bring a paradigm shift in Nepali politics and the way it delivers.  For this to happen, we have to pragmatically transform not just the state, but also our citizens, our society and our government. If we assume a state to be the roof of a nation, then its foundations, walls and pathways inside are the citizens, society and the government .  If we do not build these strong, the house will soon collapse. Looking back at many of our political upheavals if there is one thing clear, it is that politics not only has to be new, it has to be distinctly different.

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Want to choose the right leaders for Nepal ? Check their DNA…


Check their DNA !

If an elephant,  a tiger, a fish and a monkey were all told to climb a tall pipal tree which of them can? Only the monkey would, right? The question we now face in choosing leaders for Nepal is similar: what kind of leadership will deliver a prosperous Nepal within our lifetime?

Every political force is born with a specific mission and molded with specific values and systems to deliver that within a certain timeframe. It’s actions would be based on its unique culture and systems it has built and practiced to fulfill its primary mission. Lets call this them its ‘DNA’.

In Nepal, political forces like the Nepali Congress, UML, Maoists and their multitudes of splinter groups were formed to get rid of one or all of following: the autocratic Rana family Regime of the 19th century, the single party panchayat system of the 20th century and the absolute monarchy of the 21st. They were built specifically to rid Nepal of autocracy and introduce democracy and were successful. But in the 21st century, after having achieved

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What is the role of citizens & institutions in holding ‘aid’ accountable?

This is transcript of my talk at Harvard University on Sept 26, 2016 on the topic of Monitoring disaster response: Aid accountability & the role of citizens & institutions.

On April 25, 2015 at 11:56 am, I was on top of our office, an old building when the earth shook massively. It is probably one of the most helpless feeling I ever got in my life. I couldn’t move, couldn’t run. I froze there for few seconds before getting out of the building. I was lucky but thousands were not.

As soon as that minute was over,  I remembered our disaster preparation protocol, we had built just months ago: In case of a massive earthquake, first check on your family members safety then gather in the nearest hospital and start organizing to help the staff and government.

In less than 30 minutes, I along with other members of BibekSheel Nepali party, we assembled in front of Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, one of the biggest hospital in Nepal. It was chaos there – patients and relatives along with staff trying to handle scared

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We live in a Loot-tantra

Attention Nepal lovers,
We now live in a Nepal where our rulers openly practise Loot-tantra (Thugocracy) in the name of Lok Tantra (democracy). It is imperative we protect our newly born republic from the corruption that has even engulfed the best and brightest of Nepal. Only by realizing this reality that is creeping its evil roots onto every facet of our society, can we start to begin uprooting the roots of evil!

In essence,

1) We live in a loot-tantra लुटतन्त्र where the most powerful anti-corruption chiefs are suspected of being the most corrupt. Evidences about these officials abusing power with such impunity that even parliament refuses to investigate them and the country’s most powerful intellectuals cower with fear. What good is any ‘great’ system when run with “bad” intent? What good is any constitution, when laws are distorted by the very who swore to protect them?

2) We live in a “baal”-tantra बालतन्त्र where much of the parliament are so full of apathy, that they shamelessly sit idle as millions

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Dealing with stuff

Here are a few disciplines that have helped me (so far) 🙂 in dealing with Nepal’s cynical, hostile environment where there are much expectations by so many.
What to share in public (group emails, Facebook groups, twitter) 
  • Thank you,
  • sorry,
  • praise,
  • happy news,
  • raising hope,
  • showing unity,
  • share positive accomplishments,
  • acknowledgements,
  • public appreciations
  • BibekSheel 6 core values: Empathy, Humility, Integrity, Excellence, Transparency, Courage
in private ( Meeting face to face, on phone, one on one email/chat, “small (less than 3 people) chats, sms, small tea meetings outside office, go for a walking meeting, go on a hike to untangle difficult problems, use facebook voice/skype/viber for distance problem solving)
  • conflict resolution,
  • share bitter news,
  • share confusing thoughts,
  • share / listen to frustrations,
  • build personal relationships,
  • big thank you’s,
  • to delegate work,
  • rejections / to say No
  • BibekSheel 6 core values: Empathy, Humility, Integrity, Excellence, Transparency, Courage
Lets keep our “listening” mode on.
Listening doesn’t mean we agree .. it means we empathize and are willing to hear

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