October 30, 2010
Chiran S ThapaKathmandu
Glad that you have read my article “with interest.” I am also glad that you think that the vision of developing water resources for energy, employment, etc. is great. You have raised a valid question regarding the how we get to realize it within political realities and our myriad problems. And I agree with you that sequential step-by-step program and a long term view is what is required. However it is rather un-pragmatic for me to be expected to chart out sequential step-by-step program and a long term view within the space that is afforded to me in an article published in a daily newspaper. You believe me that I can supply what you expect as my vision does not merely exists in the abstract; rather I have a full fledged plan ready for implementation.
I agree that a wish list is fun but discerning eyes should be able to make a distinction between what is a wish list, or rather wistful thinking and the vision. At least someone like you shouldn’t have problem distinguishing between the two.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst
From: C.S. Thapa [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of C.S. Thapa
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:49
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: FW: Today's Gorkhapatra
Have read your Gorkhapatra article with interest. The vision of developing our water respurces for energy, employment, etc is great but, within the
political realities and our myriad problems, how do we get to realize it. A sequentail step-by-step program and alongterm view may be more practical. A
wish list is fun but nor quite vision.