Month: November 2013

COURAGE THE COWARDLY WORD

Isn’t the title contrasting? I deliberately wrote it that way because from the conversations I have heard over the years, disappointingly, they point to the fact that people are being misled to lend their trust to the word courage. The conclusion that I have come to is that the ones involved in such actions just showed off their definition of courage to gain what I call very naive impression from others. They leave a disgusting impression because all they can do is backbite and when it comes to walking the talk, they become the innocuous spectator who thought that the reputation which they had earlier will do the trick. Foolish folks (I hate these impression-seekers)!
Imagine the common scenario in our school. When we feel that our subject teacher is not proving his intellectual ability and the teaching style is not promising to make the students absorb the subject matter effectively, all we do is dig up his flaws when he is writing something on the board. Inspired from the soap-operas, we backbite and, if possible, are ready to spend 24 hours discussing that the teacher needs serious improvements or in extreme cases, we feel we should kick him out. We do so either to ensure that the backbites will be heard by the teacher himself or to make our peers fall into the impression that we can do such big talks as we have the advantage of being a reputed academic intellect. Seldom do we realize that it does not even have a one in a billion chances to produce the projected result. That is why we should think twice before we let others feel that we have the guts to talk big but deliver nothing. 
It takes real courage to act as you wish to and impressions don’t come in the way.
Whatever I am saying have already been a part of my life. There were moments when my peers thought that coming to a verbal conclusion only among us would show the solution to our problem. Moments when we just stared at the ceiling or stood tirelessly at the side of our bed right after our supper (in a large group, of course!) telling how rubbish the ideas presented in the class were and that the teacher been criticized should have never taught us. In contrast, Pain filled our bodies when we pictured ourselves standing even for a brief two minutes sharing the drawbacks that we had gathered after a thorough Hercule Poirot styled investigation directly to the teacher in question.
Sometimes, creepy thoughts like audaciously presenting the drawbacks to the concerned teacher or writing a letter of no confidence delineating the problems swirled in my heads. They began to pile. It was only after a very long time that I was capable of breaking loose from the chains of I-thought-you-a-good-student thought that I pictured of the teachers having about me. It occurred to me that if someone at the present state doesn’t stand up, then the next set of students would have to live through the torture of organizing a forum to find ways to spot his weaknesses. The thought of acting courageously carried no importance to me. All I cared was for my peers and my brothers to ease the pressure a bit. Luckily, with the help of some of my friends, I was able to bring the issue into light (trust me, it was the hardest yet damn care thing I had done in my life). 
Don’t fall into the idea of me bragging about my definition of courage. As simple as defining the term, it is crucial for us to move ideas into action. With the initiative from one of us, it will be passed down to others and cordial relationship will be established. Even the folks enjoying the amenities of standing on a better academic ground should DO something about the issue. Don’t fear about your impression being ruined when you talk to your teacher about his drawbacks. Just believe that the teacher will gladly accept your opinions. After all, he is wise enough to teach you that all humans make mistakes and it is necessary to correct them before others fall into its impression. 
It is thus necessary to use the word in a benign way. Courage,says Ambrose Redmoon, is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. We should be selfless in this situation. Do not regret losing the chance you had when your person in question was cool and you had all the support from your friends. Be courageous enough to lure him into committing an effective teaching display the next time he visits your class. And it is not the case of pinpointing drawbacks to your teacher only, the courage in you should sprout whenever the situation demands. That, I believe, is a greater virtue than merely displaying courage. Until then, don’t bring a disgrace to Courage.
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BE A SPORTS FAN

