A short blog post about what happened, why, and what next in Nepal with the coronavirus pandemic in terms of mostly testing data, as random and limited as they are.
कोरोना virus contain र mitigate कसरी र किन हाम्रो सरकारले पहिलो चरणमा गर्न सकेन? यो सम्बंधी हामीसंग भएको सिमित dataमा आधारित एउटा commentary, अनि के हुनु/गर्नु पर्छ |
A society has a long way to go when people have or take a bigger issue with those highlighting, or expounding on, the issues than with the issues themselves. Nepal is one of those societies. I am sure there are a number of different reasons behind that, but here are some reasons. If we are to make social progress, we must be able to have honest exchanges and conversations about the myriad issues our society is plagued by.
Sell hope to the utterly hopeless and desperate, they’ll buy it, NOT because they are stupid. Unless you have experienced extended or prolonged despair or, worse, utter hopelessness, you cannot imagine what that is like. And in these uncertain, stressful and, for many, desperate times of the coronavirus pandemic, many, I am sure have already been and will be victimized. The situation, unfortunately, will get worse, a lot worse, before it starts getting better for many. If you have not experienced utter hopelessness, hold your judgement of those who buy hope, however.
"Khutta tanne prabidhi" is the Nepalis' tendency to and practice of not only pulling others more "successful" down, but also actively preventing others from accessing that which may make them successful. Here are two origin myths that apparently explain how it started and affirm that practice!
While, for the hill so-called high caste Hindus, Dassain is the biggest religious festival, for many others, it--along with a lot of the other things--is a symbol of suppression and oppression their ancestors suffered from. So, if, as a high caste, your sentiments are hurt by protests against it, I invite you to reflect and imagine how much and how long the sentiments of others and their ancestors must have been hurt by the suppression of, for example, their festivals.