- By Nabin Khatiwada
I finished reading ‘Microsoft Dekhi Bahundanda Samma’ last week. It is Nepali translation of John Wood’s ‘Leaving Microsoft to Change the World ‘ (just the anti-thesis of closing schools and burning tires to change the world).
My friend Bisnu offered me a program to go to Bahundanda (what an irony, it has large Gurung population). I agreed immediately to go.
I told it to Somesh. He offered (offers after offers) me to write about the tour in his blog and gave the title ‘Kantipur Dekhi Bahundanda Samma’ but asked to write a satire.
Satire! My heavy body on the hilly trek was itself a satire for me (probably not for others).
It was interesting to see the Prime Minister’s return to the capital today evening. The PM’s motorcade makes a sight to witness, when Tinkune-Baneshwor road, devoid of working streetlights, is just lit by the surrounding vehicles. More importantly, if you fail to notice, it’s even more interesting to see the traffic policemen hustling the other vehicles to the adjoining lanes. Such is their authority at those in these vehicles, and the love for the country’s top executive’s authority, you would be happy saying, “thank god, I’m just watching from the window and not in one of those vehicles.”
George Bernard Shaw, most probably, would not feature in the ‘best writer’ in the ‘favorites’ category list of many a cricket lover, for he is believed to have said once, “Cricket is a game where eleven fools play and eleven thousand greater fools watch…” Many, for the same quote, felt that he missed the point, … Read more