Last time when I checked my inbox, I was surprised to find an unfamiliar question: Can you suggest some good blogs to read? Without any second thought, I quickly replied with ease to the sender suggesting him to be a sports fan to get the most out of the blogging world. Some may argue with my suggestion and deem ridiculous. But for me, I don’t care as long as it is the right thing to do and right thing it is. Now, what about those folks who are nowhere near the boundary to immersing into a sport? Well, at least they should follow one of these adventures if all of these aren’t possible.
Some of you might already have felt frustrated in your quest to understanding the point I am trying to convey. Let me tell you once again that being a sports fan is the best way to break the daily monotony of life. An avid sports fan knows how relieved he feels when his team displays a promising performance. He enjoys every bit of it as there aren’t days like these in his office. The excitement and vigor fuels him with cheerfulness and, to some extent, it becomes a tradition to brag to his peers. He even challenges his opposition to know about their clubs’ rich culture and makes them feel inferior in understanding their team. For the later part, he knows that there are no shortcuts than to search everything that his team holds or boasts of; but ultimately, he feels pleased to gather proof that he IS the team’s biggest fan and, in the process, pushes the KNOW YOUR TEAM BETTER to distant memory.
Where would you see such pose? Soap operas, in front of mirror?? NO, the only place is Sport!
Don’t get misled to follow soccer and cricket only when I mention you to be a sports fan. I know that most of you are familiar about these two but it is good to check other options as well. Why not to devote yourself to lawn tennis, formula one or even golf? Moreover, if you find yourself passionate about chess or scrabble, why not get accustomed to these indoor games and in the process, gather as much knowledge about them as possible? Just don’t play them, know what is happening in the global arena.
Look, the thing about NOT being a sports fan (I really detest folks who don’t fall into this category, seriously) is that they just don’t have as much joy to cherish as the sports fans do. After a long week of work, what do you have for the weekends to divert your attention to? Skipping, shopping or reading books?? Ok, I am not mocking these choices and I am ok with you guys to spend the day doing these naive things. What I don’t get is what have you planned for the evening for the rest of your lives? Sometimes, I feel that you people are stupid. Stupid in a sense that the weight of living is very heavy for you to live by.
People who aren’t sports fan are innocuous when a sports fan switches their soap-operas and tunes to a sports channel (believe me, it is one of those moments when all you have left to do is either stare at the screen dumbfounded or picture yourself learning Mandarin!). 
The best thing about being a sports fan is that you can increase your family circle. Wouldn’t you want to know more of the person who shares a common interest with you? For example, if someone likes Buttercup, I bet you will move a step further into asking more of his interests. The same is the case for a sports fan. Once you get to know that both of you like the same team, a bond grows and psychologically speaking, conversations start to flourish. To make it more clear, most of the followers that I have on twitter are Arsenal fans and we share our opinions continuously. It is like I have another family to share joys and frustration with. Also, the ones whom I follow are somehow related to the sports world. 
Back to the suggestion that I gave to my friend, I emphasized on it because most of the good writing that I have appreciated over the years have come from sports analysts or sports fans. Unlike other fields of writing, a sports article delivers you with awesome adjectives and convincing opinions. Moreover, the thirst for knowledge compels us to get hold of it. 
It is such a wonderful feeling to be a sports fan and spend your weekends watching the best from your players. Be it Roger Federer, Thierry Henry, Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher or Adam Gilchrist, I have always tried to know about them by never missing their games or by going through what the media are talking about. 
Now that you have come so far, why not get involved in one of the sports? Just try to watch a full game and be a part of it for the rest of your life. It is that much easy. I am sure you will feel so much joy than the time when you felt after your exams were over. 
So what are you waiting for? Just tune in to a sports channel! Let the adventure begin! 
(PS: If you want to get suggestions on which sport you should follow, do so freely. This article is directed to folks who spend their time practicing soliloquy in front of the mirror. No kidding.)

