Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dangerous collusion – Government Service With Compensation!

It would be surprising to claim that government offices in Nepal are functioning properly providing all kinds of services on time with no hassle. But government records say exactly that. Following several complaints from various walks of life, the government launched a programme “service with compensation” at the beginning of Nepali New Year.

The plan was targeted at six government offices with the highest traffic of people and monetary transactions, and where corruption was more likely, including Department of Foreign Employment, Department of Immigration, Department of Land Tax, and Department of Transport Management.

The plan states that if any public work is delayed for whatever reason at these offices, line officials will be liable to pay compensations. The compensations may not be just monetary; the official may lose out on government facilities including foreign visits and promotions.

However, in the past five months, none of the offices received even a single complaint from service seekers. This indicates that government officials are working perfectly and responding to service seekers promptly. But we know that there is hardly anyone who hasn’t bribed to get some work done at a government office. Then why this anomaly?

Is it because service seekers across the country are ignorant of the fact that the government has introduced such a provision? Or are there complaints not registered?

Assuming that people are unaware of government plan will be an injustice to the government, which has publicized it through various medium including mass media. Most government offices have a big board of Citizens Charter hanging at the main gate, listing all the information.

Not everyone can read this, but those who visit government offices are not all illiterate.

So, where is the problem?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

In search of 'Fitkiree'!

Few disguised people abduct a businessman who was enjoying Dheusi – Bhailo at his home. The businessman is taken to a secret place where he could only sense cowshed.

Later releases him taking 10 million rupees as ransom.

And the case comes to police who gets the only clue – ‘Fitkiree’ name of a cow that gives plenty of milk. The businessman shares that he heard kidnappers talking about Fitkiree.

And, here starts a search for ‘Fitkiree’, the only indication that leads to the culprit. The story moves in a thrilling way where the policeman shows us every possible investigation performed to track, according to the ‘clue’. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Earth Laughs in Flower

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. 

~Emma Goldman at my garden

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FEAR OF ELECTRIC CURRENT - Unbothered Kathmandu !

Wednesday Evening , March 19, 2014

On Wednesday evening I was going back to my home from Anamnagar attending a meeting. I was walking along the road. 

No - NO ! Watch Out ! Lots of noise hit my ears - I stood still. Then realized I almost step a wire with electric current. The police asked me to walk from other side of road. I went away and started filming!  

This is definitely not a new case - in every parts of Kathmandu we can see mismanaged electric wires not just killing Kathmandu's beauty also a threat for Kathmanduities. 

Are we bothered?    

Monday, March 17, 2014

Together to Support TEAM NEPAL

(photo credit - SETOPATI.COM)
Holi, Fagu, Fagua, Ranga Panchami. 
As Shakespeare has said, a rose with any other name would smell as sweet, call this festival the way you want, the festival spreads the undying spirit of auspiciousness and gaiety.
With the country’s politics mired in differences and the constitution deadline fast approaching, Nepal's Cricket Team brought a new hope for the country and brought Nepalis closer and together to celebrate the festival of colours. 
Together, different colours present a vibrant picture. That’s the beauty of this festival. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Fighting against Bonded Labour

While others are in their deep sleep in Sonapur village of Siraha district in the Eastern Nepal, Khaiku Sada wakes up before four a.m. and readies himself for the day's work. 

His wife Manaki starts heating the left over rice of yesterday evening for the breakfast. In the freezing weather of mid-winter, outside looks pitch-dark with the dense fog. 

Clad in a torn shirt and a flimsy dhoti, he starts his work shivering.
He has been working for the past four decades at local landlord Raju Yadav’s house as a household labourer. 

Khaiku begins his work at five in the morning and works till night when everyone in the house goes to bed. “I feed animals in the morning and do household works. For the entire day, I work in the field. Again, there will be household works to be done in the evening. I have to be ready for whatever they order,” Khaiku said.