Most of the stories Upadhyay weaves in come from upper class families, that too, of Kathmandu and tends to ignore the hillbilly. At times, it reads weird as if the author himself is torn between two cultures, therefore he seems incapable of making the story very reliable.
When it came to productivity and yielding crops, his strategies and knowledge started coming into fruition. He learned things about productivity, market, and monies by doing things on the farm without knowing or studying what money is, what it means to be rich, or what market exchange is.
“You are my pride, buddy, but who will pay your worth as a Ph.D. so better stay where you are now,” he looks serious. “Look at the future of your daughter, think about your wife’s happiness.”My friend has no clue how unhappy I am because of not being in my own country. I want to be back in Nepal.
मेरी छोरीको पनि त्यसैगरी हातमा चुरा होला, गलामा पोते, निधारमाथी सिन्दुर । कस्तो संँस्कृति हो नेपाली समाजको ? के यि सबै कृषाले गर्न सक्ली ? आँखाभरी आँसु भरिएर आयो । दुध अघि नै उम्लिएर आधा भन्दा बढि पोखिसकेछ । जति थियो त्यसैमा चियारंग हाले र झ्याल बाहिर हेर्दै सुरुप—सुरुप पारे । हिउँ पर्न रोकिएको थियो तर सेताम्मे थियो बाहिर ।
What might be the reason of a suicide? Why might people tend to commit suicide? How one’s suicide affects the lives of the survived ones and in what way? How can the survived ones cope with such a horrendous incident in life? Is suicide a topic for whether it is moral and ethical or rational? What can be the future discourse on suicide? How important is it to discuss with children?