Lovely Idea

Here is an example of why blogs are different; and amusing than normal writing. Ranjana Oli compiles a set of quotations from famous personalities each of which is presented as an answer to the country’s burning questions.

For example:

How the Maoists and the monarchy became powerful?
“When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.” – Pearl S. Buck

King Gyanendra dismissed the elected government to put an end to corruption
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton

People of Nepal today
“In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons” – Croesus

Valentine’s Day is coming and Nepali bloggers aren’t of those who miss it. If Prem Dhakal requests the youth of the country to rise against the autocratic rule for the love of their country in United We Blog! then Suman Pradhan writes about the shopping habits and shopping malls’ advertising gimmicks in USA because:

… in this land of milk and honey, you don’t celebrate any day worth the name, let alone Valentine’s Day, without buying some expensive milk (chocolate) and blowing money on your honey.

Deepak Adhikari mixes his journalistic relationship with acclaimed writer Samrat Upadhyay to talk about the Nepali writer’s third book to be published in US – the Royal Ghosts. He also has a brief incident happened an evening which is relates to the flesh trade flourishing in Kathmandu.

And, it also looks like the municipal election is leaving some interesting issues for the bloggers. MeroNepals criticizes the election calling it a Royal Farce and says the condemns coming from various direction have proved that while Pradeep Chand writes a contradictory article about voting – I can’t really find out what he wanted to say. He said the poll boycott by the seven-party alliance a joke and says he voted fulfilling his duty and then goes on saying that some guys even voted up to five times and that he voted one for his known neighbor brother and the others for ‘as suggested by a policeman’.

Blogdai has an interview with a mayoral candidate who even has a ‘personal website’.

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