Nepal’s state-run airline has confirmed that it sacrificed two goats to appease a Hindu god, following technical problems with one of its aircraft.
There have been many ominous speculations regarding the corporate health of the Nepali national flag carrier, the RNAC(officially, NAC).
Though the government has removed the ‘Royal’ tag from all its offices, this blogger refuses to call it NAC, just for the name-sake.
I’ve worked in the corporation on one year contract some years ago. Hence, I had an opportunity to have a glimpse of just a fragment of the White Elephant.
The RNAC is a Nepal Government venture where the lowest grade staff draws a salary & allowances comparable to that of the highest ranking government officials – that’s my first definition.
Secondly, the Human Resources of the corporation can be broadly divided into four ‘royal’ groups: the hereditary Royal group obviously, the Congress Party Royals, the Marxist-Leninist Royals, and the recent revolutionary, the Maoists’ Royal groups.
Since I was there when the Maoists were still the ‘jungle’ people, I can not assess how they are doing their business as corporate leaders. Still, i think, it may be anyone’s guess.
The root problem for the beleaguered corporation lies in the ideological and egoistic tensions among these groups, in short, may be termed as the vested interest of the key political & market players.
Perhaps no other government organisation suffers the fierce competition within itself, among these highly polarized groups, to manipulate the resources & operations of the Corporation.
And the reasons are, again, too obvious to be explained.
Still, I was thrilled to find the RNAC in Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not’!
For the same reason given in the picture above.
Do whatever makes you happy. Whatever makes you happy is good, right and holy. Your happiness is the only measuring rod. Your happiness is the only truth. Everything else is false. - His Holiness Divas
The whole world is One. The idea of separateness is an illusion. - His Holiness Divas
Since the age of 21, I've never been lonely. The opportunities granted to me at the beginning helped me not only to lead a happy life but to be happy in the life I led. I have been aware of my shortcomings and my limits, but I have made the best of them. When I was tormented by what was happening in the world, it was the world I wanted to change, not my place in it. - Simone de Beauvoir
Change is the only universal law in nature. People resist the universal law of nature. As if they can resist it. And they suffer. People suffer because of their own resistance and rigidness. Otherwise, life if so simple and straight-forward. - His Holiness Divas
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? - Albert Einstein
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. - SOCRATES
The greatest pleasure in life comes by doing what people say you can not do - Walter Bagehot
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. - Leo Buscaglia
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. - Paulo Coelho
Act of kindness, big or small, are never forgotten - Aesop