Here are two photos that I recently came across of the Gurkha soldiers in Afghanistan. Thank you to Suniita Adhikari for sending over the photo she found of Prince Harry with the Gurkha soldiers. And the person who took the photo of the QOGLR troupe, you are a legend. The photo has already become so ‘Facebook’ popular. Unfortunately, it has also invited a lot of criticisms. I have a huge respect for the Gurkhas, the soldiers from the past and the soldiers of the present and tomorrow. Their loyalty, dedication and sheer determination has given them a heroic status. It’s unfair to label the Gurkhas as being a ‘sellout’, if that is the case then please think about the many Nepalis who have gone to study abroad and ended up making a living there. Likewise, many highly-skilled and educated individuals from Nepal have also left for better opportunities abroad. Trying my best to steer away from any debate here… One must also acknowledge and realise all the direct and indirect advantages being brought over by the Gurkha Money! Remittances, development and so on. However, this alone is not enough and I understand that. 

Complaining about Nepal is something we all do but we seriously need to stop. The time to seek solutions is nearly past us yet we fail to acknowledge it. With the network we have, with the resources we can access and the money we can get, together – we are on a road for a better Nepal. Politics and the situation; it will always remain a challenge. Yet, that does not mean we give up hope, let us learn to look over it, look around it and take the leap for the betterment of the nation and the people. The ongoing brain-drain and migration of many educated youth surely does not help. Nepal needs those ready to take action, we’ve got too many thinkers, we need doers; to take the lead and be an example that others would wish to follow. Realistic is what we need to be. Our teachings and the awareness that we raise today won’t make the change we want to see at this instant. Let it spread… have patience… 

Things will change.

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  1. lex you are just another hypocrite who talks great abt nepal and also criticize as well. You should be more concerned abt your country UK.. stop sittin in UK n talkin BIG..

    • doesnt matter which country u sit in if u dont have the heart and wiligness u sitting in nepal also wont make a differnce. on the otherhand even if u are abroad yet u have the heart makes a great difference. lex is doing a good job but can do better if he does deep research in matters relating to national concern so that he may be able to present the reality.

  2. Mr RAjesh dahal u should be incouraging lex instead of being rude coz u r jelious, ATleast he is giving what he can, using his website to aware nepalese all around the world.wherever he is whatever he does no matter which country’s citizen he is ,U CAN’T CHANGE ANYONE’S NATIONALITY.EVEN U R LIVING IN NEPAL TELL ME ONE THING U DID FOR NEPAL THATS GREAT ENOUGH TO INSPIRE someones thought about Nepal.STop pulling your own peoples leg .JAI NEPAL

  3. Mr RAjesh dahal u should be encouraging lex instead of being rude coz u r jelious, ATleast he is giving what he can, using his website to aware nepalese all around the world.wherever he is whatever he does no matter which country’s citizen he is ,U CAN’T CHANGE ANYONE’S NATIONALITY.EVEN U R LIVING IN NEPAL TELL ME ONE THING U DID FOR NEPAL THATS GREAT ENOUGH TO INSPIRE someones thought about Nepal.STop pulling your own peoples leg .JAI NEPAL

  4. @Rajesh~ it’s so easy to diss others, isn’t it? Atleast Lex is doing something and there’s a great sayin, “something is better than nothing”. Because of him, many of us are aware of things happening around in the Nepalese community, be it in UK or in Nepal. A lot of us appreciate him. So stop calling him a hypocrite. And Lex, keep doing the fantastic work that you do! Jai Nepal. 🙂

  5. @Rajesh Dahal that is so big coming from you.Like Ronish said,tell us a single good deed you have done for Nepal.They are people like you in our society. So no wonder Nepal hasn’t had a transition for better.But then again we do need people like you so that we can be stronger to move forward.If you can’t do anything right at least don’t stop others who can.

  6. lex only does the talkin…his a self proclaim celeb!! but in reality his a time pass journalist whose under qualified . dont ask what i have done for my county nepal. i know my country more than lex where as lex is good at acting or tryin to be one! i feel sad for him

  7. damn Prachanda’s step son was the first to comment or is it our superstar Rajesh Hamal with his substitute surname..wink wink

  8. @Rajesh Dahal I pity your ignorance. Part time or full time, who gives a shit if he can make an impact with what he does. You proclaim to know more about Nepal than Lex, but I am sorry to say you are delusional.You talk about under qualification.I think you are one of them stereotypical people. Here’s a history lesson for you, Look at the list of world’s genius people and tell me if they were qualified.On the contrary if you knew so much about Nepal you should at least know the list of our country leaders who are, in your words, under qualified.

    You certainly seem to amaze me Rajesh Dahal. At one instant you say Lex only does the talking followed by he is a self proclaimed celeb and you finally end your comment by saying he is good at acting.What is this phenomenon called? Rajesh Dahal Cycle! Jokes aside!

    “Lex should be ashamed of his Nepali name to create a fake English name… grow up kiddo” Have you not heard or learnt about pseudonym.

  9. A soldier

    A brave man walks alone
    with no care for the wind
    a path dreaded by so many
    death pass by him endlessly
    He gives a smile
    A simple smile, that conceals all the pain
    he took what no other longed
    He dusts his pant and a helmet
    he readies himself again but waits
    and pulls a long drag of cigarette
    and blows thick smoke in the air,
    that smoke slowly vanishes into the air
    then,…there is long silence
    but for a sound of a heartbeat
    A beat that is so strong
    unlike yours n mine

  10. Political n parties leaders between matra antagonism create huncha in the name of making the country baneko ta yaha jhantaa jhantaa bich pani hudo rayheycha,plzz Nepali saathi bai If sumone is saying or doing smth good for their country we must praise He/she watever reason is , yesto taal dekda imagine by Beatles gauna maanlagyo Kai madal pass hanata bro hahaha peace no offence hai. Jai Nepal

  11. Gentlemen!!!! what ‘s the end result of this debate…??
    There have been so many questions arouse in my mind, few of which I am listing over here.
    1. Why citizen of our country has to go abroad be its for better education or other basic facilities.?
    2. Why even in 21st century, Gurkhas are fighting for the country like U.K??
    Also I have found in most of our Nepali Bhai , that they are more passionate to be a British Army rather than Nepali Army ???

    Sequence of My question is not structured but again there are so many “whys?” in my mind.

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