Dr Kishore Pradhan at Tilganga hospital describes interest among Nepali masses to turn to laser surgery for their vision problems as ‘static’. Over the years as he has been heading the procedure in Kathmandu, the number of local patients apparently continues to be less than that of international patients. This is despite the cheap rate of the procedure (at the moment, it is Rs 85,000) that was consciously quoted as such in order to make it more accessible to Nepalis.
KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Sushil Adhikari, 27, cannot see through his eyes. The visually impaired however has no regrets. He feels that even though he is deprived of physical eyes, he has been blessed with keen inner eyes.
Jokes aside, if the elaborate buildup to Teej didn’t exist, then what would be there to celebrate? It’s not like the actual act of keeping a fast is a whole lot of fun. Just ask the people who do it. In festivals as in life, it’s not so much the destination (the fast) as the journey (the buildup) that matters.