FOR THE FIRST TIME

Most of you will probably have some memories of shedding tears intermittently on the first day ever of your school life. The very thought of spending eight hours or more away from your parents for the first time was enough to send you in a state of misery as you tried to battle your fear of new faces. But why do such memories stay deep rooted in our subconscious? Why is it that everything we have done as part of our first time adventures haunt us very often than the daily incidents?
Sometimes, first times spent together are life long remembered.
All of us vividly remember the long stretches of lectures that we received from our elders when we failed for the first time in our tests. Some of us even cherish those first moments when we gave a damn to respecting the rules that were the very foundation of an institution. The common example would be the first visit to the restricted area of my alma mater BLACK GATE AREA. To put it straight, some things that were beyond our wildest imaginations tend to capture the essence of the naivety and make remembering subtle experiences worth time spent on. 
It seems that however hard we try to forget these moments, we just do not have the courage to do so. How can we forget our very first live football match of our favourite club? Certainly, we cannot. It is absolutely out of question. I believe, for some, these moments become an advantage to brag about to their peers. Wouldn’t you want to look loquacious when you move around your classroom yelling about your very first slap to your friend who is of the opposite sex? And after this incident, won’t you reminisce it when you find a similar case from your child some 15-20 years later? I bet you do!
There are times in our life when we feel nostalgic about; like the one when our best band visits our home town and we enjoy the energetic crowd cheering along with us. While few moments of first times take away the spotlight away from us and their scars get embedded in our emotions. One in particular would be our involvement in alcohol addiction as it sparks unrest in the family. The victim would not have time to realize that his innocence at the very first time of taking a glass of alcohol had cost his status in the society and the stakes are high as he fears being ostracized from his society.
Whatever the trauma our first time leads us to, the experience brings us fresh memories to ignite our excitement. It creates a link among us that is very crucial to our lives in the later part of our career. Our first times make the bond between the people directly involved in it very strong and reliable. We begin to discover and share other similar experiences in the days to come, and a trend suggests that we spend our time together with the person involved directly in our adventures more than with the others. 
Psychologically,our body pushes us to maintain the relationship status that we have been carefully knitting with our actions. We cannot live without their continued support in difficult times. Those first connections play an important role in the development of our relationships and assure us to seek hope in difficult times. That way, we have less time dedicated to worrying about the strong thread losing its lustre. These first moments also provide a glint of hope and happiness when there are none to look after.
Still, there are a lot of other reasons to debate about why some first moments stick at the back of our heads long after the incident while others don’t. The ephemeral happiness that we express is a consequence of arduous attempts that we have put into making it happen or the selfish desire to bring  a smile in someone’s face. Well, whatever the infinite reasons we may come across, it is necessary to build our list of first times very carefully and enjoy every bit of it as first times lose their charm when they become second. 
That’s why Make every first experience something to brag about for the rest of your lives…

F1: TOO FAST OR TOO SLOW?

