Nepali tweeps discuss social change #civilvig

Yesterday I touched on a twitter debate initiated by nepali tweeps which focused on the country’s current situation and how to remind the seemingly deaf leaders that the people are watching and listening; and that the days of fooling the public with empty rhetoric are gone.

It was an interesting discussion, you can go the posts here or search twitter for #civilvig. Next debate is coming up in five days from today- on Friday.

One of the most interesting and also very telling aspect of he discussion was the everyone agreed fundamentally that our current system in Nepal needs to be changed. Not one participant was beholden to party line politics. If you are a researcher you may see that as a skewed set of participants which does not include the real mass but I see that as a positive. Yes, the group of participants in the discussion is skewed because let us be honest, how many people in Nepal have access to internet and in midst of this power crisis how many can use the Internet for non essential purpose. Still the fact that we have people who see things without the ideological goggles is refreshing. Number of participants were from diaspora.

That brought up a question, if you are really concerned about Nepal then why did you leave in the first place? Hmm, what I see in this question is not accusation but just sadness that says because of large scale migration of nepali youth, the country is suffering. Could we, the migrants, be blamed for nepal’s current situation?

That is a loaded question I know, we will discuss that further in next post. Until then, please post your comments here and you can follow me at twitter @bhumikaghimire

Please check out the debate and if possible, participate this Friday.

2 thoughts on “Nepali tweeps discuss social change #civilvig

  1. Unique Indigenous Group in Nepal Remains Isolated, Landless

    The Santhal community is an indigenous group in eastern Nepal. With their own customs, language and religion, Santhals remain isolated and unaware of rights to preserve their identity.
    by Tara Bhattarai Senior, Monday – March 28, 2011
    JHAPA DISTRICT, NEPAL – The clock reads 7 p.m. on a gloomy winter evening. Rajgadh village, located in the Jhapa district in the southeastern corner of Nepal, glows from the dim light of oil lamps. As Shree Tudu, 57, cooks dinner on a clay oven in her “kitchen,” a small straw hut in the middle of a field, a makeshift metal pipe clanks in the wind periodically, disturbing the calm evening. The fire’s heat keeps the front of her body warm, but her back can’t escape the cold as dew drenches her yellow scarf.

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    • thanks for the link. issue of the landless has not been given much space by the media and of the infrequent attention they get, it is mostly negative and focuses more on their poverty rather than the arrogance of the state and local and local government.

      we hope you will visit us regularly.

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