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 http://tweetdebate.net/?p=61 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.