This is the month when Macau celebrates its 60th Grand Prix in the Formula One calendar or better known as F1. Most of you may not even know about this breathtaking sport that has ruled the world since 1930s. As for the people who know at least something about this sport, even they don’t seem to be lured by the speed of the cars and the nail biting moments that it has delivered ever since. But my real appreciation goes to the folks who have followed every single story of F1.
I have been into F1 when my brother once again changed my cartoon channel to tune into Formula One race. Honestly, I had never heard about the lavish sport before. The closest that I had come so far was playing NFS in my PC and which is not even an F1 sport! So basically, it was another sport whose statistics I should now begin to weigh to search options into my dedication to the sport. Thankfully, in my era into the sport, the world was relishing the scintillating performances of the legendary Michael Schumacher. Although my brother did not reveal much about the sport, I consistently watched the races to try my luck at understanding the sport. And after watching how Schumi raced to the pole position in the qualifying races and ultimately the coveted races the next day helped me to cherish everything that the sport promised for this amateur viewer.
Told ya! Nothing gets interesting to watch the F1 crashes and cashes.
Over the next few years or so, I was very much into the sport and could clearly make others understand about the sport. After Schumi retired, I was a big fan of Kimi Raikonnen but these days, he is not so enthralling to make you addict to the game. Instead, it is 24 year old Sebastian Vettel who has won his 4th World F1 Championships this year becoming the youngest racer ever to do so. But the sad thing about conveying this stats is that most of you who are reading this do not truly understand the significance of this high-flying sport. 
Whenever I asked some of my friends about this sport, all they could say was that only the name was familiar to their ears but they were nowhere near to getting addicted to this lucrative sport. While for those who knew much about the working of the sport, they were not so enthusiastic to spend a whole two hours or so watching 70 laps around the same track. In other words, the sport was very boring. They considered spending their time watching the weekend films on their idiot box. What they did not know was that anything was possible in between these magical moments and which booked their headlines in the media the next day.
I honestly consider that to be the reason that the sport is clearly not getting as much attention as soccer. I guess this will serve as a statement to prove how cash-full this sport is: Fernando Alonso earns double of what Christiano Ronaldo earns in a week. 
See, what else can be so pulsating than to spare your time to the lavish sport. That is the reason for stating my catchy title because however rich and fast the sport is, there seems to be a barrier to luring audience into the sport. I promise you, just watch one full race. It will surely give you a heart attack with nail-biting encounters of an F1 car crashing into the other one and sometimes a blazing car in the middle of the circuit and deafening silence at the end of the race to decide which racer will take away your hearts. So just get addicted into the sport and chill out!

GIVE AS MUCH THOUGHTS TO THIS ONE AS WELL

Many a times in our lives we have seen people throwing away thousands of money just in the name of respecting some highly rated business leaders, political leaders and the anticipated people in this list ‘the celebrities’. Whenever there are some occasions to welcome these personalities, the organizers don’t leave a place for the audience to criticize on. I am strictly mentioning ‘throwing away money’ because they forget to pay attention to the subtle yet important issues going around instead of spending hundreds of hours and money for a person whom they have heard of only in the media. 
I know the question you are probably thinking about: Is this blogger insane to show his outrage at a revered practice? Indeed, I admire your concern at this and I will be glad to erase the doubts swirling in your minds. 
First of all, let me demonstrate an example. Imagine the time when a school decides to celebrate its annual school day and comes out with a once-in-a-lifetime plan to invite a reputed celebrity. It knows that the celebrity will not grace the event if a hefty sum of money is provided to him or if the decorations are not very lucrative enough to lure his busy schedule in sparing some time for this function. And so the preparations begin. After a week, the school is as attractive and expensively decorated as a five star hotel. What the school could not achieve in a lifetime, the expectations filled in with the arrival of a celebrity achieved the feat in less than a week. 
“Instead of inviting me, it would have been wise to spend the money for decorations to renovate these temples.”
Finally, the day arrives. The celebrity is left in shock at the decorations the school has put up because analyzing at the nearby infrastructures, it seems to be in a budget crisis. But the school does not worry about it; after all the celebrity convinces himself that it is something he truly deserves(and he thinks that it is a must!) as part of his stardom. The function continues and an hour has already passed by. However, with the busy schedule on his way, the celebrity cuts his promised stay at the programme and leaves early. 
So far so good as it provided the audience to witness the making of history with their very own eyes. They are rejoiced at the opportunity of taking a close up of the person that they have only read in the local magazines. As for the organizers, they shun their decision to call this celebrity as he did not fulfill his promise. We should have brought another one,they say. 
But I say, You should not have brought any one.
I know the organizers will be mad about my statement and why shouldn’t they be? They have every right to be. Even I couldn’t leave away the thoughts of meeting my childhood hero. 
Sadly, in all these circumstances, we miss a point that needs to be addressed. We forget that doing so would mean accepting everything our ego orders us to do. We fail to divert our concerns to add more entertaining books to the library instead of displaying a lavish source of wealth when we had nothing much to depend upon before the event. 
Why can’t we utilize our expensive budget for school day to buy hundreds of books for our students or to buy desks for other schools’ students who dream under a roofless and desk-less classrooms to becoming a reputed engineer? Why can’t we use the money that we had to clear our debts before it is too late? Why do we let ourselves be fooled by the idea of garnering respect and fame by bringing a superstar? 
We can receive undreamed respect if we are able to drastically change the life of meager persons by listening and acting towards their problems. This will bring dignity for the school authorities for paying attention to modify the livelihood of its community. It will accumulate praise for its services and may even inspire other schools to make the best from the money for the issues that need immediate attention than those that require huge focus but deliver ONLY ephemeral respect(or is it none at all?).
Sometimes, I think that if all the money that a political party spends on the pamphlets went for development works(kind of on the spot types) rather than watching a car just throwing them out of its window; it will make a significant contribution to the society and maybe even gather promising votes for which they have been longing for. Or, take the case of hundreds of galas being organized in the cities. I know that it is a business that they live to die for, but at least, can’t they allocate a small amount of money from the sold tickets for the people in the west or for those children who lost their right to education during the Maoist insurgency? This way, it delineates the generosity that we once thought had faded in mankind. 
It is my sincere request that next time you do anything that involves bringing celebrities or leaders, think twice. It is not necessary to call them. Instead, invite a farmer who has toiled for the upbringing of his child and who only dreams of his child to be literate enough to free his family from loans. That will be the better idea. You will also get inner satisfaction for your deed. After all, happiness is something that we get from these little things…

