Mon, 15 Jul, 2024

Dear Electricity........

By Asmit Ojha

Greetings My Dear,

Where have you been? Yesterday, when I was going to bed, you had already left me with a promise to come back. Today, when I woke up, I found that you have already gone again. Mom told me that you arrived at night but couldn't wait for me as you have elsewhere to go.

They say and write in papers that we Nepalese boast 2nd rank on all Earth in water resources. Yet, I don't understand why I don't get a chance to boast about you staying at my house, at my school. Frankly, I have no idea why you are so rude to me. The word "Load shedding" has become famous and a most used one in my daily life nowadays. Trust me, I look at the 'Load shedding schedule' many times more than I do to my Class schedule from morning till evening. And, you may find it ironic, but some IT folks made huge bucks developing a mobile app as to help people know when you are coming back to their homes. Now, everybody’s got the app in their mobile phones.

You have become the dearest of the dear basic requirements in people's life. I also came to know that you are ruder to poor people. You have started to limit yourself in the rich ones houses in the form of inverters and solar batteries. I also read on paper that your absence is making some businessman happier and prosperous than ever. But, don't you feel pity on the poor one's roaming with candles in their dark houses? They simply can't afford you in your hybrid and an expensive form.

Please dear, show some kindness. Bless us with your illuminating presence and light our homes. Be near to the 'Water-Rich' poor Nepalese and don't hide away ruthlessly.

With Love, Asmit

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