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12 predictions (warnings) for Nepal in the next 2 years…

Easy link to remember: bitly.com/nepal2022

नेपालीमा पढ्न यहाँ

What can go wrong in Nepal in the next 2 years (by 2022)?

I am really hoping that the following 12 predictions for Nepal will NOT come true.

But then, “Leadership is Preparedness.” The primary question that my forecast poses is, “how do we prepare best for these possible scenarios that spell cataclysm for Nepal? For a nation that has never learnt to prepare well, either we prepare ahead or suffer the catastrophic consequences of a lifetime. Anyone who is concerned for the welfare of their fellow citizens should start working towards finding and uprooting the underlying causes by building “transformational” solutions in the days ahead. And in the process prove this document’s predictions  false.

1. Democracy: Nepal will have neither free nor fair elections.”
In all future local, provincial and federal elections, winnable candidates are chosen based on cronyism  i.e loyalty to the “extractive ruling elite”. In other words, only representation from extractive few will rule Nepal. Even in non-governmental groups,  leadership of unions, professional fraternities and business federations are decided as per the whim of the “extractive ruling elites”. Elections laws,

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Responsible Citizens + Accountable Leaders = Prosperous Nation

Responsible Citizens + Accountable leaders = Prosperous Nation

Responsible Citizens = Citizens who feel it is their own responsibility to change their neighborhood and their environment. The more fortunate ones have the moral duty to lead this change. Responsible citizens change themselves first. Then they change their neighbors. They create and support a system that rewards responsibility. They are provokers who propose alternate solutions (केहि गरौँ, मेरो देश, मेरै दायित्व” kind) unlike critics who are usually cynics (doubters, complainers यस्तै हो, केहि हुन्न kind).

Accountable Leaders = Leaders who are answerable to those who put them in positions of influence. They find the time and energy to answer questions posed by citizens of their country and help remove negativity in the society. Accountable leaders hold their attitude, behavior, life-style to the highest standards demanded of any leadership. They usually would make a lot of mistakes but are more than willing to learn and rectify again and again. If they don’t know the way, they will not get in the way (for others).

Prosperous Nation = A nation where each family is prosperous enough to feed, educate and care enough. A prosperous nation believes in sustaining

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Global Nepali Citizenship

I propose issuing a special citizenship to Non-nepali citizenship holders who qualify.Lets call it for example, Global Nepali citizenship.

Who gets it?

Let Global Nepali Citizenship be a citizenship that goes to ones who work for it. Be that  time and responsibility dependent but with full rights in Nepal. No rights without responsibilities. let it be a set of criteria that you fulfill every year. Few basics would be to obey the rule of law, help be a model citizen, and live in peace without disrupting the right of others to live in peace. (Well you get the idea)

If you can fulfill a set of responsibilities, you will even have the right to vote Nepali polititicans in and out of power. And if you don’t fulfill your list of responsibilities, you will lose your right to vote, remain inside this country and enjoy other rights of Nepalis.

When you get this Global Nepali Citizenship with full rights but time /responsibility based, I feel this ensures the overall development of Nepalis to be prosperous, forward thinking and leaders of the world. Responsibilities could include investing a certain amount of money every year, paying a certain amount of tax, engaging in “mentoring & social work”

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Looking for bridge-builders

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 can take over. What we lack now, are bridge builders. Are you one? Will you become one?

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little ways YOU can help change the political landscape in Nepal

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 them on their small successes. Give them this positive energy to risk more.
# Open fan

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