Calling for a Nepali Common Sense Movement!

A lot of the vision below, has now been incorporated and enhanced in an new exciting political movement we are building called, ‘BibekSheel Nepali”. Read here to see the enhancement.

My dear friend,

This is my call to you to be part of an energized youthful movement to revolutionize Nepal through “common sense”.

नेपालीमा पनि पढ्नुहोला। धन्यवाद !

Over 55% of Nepalis are under 25 while 75% are under 40.

Nepali common sense movement's networking structure

We are bloody tired of the stupidity of Nepal’s current leadership (all of them). For the past fifty years, all we have ever wanted was a leadership to lead our youthful nation, Nepal with some form of “common sense”. But, time and again, our politicians and our public office holder’s have let our country down, as they continue to bicker about political power and their efforts to continue “dividing” Nepalis. We believe that none of the current political leaders have the “common sense” to think about Nepal and our future. They have let us down Again and Again! Therefore we, the new youthful generation will become the new “common sense” leaders of Nepal. We will do what is right for our country. We assert, we are the “present”, not the future.

“The Nepali Common Sense Movement – Doing the Right Thing”

Nepali Youths with positive charisma, youthful passion, uniting leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, will come together to jump-start a progressive Nepali common sense movement in Nepal. Youth leaders from all walks of life, from existing political parties to apolitical yet passionate people, students, workers, professionals, doctors, engineers, scientists, social workers, activists, social entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs economists, and ………………….. (Please fill in your role), we all come and join this new movement based on a simple philosophy of ” common sense” to bring prosperity and peace in the nearly 30 million Nepalis all around the world.

We define youths as any people having a youthful’ mind, passion and the capacity to remain open-minded. Youths are pragmatists who do not stay stuck to specific old ideologies or concepts but are able to morph their thoughts as the situation at hand demands,– by relying on the central principle of ‘common sense.’

Grand principles, philosophies and ideologies of the past (i.e. communism, capitalism, socialism, non-aligned, aligned etc) has been grossly misused  by current political leaders to rile up the masses and get themselves in power. Now we need Leaders who will lead, who will address the unique and constantly changing scenarios of Nepal with its 100′s of ethnic groups, 1000′s of problems, millions of independent spirited youths and tens of millions of impatient Nepalis waiting for a better life, a more dignified life.

I say, how best to do this other than through a leadership that works passionately with positive vision and high degree of emotional intelligence, to make “dignity” of a Nepali the central theme. Our “common sense” movement of Nepal will make sure that positive youths are the primary stakeholders in this country and the primary vessel to ensure Nepal’s peace and sustainability.

We say, enough of the old concepts where the old leadership calculated their contribution to Nepal by the days they spent in prison or in protest (They are all reaction based). Our responsibility begins, not ends, when we gain power (That’s pro-action).  We guarantee fundamental rights to all people within our borders, not just our citizens  (That’s pro-action). We believe, universal brotherhood (sisterhood) is the goal for every Nepali  (That’s pro-action). We believe we are inches away from success!

Our team would lead Nepalis to a new path and direction by implementing policies based on “Nepali common sense – doing the right thing”.

Here are some Nepali common sense rights and responsibilities we believe in:

We believe:

• A prosperous Nepali is a happy Nepali.  

Prosperity is a basic human need that helps fulfill many other human rights. A prosperous woman is a woman with dignity who has enough resources and skills to keep her family out of poverty. A prosperous woman demands and gets her rights without being forced to abuse, beg or trample on another’s rights. She can educate her family to have a better chance of becoming moral humans. Our movement will help get her this way of life. We do this by mobilizing social entrepreneurs and social economists on the forefront of Nepal’s fight for prosperity. Hence a prosperous Nepali is a happy Nepali.

An empowered Nepali is a successful Nepali.

