When FIFA announced the goal projects for Nepal, I had thoughts that Nepal’s football will just turn upside down in a blink of an eye. That was what my initial thoughts and Mr. Ganesh Thapa was the president of ANFA. I had some crazy thoughts after that, at least Nepal will be a powerhouse of South Asia in a decade or so as I felt Nepalese love football more than any other south Asian country besides Bangladesh.
I have never played in club-level football tourneys but I have been familiar with Nepalese football since my childhood. The passion is still there. I still play futsal with my old friends now and then. As I was growing up, I used to go to Dashrath Stadium to watch games. Those days were something else. Stadium used to be full of spectators back then. I still remember some unforgettable moments of Nepalese football.
The first Prime Minister that I know was Late Mr. Marich Man Shrestha. It was during my primary school days that one of the teachers ask us “who is the Prime Minister Of Nepal” and the class said, Mr. Marich Man Shrestha. At his time we saw blockade from India. I still remember staying in the queue for kerosene, sugar, and salt.
It’s been more than 2 months we are in lockdown. I got the opportunity to visit Bhaktapur this time. Whenever I introduce Bhaktapur, I call it “Living History” as I see the traditional house and still old people wearing a traditional Newari dress.
It’s been almost 2 months that we are under lock. Few weeks back I got the opportunity to visit Bouddha, Swayambhu, and Patan Durbar Square and took some pictures of those heritage sites. This week I was able to visit Kathmandu durbar square.
Lock down a.k.a house arrest. It has been more than 50 days now. Many family have been financially struggling and more families will soon face financial hardships. Good thing is that there is still good supply of basic daily necessities like food and medicine.
The current world we live in is so advance. We have solution of everything. That was what I use to think few months back. The current crisis that novel corona virus created made me think are we so advance yet? The world is fighting back with the virus and still no one has solution for it yet beside keeping your self-isolated from public, if you are suspect then from your family members too.
I support Local Empowerment. So, I’m sharing this Everest Base Camp Trek to promote a new way of trekking where trekkers can empower the local service providers like lodges, guides and porters by booking services directly through them. #empoweringthehimalayas #freetriptoeverest