TIMES CHANGED, THOUGHTS DIDN’T

Just be straight in answering this question:How many times have you experienced an elder explaining that his time went so fast that he could not do something that was entrusted to him and suddenly you sense that you are dragged into his discussion as he sees you as the capable one since you are very young?

Most of us surely have gone through this stage at some point in our lives. Some of you may even realize that these are the exact conversations that you come across when you start blabbering to the kid who was busy watching cartoons on the tv. You call him and start caressing his hair and say, “Look, kid. All my life was a mess and I could do nothing to make my life productive. Also, I am withered like an old flower and have nothing much to offer. As a result, since you are so young, I can only think of your generation to be able to do what our generations haven’t done.” 
Hang on a sec, you are just over 30s or 40s and are already considering yourselves too old to do anything? This is not how you should be acting! Amidst these concerns, you tend to forget there is a whole life waiting for you to plant the seeds of success which will grow to inspire the next generations to follow in your footsteps. Then why should you pass on your passive involvements to the youngsters and spin lame excuses just to make them believe that the elders are nothing but a piece of trash? It is such a pity fact to explain to the youngsters. 
Sometimes, I even imagine these elders(the ones who gave us a political type promising speech) being called upon by their elders when they were young and who listened to the identical soporific lecture from the old people. I even search for responses they must have given to these dull advice. If they heard what their elders had to say, shouldn’t they start working on their prophecies and promise to fulfill it until their very last breath? Shouldn’t they seek for a way out to inspire the future generations and decide to end this flawed practice?
It is a shame that even though times have changed, you were unsuccessful in freeing from the aforementioned thoughts. You let these thoughts get passed through generations and did not care to think about changing the practice. You did not, for some brief time, dare to become an iconoclast for this noble cause.
By the way, I have a piece of news to lift the elders’ hearts! Turns out, medias of Nepal call 80s over political leaders as youths. On the news, they gladly mention that 84 year old Ram Giri, a youth leader,…and so on. Considering this as a standard to measure the age to define youth, it is sure to make your age of 40s a double youthful one! Then, what are you waiting for? Why the desolation sparkling up your face? You should not just sit idle and put blames on your senile body. I believe, there is still the youthful spirit that you once had to contribute to something in the society. Stand up to end the trite promises that you include in your lecture right in your generation. I believe that people like you can still inspire the buds not through your words but through the arduous works that you perform right in front of them. Don’t let your sons fool your grandsons by saying that they have become very old and their generations can do nothing. 
 I firmly believe that people like you who are retired from their jobs should continue living their lives as if it never did. This way, it gets integrated into the system and the next generations will continue to strive as an example of an indefatigable generation who always worked despite their old age instead of blaming on their worn out body for the lack of productivity. Who knows, in the near future, with this change in thought, the future generations will have turned our country into a first-world and maybe even give productive suggestions to the G8s!