We govern to make communities prosperous by empowering them and rely upon their entrepreneurial spirit unleashing the full potential of Nepal. Rather than hoping for government to do things for us, we believe in the power of communities. Here is where we sink in our resources to empower communities. We will engage on “mutual-sustainability and mutual-reliance” with the world through engagement and trade to create a niche for Nepalis to flourish. Our empowered, globally linked communities will make for a successful Nepal.

• A lean, agile government delivers and becomes accountable to people .

Our movement believes the central government’s primary role is to keep up a workable peace, law and order and safeguard dignity in the country. It will leave the nation building process to special teams of “social entrepreneurs and technocrats” who work passionately and directly with local communities directly. A government is a guardian of Nepali people to keep up law and order, peace and tranquility while the citizens are nation-building.

Social Entrepreneurs/technocrats will spear-head the long nation building process. The government remains only a watchdog so that the special powers delegated are not abused. A government is a facilitator or a mediator when it comes to safe-guarding the local economy and an adviser/negotiator while dealing with the rest of the world. We do not believe in government becoming itself a too-powerful fat master and an inefficient business or job provider.

We believe that simply depending on the central government for your basic rights is evil and backwards.This makes a government rulers of all Nepalis instead of the rightful servant of the Nepali citizens. Our strategy is to make each village and town self sustainable and able to rule itself wisely.

We don’t want you to rely on us. We want you to rely upon yourself. We count on your capacity to be sustainable by engaging with other groups locally or globally. The government will be your help in your quest for self-reliance, not your master. In essence, governing leaders work actively to make their jobs obsolete so that they are not needed anymore. We believe that a lean, agile government delivers and becomes accountable to people.

• A diverse yet united Nepal is a strong Nepal.

We celebrate diversity as a gift, we want to use it wisely, but diversity at the cost of disunity is a dead-end for Nepal where hundreds of ethnic groups live together. We shall stop this at any cost. Diversity and dignity within unity and equality is our national motto! Again I repeat, diversity and dignity within unity and equality is our national motto! We will always celebrate equality with diversity. Common sense dictates, “It is my right to live free, hunger free and fear-free in Nepal.”

In the end, the central government will remain a lean, flexible watchdog which maintains the rule of law, integrity, equality and dignity in Nepal. We believe that a diverse yet united Nepal is a strong Nepal.

• An accountable Nepali is a responsible Nepali:

Common sense dictates that the rewards or punishments any leadership gets is directly proportional to the responsibilities it takes. It is always a leader’s duty to make his or her very job obsolete. We understand that citizens have every right to hold its leadership accountable. We insist on open-sourcing our government, our ideals, goals and strategies, keeping transparency at our core. We hold ourselves accountable not just to the people within our borders but to the rest of humanity, and the earth that we are part of.

• A friendly Nepal makes for a brighter Nepal.

Nepal’s relationship to the rest should base on equality and sisterly love.  We will follow policies of strategic mutual respect with our two powerful neighbors and tie our economies closely, openly and ‘strongly’ with both of them to ride along with their immense economic progress. This ensures political games remain secondary to the economic brotherhood that we will cultivate. Healthy and mutually beneficial economies with our neighbors will deter any haphazard political, social, religious conflict. Nepal is  “neutral” on all affairs associated with China and India in the near term. Nepal’s relationship with China and India supersedes relationships with the rest of the world until all Nepalis are prosperous and educated to a level consistent with the developed nations of the world. We expect our foreign policy to naturally evolve with time, or even mutate at trying times. That is why we believe a friendly Nepal makes for a brighter Nepal

• A fiercely independent Nepali is a moral Nepali.

The government and the society has no right to over-ride your private morals and your ideologies. They should never impose their religious, political and ethical ideals upon your “private” self. Powerful expression of one’s unique self helps us evolve into innovators and protectors of this world. We believe our daughters and sons will have to eventually evolve to become caretakers of this very world they inherited and safe-guard the environment they are part of. Innovation and creativity should never be stifled by the society or the political whim of the land! That is why a fiercely independent Nepali is a moral Nepali.

