Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nepal - A Favorite Place on Earth!

Well, so I haven’t written for about nine months now. Perhaps, I was lazy. Or, perhaps, I was fed up complaining about a seemingly non-resolvable topic, that is Nepali politics.

Then as I was reviewing my blog today, as I do every once in a while, one of the news headline on the sidebar (it shows RSS feeds of news that mention Nepal) caught my eyes. It read Celebs' favourite places on earth, from Brooklyn to Nepal.

I was naturally interested and clicked on the headline to read the story. Apparently they were talking about My Favorite Place on Earth, an upcoming book by National Geographic writer Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr. The author tries to portray the earth through the eyes of some of the most celebrated people of our time.

Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler’s favorite place on earth is Nepal. That is great. As the founder of one of the most popular travel guide series, Tony Wheeler’s opinion about Nepal, I assume, carries a lot of weight. It’s wonderful to see how people like Wheeler regard Nepal so highly.

In any case, as I was reading about this book, a thought crossed my mind. Why do I call my blog Love Nepal and yet write about one area that is most difficult to love – Nepali politics? No particular reason there. Perhaps we Nepali are inherently attracted to talking about politics.

So, my goal from now on will be to look for non-political ideas to write in my blog, preferably positive things. That doesn’t mean I will never write about politics and political leaders, but I will do so sparingly. After all, if you love something, you don’t just bitch about it. You also point out the positives.