In our group against Bandhs in Nepal, aptly called “Die Nepal Bandh Die”, we are continuously devising new ways to make effective forms of protest as an alternative to shutdowns. Here’s a few to start with:
Do go and piss in front of Singh Durbar (prime ministers office) in Kathmandu instead of doing the total shutdown protest… The stink will be felt ! Want to shit? even better!
Block the cars of the ministers and then hurl shit to them. Let them smell what you feel.
Remind the government of our persistent trash problems by hijacking a trash container and dumping it right in front of the officials gates.
Take some animal blood and throw it in their cars or their houses or offices to remind them, its time to think about the country after so much bloodshed.
Take pictures of the plight you care and email it in blogs, online, newspapers. Share fast, Share hard. Pictures from your mobile is the best way!
SMS (text) “घुस्या” to that official who just extorted a bribe from you. Share their number with your friends and ask them to do the same while asking them to tell their friends to do the same. (SMS in English if you can’t do it in Nepali )
Workers of Nepal, instead of stopping work, make the managers realize your pain by doing work mischievously. like only making left slippers in the slipper factory
Threaten to picket /ban news media if they post /show negative news for more than 10% of the total news time. Make news about nepal positive! Make Monday, a positive News day every week !
Make a list of politicians who are black listed for dereliction of their duties and then go make graffitti of them in front of their house. Everytime they do a bandh, take/develop and then post a picture of someone who suffered and paste the photo on their gates or on the street opposite. (or email them :) )
Make the center of Kathmandu city, vehicle free from 9 to 5, always. and do your protest there or shopping. Everyone comes there to protest or to shop!
Add your crazy ideas to the list! Come on, I know you can better this list !