An open, evolving Nepal is a bright Nepal.

As times change, our thoughts shall evolve.  If we stick to ‘status quo” principles which stopped making sense with the changing scenarios, we become obsolete. The world is changing fast. In the past 100 years, from primitive non flying men to communicate thousand of miles away instantly. We will prepare our communities to absorb any positive principles that helps us evolve. What works now, may not work tomorrow. We know that and we are vigilant towards that possibility. That is why we embrace positive change brought through “common sense”.

In Summary:

Leaders of Nepal will always work to make their own jobs obsolete. The more we make citizens self-sustaining, the more leaders can work silently on nation-building. This is going to be one of the founding principles of our ideologies.

I hope you will join in this quest to bring Nepal on a path to glory and to help the world when it needs us !

Nepal ko Jai hosh !

नेपालीमा पनि पढ्नुहोला। धन्यवाद !

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Comments

  1. draft and enforce the constitution, establish law and order, and get rid of communism. Open the country for entrepreneurship, ideas and innovations. In 10 years we’ll get a new Nepal.

  2. “” Now is the time for all the good men to come for the rescue of our nation”””

  3. anyone watched the zeitgeist 3-part documentary?i recommend people to watch it and watch it fully and attentively:))i love it!

  4. Wish people would provide solutions not how it won’t work. Just my 2 cents

  5. Thank you Bimal for taking the time to write a long response. I appreciate it.nThese frustrations we have on our hands and which we have inherited, is precisely the reason why we need to group together to form a common sense movement.

