I love Nepal dearly, but it is going through some growing pains. It would not be good for me, my business, or anyone that I do business with, or anyone that I am trying to help, for me to discuss my uneducated political views about Nepal. I will only say, and I think that all parties concerned would agree, that corruption is a bad thing especially when it is paired with violence.
When I offered to help the Shree Nava Vijayee Mahendra Secondary School to build a library, I didn't consider how that could affect local politics. My immediate thoughts were: How much would it cost? and Who do I give the money to? But it took very little time for me to understand that there was no one person or group that I could give money to. It simply wouldn't be healthy for them. What was needed was an NGO (non-governmental organization) with established practices. So, of course, I said, "Just tell me who and I will work it out with them." But there was no reply.
|Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. He is prayed to before other deities because he helps to clear the path for communication with the other deities.|
|Kathmandu, click to enlarge|
I haven't told you anything that isn't well known in Nepal, and Raju, unlike many poorer people in Nepal, does have the resources to protect himself and his family.