For the second straight day, I forget to visit Ajay Shah, the dentist at Kantipur Hospital. I was supposed to see him yesterday. I was too busy in the evening. I remembered only after 7 PM, half an hour later. And when I remembered, I was stuck with works.
In the early evening yesterday I was roaming around the BICC complex in New Baneshwor, observing the activities associated with the general convention of Nepali Congress Democratic. There were a few beautiful girls but before I could see them more closely, my cell phone started buzzing with my former editor Bijay Kumar on the line. Then there was my boss Narayan Wagle. I was summoned back to the office and my dating with Indian ambassador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee (on video) started.
Before going to BICC, I was restless as I realized there was nothing to do for me. I was tired with sitting in front of computer. I felt so much lonely that I was like what the hell is happening with me! After having 5 pieces of Mo Mo (half plate) I quickly decided to go to the convention center.
Today was a bit different. After partly attending a face-to-face program at Reporters’ Club where actors spoke on upcoming municipal elections (they were divided on the issue as some supported the elections where as others opposed the move), I went to meet a wonderful person. I cannot write much about that meeting here because she has explicitly told me not to write anything about the meeting here. Let me quickly say that I thoroughly enjoyed the time and perhaps for the first time in my meetings with girls I did the most of the talking. I hope I did not talk too much or more than necessary. I felt like having another cup of coffee but that would have made 3rd in a row!
While talking, she made a striking point about the problem that working girls have to face in Nepali society. At one point, I was moved, deeply, and felt guilty about being a male member of the society. Our society is male dominated and even girls like the one I am talking about who is extremely talented and educated find hard time utilizing their potentiality. I think I cannot forget the conversation and, particularly that point, in the days to come.