November 29, 2010Prof. Dr Mohan Lohani
Dear Prof Lohani
I am happy for you and your family that all three generations are tougher. These days this kind of togetherness has become a rarity.
I agree mostly with you but there is one thing that peeved me after reading the article. Prateek wrote the article as if all the blame for the mess goes to the intellectuals and Nepali Congress was the knight in the shining armor. He is in a state of denial. Therefore, I wrote the piece to shock him out of the denial; and that is a cold truth, bitter fact.
I was hoping to receive a rejoinder from him. But he simply has calmed up!
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst
From: Mohan Lohani [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 22:58
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: FW: [NNSD] My article in Himal Khabar Patrika
Dear Ratna Sansarji,
Your comparatively lengthy reply to Pratik Pradhan's article is reflective, as usual, of your openness, frankness and, above all, your habit of independent analytical thinking. I like your argument when you define an intellectual as one who expresses his opinion in the interest of 'the motherland and the Nepali people' irrespective of his or her party affiliation.I do agree with you that the writer Pratik Pradhan deserves compliment for exposing the follies and foibles of our 'turn-coat' intellectuals and your use of metaphor 'naked' and 'clothing the emperor' is equally appropriate.No intellectual should blind his eye to the 'naked 'truth that stares at us so bluntly day in and day out.
Please accept my greetings from Phoenix, Arizona where I have come with my wife to meet my daughter and grandchildren.
Tks and regds,
--- On Tue, 11/23/10, Ratna Sansar Shrestha
From: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: FW: [NNSD] My article in Himal Khabar Patrika
To: "Ratna Sansar Shrestha"
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 8:26 AM