PS: The young generations should not talk about their body being unable to work when we are old because it is a practice that really annoys the young lads and it wouldn’t be practiced by erudite fellas, isn’t it?

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

Bandh. It’s a term that is very common to the Nepalese and a practice that has stood out as the ultimate weapon in making the government pay the price for failing to satisfy the demands that the bandhkartas (those who have staged the practice on the roads) have presented. These bandhs have won the hearts of the political leaders who frequently order their party disciples to get into action. The situation that follows is hence very promising for them. It delivers them a package to make the concerned authorities hear out what they have to say and thereby forces the country rulers to organize a meeting. Little do the bandhkartas know about the purpose of the meeting. Little do they know that the discussions will be filled only about ostracizing these stupid brainless people from the roads and finding 100 reasons to deny the demands getting a fixed shape such that the Nepali filmmakers can make out a lucrative film to match the success of those of Hollywood. As for the fellas uninvolved in the demand transaction, well, there is nothing but to hope the two parties come into an agreement. For the denizens, it is always a case of condemning each group’s banal actions. After all, these bandhs do nothing but to prolong the impasse.

The highway looked deserted yesterday in Buddha Chowk,Pokhara after a bandh was called to disrupt election preparations.

With the Constituent Assembly election just around the corner, the Baidhya faction maoists together with other 33 small parties organized a nationwide bandh to urge the government in cancelling the election. On top of that, they were very happy, I believe, to deprive the citizens of their adult franchise rights by announcing 10 days bandh as if doing so would mean no harm to the common people. Hardly do they place themselves in our position and imagine the oblivion that brings in if the possibility of promulgating a constitution reduces to nil. Gladly, unlike so in the past, the bandhkartas limited their vehement demonstration to just ban the vehicles in travelling on the road. Do these bandhkartas believe that depriving the general people of their basic rights such as travel and resuming their business would win them votes for the next election? If so, then hats off to them for already deciding on the next date and raising hopes to end the impasse. But seriously, we doubt the direction that you want us to believe we are going. 

I have a question to ask these insane bandhkartas: now that you succeeded in imposing a bandh, were your demands met? I am asking this because the media has not reported the delay in the election date or its anticipated cancellation. Or have you guys adopted the decade old policy of corrupting news media to bring the news to your favor? If you are adamant in your decision to organize the bandh, then what noteworthy results did you achieve to brag about to the public? Are you happy to throw away the NRs 100 billion that was possible with the daily transactions? Wasn’t this on your agenda to further develop the country? It seems fine to admit that your bandh has developed our country and it is just a few inches away from overtaking the elite countries. Once again, congratulations for the bandh.
These questions are not rhetorical. I seek immediate answers from the bandhbkartas. Also, I am not entirely blaming on these people. These questions are directed to people who had notoriously organized such bandhas in the past as well. It is logical for the present situation to follow what had been a near successful bandh in the past. Time and again have we seen the strike taking a bizarre shape and even leading to fatal situations. The burning of tires, felling of trees to block the highway and massive vandalism of public property have occurred as an aftermath of increasing crude oil prices, protest to the actions undertaken by the opposition parties and when an accident on the highway costs someone else’s life. In case of highway accident, people call upon the strike to demand compensation from the government. It is all right to ask for that but why give a burden to the passengers for their own purposes. Can they not negotiate with the government officials in the nearest office? Overall, these naive actions have cost millions of money. Such acts would only lure the country into crisis.

