April 8, 2010
Prof. Dr Mohan Lohani
Dear Prof Lohani
Yes, we in Nepal don’t have monopoly over mediocrity. There are “short sighted” mediocre people in these multilaterals and, more seriously, there are people in Nepal who worship such people in these institutions. This is our misfortune. Besides, there are self serving people both in these multilaterals and in Nepal, and the people in Nepal is caught between the two like between deep sea and devil.
Nepal’s powers-to-be blindly toeing the line prescribed by the such people in these multilaterals is at the root of the problem. We in Nepal should decide what is good for us ourselves and accept financing from these for the things that are in our interest. Not the other way around. But I wonder when will powers-to-be in Nepal learn and practice this!
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha
From: Mohan Lohani [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 8, 2010 5:30
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: Fw: Interaction program last Friday
Dear Ratna Sansarji,
Thanks for forwarding your comments which you made at the Interaction program organized by Lila Mani Pokhrel.Most of your comments are sensible and your information about Arun 111 is revealing.If we had accepted the terms of World Bank,there would have no power generation.This is how international financial institutions like World Bank and IMF throttle third world countries which have no clout in these institutions.
Tks and regds,