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when looters become 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 ???

THE END. (This Film repeats again……and again……… and again in the Cinema hall near you )

The  Nepali audience claps.”what a beautiful tragedy-comedy”, some one shouts!

My question to you is, Will you save this village from the looters, or will you rather rewind back and watch this film show again and again?
Doesn’t this sound like Nepal right now?

One man is more than enough capable of changing the environment around.
If Gandhi and Mother Teressa have shown us this in neighboring India, what are we all waiting for in Nepal?
If Deng Xiaoping in China  has shown how to bring millions of chinese from poverty to prosperity, there you go!
If they can do it, we can do it better !

Lets be the change we strive for. Right now, we are all afraid and frustrated. But when we face our fears, we will win, each of us.
Life is risk. Are you going to live your life, dead or alive?

For those of you daring enough, here are some possible starts. (which I hope inspires you to start initiatives, your own way)

Start a group or a club in a political cause you belief in? If you are against bandh, open one up, or join a anti-bandh group. Find like minded people around you.  Take  a stand. Be pro-active (not passive). Change begins small!

Write, Write, Write  (first anonymously comment in news papers, then a small article, then a analysis, then write comprehensively proposing your solutions ). Remember no one is a born writer or a problem solver. Everyone learns by practicing. Your pen reaches more people than you ever imagine.

Practice convincing your views to your friends and near circle. If you can’t convince your group, you cannot convince the mob that is out there. This is the hardest hurdle !

Don’t be afraid to take sides but remain true to your views. If your views change over time, that is fine. It is natural.  Just don’t ever remain under obligations that contradict your morals! You are here to lead, not to play politics.

You are unique, go do it your own ways if you want ! No other way is better than your way! If you want to follow, follow your conscience!

We are all capable of leading in our own circles. So lead the way in your own small ways!

So What  will you do today?

some more ideas in this article. “The common sense movement in Nepal”