  6. Guilty unless proven innocent: ramblings of a disgruntled nationrnrnA decade ago, prior to the Maoist war while Nepal was going through the so called phase of establishing democracy being governed by so called democratic leaders Nepal was third in the list of countries with the highest number of missing prisoners of conscience and today we are in a list of disgraced 13 countries with the most killing of journalists with impunity and no justice yet globally we are recognized as a democratic state!!!!!!!!rnrnProtectionism to the powerful, the nexus between criminal elements, business and politics and absolute impunity was the norm then and continues till date. This has been labeled democracy while in reality Nepal has never had democracy therefore the leaders claim that democracy is threatened is a convenient lie merely to protect their personal interests and to justify what actually exists u2013 u201cterrocracyu201d. Parties have been formed, elections held and peopleu2019s rights violated by a system of party dictatorship under the guise of democracy which in reality is nothing more than a farce. rnrnThe foundation stone to the current state of affairs was laid back then when the so called elected government refused to act against the recommendations made by the Mandal commission and it is evident today why? The desire of successive government to abuse the system to benefit personally is blatantly evident yet there has been no effort to set up any system of check and balances, transparency, accountability which in reality should have been the corner stone of any democracy. The national loot commenced and continues till date. No systems or policies have been implemented so much so that though the leader are aware that the Nepal law is skewed and favors the driver who kills an accident victim over one who merely injures therefore many try to intentionally kill the victims, yet 20 years of democracy, 2 kings, 12 Prime Ministers, 400 Ministers, 601 MPs and 7 elections later the murder in the name of accidents continue!!! Do the leaders really care? If all these people cannot pass a simple change in law what can they achieve?rnrnThere are no systems in place yet there is intrinsic an incestuous relationship between the official watchdog agencies and the organizations that they are expected to watch over u2013 for example the customs department is in bed with the smugglers, the forest department with the timber smugglers, the labor ministry with the manpower supply agencies, the police department with the murderers, the education department with the PABSON etc creating a smooth, efficient and a parallel economy of corruption whereby billions are conveniently siphoned off into personal assets violating the right to economic development of the people of Nepal. All government staff draw double salaries u2013 one from the government and other from the private organizations that they are expected to monitor. The only solution is in the Nepali general public taking on the role of being the watchdog. As Nepal continues to have the highest rates of Child malnutrition, 8 million people remain food insecure because of rising food and fuel prices, millions live below the poverty line inequality and corruption remain endemic and the leaders make a fortune peddling slogans of development and democracy. If rumors are to be believed international banks are helping in laundering money from Nepal and their biggest clients are politicians, army/police officers apart from businessmen. This needs investigation.rnrnWill anything improve? The ever persistent political posturing is merely to act as a red herring to the gross mismanagement and failure of all governments. One set of oligarchs have been replaced by another. Gossip mongers and conspiracy theorists thrive at the cost of constructive dialogue and therefore it is not surprising that leaders take offense at the statement of the ex king labeling it as a conspiracy statement whereas in a democracy any citizen of this country has the full right to express his views and opinions and though a far fetched dream, if the people of this country do want a monarchy then so be it and if it does come back it will be the failure of the leaders to deliver.rnrnAny country deserves the leaders it gets it is true. While many of the leader may not be alive to face a day when they will be made accountable to the people they have forced mid term elections on while the party has been in absolute majority, mastermind many political skirmishes, horse traded for the sake of power, indulged in flagrant corruption and unethical politics, there have been more prime ministers in the country then the number of years of democratic elections, the emphasis has been on politicking rather than governing is the norm. The ever persistent threat of a mid term election, change in leadership has given little time for stable growth and development or system building but this is what the leaders do not want. The fact that a system rather than individuals would govern is against the feudalistic mindset of the leaders of the nation.rnrnThis has leashed a Cycle of corruption, violence, ignorance and unethical politics in the county which needs to end, but it cannot for the u201ccat never bells itselfu201d and the young leaders are merely being groomed to ape the older thereby continuing the unending cycle of nepotism and not meritocracy. It is futile to think that the ordinary people will get any justice from a system that is corrupt and thrives on corruption, the justice system is itself prostituting itself to the highest bidder and acting more like a commissioning house that a arbitrator of peace and justice. In such a state the only viable solution seems to be for the people to take back the power from the government without necessary going back to the cycle of violencernrnAll leaders are merely profiteers masquerading as nationalists; functioning as middlemen to the highest bidders unleashing what should be termed as u201ceconomic terrorismu201d. The u201cRight to Knowu201d is a fundamental right and the people of the county would like to know how much money the political parties and their leaders have generated and the source of that wealth, what the Maoists have done with the billions looted from the government and continue to extort till date and how the rich have become richer while the government slogans about pro poor development u2013 that is what the government has become u2013 a mirage of slogans but little substance. As universally accepted today the issue is not so much the GDP and its growth but the equitable and fairer distribution of wealth amongst the people of the country. What measures have been taken? Of the total budget raised through taxes or donations where does the money go? What percentage is spent on social development and what goes into supporting a bludgeoning government and bureaucracy? Has any exercise been undertaken how much the proposed Federal system is going to cost the country and can we afford it?rnrnTo all the political leaders there are some questions that many people in Nepal would like to have answers to. Till date over 15000 Nepalese are dead or missing and no one is accountable? How can this be democracy? A country that is classified as LDC has over 600 MPs all at the tax payers expenses, was this discussed with the