Right now, a very small group, maybe about 1% of Nepalis, they rule over the rest of us. We follow them (overwhelmingly unwillingly).
These people excel by harming the interests of Nepalis. They rule by installing fear into your lives. They take undue advantage of our patience and dis-unity. Some may even say, they treat us like slaves.
Is there an alternative to this? Yes I believe, there is.
Be the other 1% .
Why is this important?
Because the rest of Nepalis (the 98%) are followers, sheeps waiting for an alternative. Who-ever (you?) creates this alternate 1% stand a good chance of shaping Nepal’s future.
So who could be the alternate 1% ? I would start with us, the “common sense leaders, the one percent-ers“. (see the image below).
This ? Are you part of this ?
More importantly, are you organizing your group to be part
Continue reading be the other one percent.
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
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
Continue reading little ways YOU can help change the political landscape in Nepal
You have been ruling us for some time now, some of you, for 5 or 10 or 15 or even 20 years now.So we want you to answer a few questions below.
- Why are 601 constituent lawmakers needed when at the end only 3 or 4 politicians decide everything for them?
- Why do you stop hydro-power companies from investing here, if you talk about hydro-power as a major export and development catalyst for Nepal? (we go 14 to 18 hours without electricity a day each winter)
- Why do you talk about democracy, when you issue “whip” to your members to only be allowed to vote along party leaders lines?
- Why do you talk about us youths as Nepal’s future, when we are clearly the “present” of the country? (82% of Nepali are under 40)
- Why do you call other countries to help and beg for aid if you don’t want any foreign interference? (30% of economy runs on aid)
- Why does Bagmati
Continue reading Common sense questions for Nepal’s rulers
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 ???
Continue reading when looters become rulers