Saturday, 2 March 2019

Dhukka Hunus with Pashupati Sharma | Lutna Sake Lut | Epsiode 5

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha March 2nd, 2019 :
It’s deeply troubling that the government of K P Sharma Oli is displaying authoritarian tendencies through a number of steps it has taken since it took office in February last year. First there was an attempt to ban peaceful protest at Maitighar Mandala, followed by tacit directive on the media not to report anything critical of the government, threat not to provide government advertisements to private media and now this open threat, supposedly from cadres of Nepal Communist Party, to folk singer Pashupati Sharma for his satirical lyric called “Lutna Sake Lut Kanchha.” The trend is disturbing and it is gradually eroding the democratic credential of the government. Pashupati Sharma’s song reflects the frustration of common people over the functioning of political parties in power and their insensitivity to address pressing concerns of people. The song says that since only looters, bigots and dishonest leaders thrive in Nepal, a common man has no option but to loot if he is to survive. Yes, there are some questionable phrases in the song but it’s a parody, a satire. Apparently, the ruling party leaders directed the folk singer to remove the song from YouTube but as is the case, Sharma’s satire has become viral on social media and everyone seems be listing to it or talking about it.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.