taxpayers? The right to participate is amongst the fundamentals of any democratic system yet on any major decisions – the issue of federalism, secularism, republicanism and now federalism were the people of this nation consulted?? Were referendums held? What authority, check or balance do the ordinary people of the country have over the people that govern them u2013 to say that there are elections held every so many years is an insult to ones intelligence. rnrnOur foreign debt has jumped from a mere 37 billion 20 years ago to 242 billion today. It is a known fact that around 30% of the population live below the abject poverty line, more than 77% of the population lives on less than 2 dollars a day, 45% are illiterate, infant mortality 48/1000, maternal mortality 281/100,000, 1 million children not enrolled in school yet we can spend over 14 Aarab for the Constituent Assembly. What did they achieve in the two years and instead of being reprimanded and held responsible we reward them by extending their tenure. Are the leaders holding the country at ransom? How many more will be denied their right to life, education and health before we get a Constitution and will it really make any difference? The people have to know what percentage of the national budget is spent on government and what amount is spent on social development and as tax payers the people have the right to know what services they are being provided for the money that they are paying to the government. It is believed the one District Child Welfare Board gets a measly sum of 18,000 rupees per year to protect children while the salary and perks of one MP costs us over 60,000 per month and there are 601 MPs in contrast to the 75 districts. Shows us where the priority of the leadership lies. rnrnThe state of the capital demonstrates the state of the country. It is today a concrete jungle, a dump yard, the rivers an open sewage and the fields merely a conglomeration of unsystematic building. We are aware that a major fault runs through Nepal yet unsafe, haphazard, unplanned, unregulated housing continues with the government conniving with the construction companies for profits and greed u2013 if an earthquake were to strike and hundreds of thousands of us died will the survivors have the right to sue the government and the builders on murder or manslaughter charges? The question that we have to ask ourselves is that if the leader cannot manage a city can they be expected to manage a country but the fact is that they will continue to govern for we are a people are responsible, for do we not conveniently sidestep the heaps of garbage lying in the street, zizzag through unsystematic traffic, wear a mask to not inhale the pollution and close our noses to the stench u2026u2026. we move on and we do not bother to deal with the issue u2026.. this is the state of the nation today as we all think that it is some elseu2019s mess, it will solve itself, someone else will come and clean it up but in reality it is time to act, stand up and take responsibility. rnrnThe u201cke garneu201d syndrome was however put to the test with the peace rally organized by the business leaders but their interest seems to be more to maintain the status quo rather than question the root cause of what ails Nepal and not merely its manifestations. The business, political and bureaucratic leaders are the parasites that have fed on the system and need to be tried and not paraded as harbingers of change that they pretend to portray themselves as.rnrnWhile the public opinion in this country is unequivocal about its discontent about the leadership and the failure of successive governments, ever leader in this country whether it be the king, the erstwhile panchayati leaders, the so called democratic leaders or the Maoists u2013 they are all guilty and need to prove their innocence to the people of this country. The flagrant proposition by all leaders that we should forget the past and move forward is to merely to encourage a state of impunity, legitimatize their excesses u2013 should all the abuse of power, rape, killings and murder by all parties, government and rebels, the unbridled corruption go unaccounted for? Is this democracy?rnrnIs Nepal a failed state or a state in crisis is a question that one will constantly struggle with and while the political scientists will find many reasons to debate Nepal it today one of the most unstable and dangerous places to live in. The state is unable to protect private property, provide law and order, dispense justice or promote a rule of law, prevent parallel taxation and extortions, murders and abductions or even prevent the speculated encroachment of its national borders u2013 this demonstrates that it has failed to fulfill its social and development duties the raison du2019etre for its existence. Rural Nepal lives in constant fear and the rule of the thug rather than the state prevails. The u201cmidnight knocku201d on your door by the youth wing of political parties seeking donations is the norm. In any democracy only the state should have the legitimate use of force however in Nepal lawlessness governs, the dictatorship of the party is the norm and law and order is merely for the poor and unconnected. rnrnMany would agree that conflict is essential for growth but once that conflict stage is not negotiated violence may erupt giving birth to violent conflicts. It is speculated that the Maoists war is a birth of the prevalent social injustices and lackluster attitude by all in power to deal with these perceived and real issues and injustices, mismanagement by the political leaders, the ensuing legitimacy gap and lack of a governance system in place. The Maoist led violence it seems was essential to force change upon the country. The violation of human rights by both sides merely spiraled the country into further violence. To believe that violence once it has achieved its goal would generally subside is to live in fools paradise as we have seen the country become anarchic with every section of the population believing that they have the legitimate use of violence to achieve their goals, as a result violence is endemic and in most cases in conjunction and tacit approval of all political parties and as no one is every charged, the violence based lawlessness, it seems, is here to stay. rnrnNepal is today governed by a u201cGovernment of commissionsu201d u2013 none of the big projects work because no matter how good the project the opposition party would oppose it for it would mean that they would not get the commission u2013 the scam of the MRP is all about commissions and needs to be investigated. The opaque policies, corrupt leaders, lack of system building has given rise to the new Nepalese oligarch, the one close to the powers that be that have succeeded in commissioning the nation to the highest bidder and enjoy wealth that cannot be accounted for. No individual in Nepal can today account for his wealth and equate it with his source of income and expenditure and with all successive government unwilling to look into this issue Nepal is a happy hunting ground for the quick rich. The two thriving business in Nepal are Human trafficking whether it be children smuggled into sex or labor slavery or manpower supply and the second being corruption u2013 a parallel corrupt economics thrives whereby