Only a few vehicles are seen on the road thanks to the efforts from Nepal Police
Despite threatening to punish those bandh offenders, there are some people and institutions who stand up for the good of others and thereby serve as a striking example to those who think defying such acts with an audacious attempts can be pivotal to establishing peace. Such was my Alma mater’s attempt to defy bandhas that the school continued to taking classes amidst the horror engulfing the capital. Seldom did we celebrate the bandh to our benefits. The authorities challenged the bandhkartas by asking this rational question Would you be so determined to organize a bandh every now and then that it would hamper YOUR child’s right to education? And if that is the case, why are they so desperate to condemn the teaching style of the teachers whom these bandhkartas are blaming for the poor performances of their children? Do they not realize that their own actions have led to the downfall in the quality of education sector?
Every actions that these protesters take directly affects every sectors of development. Can they not put themselves in the place of meager people who have only a meal to afford from the daily wage that they get in transporting goods to another place? Don’t they know that these bandhs serve as a hindrance to fulfill the dreams that the victims are carving. If they don’t, I suggest them to take a look at the national newspapers which delineate the difficult circumstances the victims are going through. 
Instead of spending their energy on the useless strikes, they can direct it to develop the nukes and corners of the country. We all need support to take the development process into shape. Last piece of advice: Spare the thought of organizing bandhs.

CAN JOURNALISTS BE GENEROUS AFTER INTERVIEWS?

It is a common question that bothers me every time I read some touching stories on the media. Whether it is on the tv, on the newspaper or even on the research papers, seldom have I heard of anyone who, despite his profession as a journalist, has been generous enough to improve the interviewee’s lifestyle after the heart touching interview is over. Seldom have I heard about these journalists sparing at least some amount of their salary or their travelling expenses to mollify the victim’s pain. The same pain that they desperately try to mold into a concrete story. The same pain that they may have shared at some point in their lives. And if they have not, then they can at least feel the burden of going through that pain and as an empathetic animal, in due course of time, develop the attitude of offering invaluable services to the interviewee. 
Let me make my point clear. Most of you understand the acute shortage of staple food like rice in the Karnali zone of Nepal. The story, despite making to the headlines, gets nothing as a reward. On top of that, news  about the scarcity worsening circulates on the national media. The viewers completely blame the government for not paying attention to the crisis. In the aftermath, the government responds by dispatching few tonnes of rice to the target area. In such scenario, most of us realize the problem has been alleviated to a fair amount. But my question is that couldn’t the journalists who played a pivotal role in accumulating the details for the general people carry few kilos of rice to distribute after the interview is over? How can a person involved in a selfless service be selfish when it is not a genuine time to be? 
What after the interview?
While oppositions may argue that the service is not possible owing to the profession they are bound to, they forget that there is no harm in carrying simple souvenirs for the interviewee as they will consider even the simplest gifts as an answer to their prayers. They fail to realize that such kinds of actions can become a habit and inspire others to follow the similar path. There is no reason to question the credibility of the required services. 
Imagine few hundred journalists integrating these bonus services to benefit the interviewee. Within a few days, those few hundreds will increase to thousands and then a million. By the time everyone in this planet realizes about this life-changing phenomenon, it will already have turned into a revolution. 
The bottom line about this argument is that as a human, why can we not make it a habit to donate some amount of our money in turning those poor people’s dreams to a coveted reality. In another way, it is granting them a little bit of assistance for sharing their untold stories to the world which propel the global community to take immediate action. Such actions are possible because the media company allocates some money for their travel to the difficult rugged plains of the affected area. As it is a duty which cannot be sacrificed, why not bother to put a slight smile on the faces of these people who have been shrouded in a mist of despair. Why should we not bother to show them a possibility of a solution immediately after they have poured all the sufferings to the interviewer? 
I just wish that this chain of offering services will see the light of day and those meager people will appreciate this process of direct assistance and will be adopted by all the interviewers in the world, and not only by the journalists. I just wish…