individuals in power mortgage the nation for self gains. This parallel economy of corruption needs to be investigated.rnrnCorruption and abuse of power based scandals are rampant and continue, from the Lauda, Dhimajeeas, urea, red passports smuggling, military airplanes, to the pajeros, purchase of .22s guns for the police (wonder if they are expected to shoot crows), the supply of arms, the equipment to Nepal police on UN duty, foreign travels/visits for family as well at taxpayers expenses (this budget line has now been further augmented to total over 60 million of the year and one wonders what these visits actually achieve) to the current MRP u2013 the one question that we have to ask ourselves u2013 have anyone powerful been questioned leave alone be penalized? These scandals hit the papers and we gossip about it and then like the garbage on the street u2013 sidestep it and move on. The leaders are aware that the public has a very short memory and feel that no matter how scandalous the issue it will blow away and then it will be business as usual.rnrnMoving on to the issue of privatization of public assets forced upon Nepal by the international agencies needs also to be investigated. There was no transparency when the first batches of public enterprises were sold to the private party. Is it true that they were able to pay, to make these public properties private, through bank sanctioned loans u2013 implying that the public financed these projects so that they could become private individual businesses? What is the status of these enterprises today? An inquiry commission needs to look into this to make recommendations to the government. As in any country where the rich people pay the least taxes it is surprising that the governments are expected to sell all assets and yet continue to provide social services to the people. The issue of privatization brings in the issue of the hydo projects being pawned in very shady office in Nepal. An investigation is essential to evaluate how the licensees were issued and to whom? Was the local community where the river runs, consulted. What is their stake in it? Who benefits and has benefited from these projects?rnrnThe lack of foresight and vision along with the immoral and unethical desire by all leaders to amass wealth to support a system that thrives in corruption has been a bane for Nepal. Politics governs u2013 the issue of rural land ceiling is a real issue and policies need to be designed keeping above political interests however the issue is used as a carrot by all political parties to hide their own inefficiency in job creation, skill and market development otherwise they also need to look into the issue of Urban land ceiling which will not be done as this is where all the so called elite and leadership have their ill gotten assets.rnrnA fragile political situation is further aggravated by a corrupt, inefficient and lethargic bureaucracy hell bent on towing the political line and lining their pockets. The fact that till today there is no transparent system for promotions, selections, transfers and career pathways is merely allowing the politicians to play god. Little wonder sycophancy and corruption flourish at the cost of meritocracy. One wonders if any employee has a terms of reference against which a performance evaluation is conducted. As a result a parallel corrupt bureaucracy exists whereby all businessmen have government staff on their pay list and the nation has to pay in terms of higher prices for services to compensate for the commissions that have lined the coffers of politicians, businessmen and bureaucracy.rnrnWhen will we the people of Nepal ever learn, the sloganeering and politicking at the cost of governance has gone on for far too long. Internal failure have been conveniently blamed on the neighbor in the south, only while in opposition but while in power none of the parties have had the courage, vision or the intellect to negotiate and discuss issues in a democratic manner. First it was democracy, then secularism, then a republic state and now federalism u2013 have any of these alleviated the poverty status of the poor, promoted peace or development, equality, transparency or law and order, the only common denomination in all the mess that exists in the country are the leaders and with them at the helm nothing is going to change no matter what system or u201cismu201d is promulgated – it is time to hold them accountable and get a change we cannot wait for. rnrnWe have however no one else to blame than ourselves, we give a high status to people who have amassed fortunes little realizing that it has been at the expense of the nation and if they had not misappropriated funds Nepalu2019s poor may have got some services for whom the money was raised in the first place. Cannot we see that individuals becoming rich through corruption have made the country poor; it has been at the expense of the country and has violated our basic human rights? Do we not realize that the power lies with us, the people and that we have lent it to the leaders to build a peaceful prosperous nation and that we the people can take it back, democratically or thought the use of force at our choosing. rnrnInjustices will breed violence and in this sham of a democracy all leaders u2013 king, the so called democrats, panchas, maoists, bureaucrats, police, army u2026 all of them are u2013 u201cguilty unless proven innocentu201d yet they are honorable citizens. In a country where a leader who lost the election can be conveniently nominated to the post of the Prime Minister and deputy PM the message from the politicians is clear u201cwhat the people say or decide does not matter, we dictateu201d.rnrnFor the vast majority of the population of Nepal there is no freedom u2013 no freedom from fear or freedom from want. The unquenched greed of the people in power against the growing legitimate grievances of the people and with little mechanisms for negotiations or resolutions is bound to have negative consequences for the future but it is time for a change u2013 a change that we cannot wait for any longer.rnrnIn todayu2019s context we need to debate whether the development of the constitution is the main issue and challenge facing the country? Will it change anything or is it merely an effort to make u201cpolitics the opium of the massesu201d thereby by passing the real challenges that face the country u2013 inept leadership, transparency, accountability, peace, stability and justice. From single to multi party, authoritarian to liberal, hindu to secular, monarchial to republic and now unitary to federal u2013 has there been any change for the masses u2013 and will anything change now? You decide.rnrnAs the political farce continues in the Constituent assembly, endless baseless elections, attempts at horse trading, futile debates all at the tax payers expenses and while the journalists are provided with enough fodder to fill the papers the real issues are merely being hushed up. rnrnIt is time to face the harsh realities and not to hide behind convenient liesrnrnCitizens Forumrnrnps – sorry as the article is waaay too long but the fact of the matter is that there can be no future unless we deal with our past and future. People need to be held responsible and accountable and till that happens can there be peace or progress????rnrn

  7. It would be nice if we have a downloadable version as well.

  8. I am all for social entrepreneurship and jump starting our economy through use of entrepreneurs! we both agree on the importance of upgrading our economy at the earliest possible.

  9. Your idea sounds good but it lacks practicality.Human are oppertuinist by nature for survival and survival is guaranteed by good economy.Your idea is good for community but it does not create compitition viz no oppertuinity viz bad economy=we will end up whr we are.well being of mankind revolves around well regulated economy(not always,but in global context with current globalisation and urbanisation) so we need to focus towards regulating our economy and rest will fall into equation automatically.thanks for artical.

  10. I don't know what has happened to us, our people, our conscience, and our love for Nepal (if it's there in the first place). I love Nepal, and I don't live in Nepal. It's a sad thing that this is a reality shared by lots of Nepalese youths staying outside Nepal. All say that we don't have any opportunity in Nepal, and let's face it, more or less it's a fact. Trust me, no one wants to leave his/her country and work outside and pay tax to them.

    Ours is one of the most under developed countries in the world and yes there is lots of SCOPE to develop our country. We as a general body of youths (engineers, doctors, etc.) see SCOPE but NO FEASIBLE OPPORTUNITY to work on those scopes. Let's hope, we see some kind of infrastructure slowly getting formed in our country so that we have a framework to work on something.