LETTERS: Clarification on NAC
This is with reference to news story “NAC’s Boeing services halted” (THT, June 1, Page 1). We would like to clarify that one Boeing ACA is grounded due to a technical problem in one engine.
We brought three engine experts from Singapore and London but they could not repair the engine here in Kathmandu and they advised us to take the engine to a repair facility in Spain. So, it is not all true that Boeing is grounded “due to negligence of NAC’s management”.
Secondly, two Airbus A-320 aircraft are running for more than eight hours per day and NAC is planning to operate for more than 12 hours within next three to four months.
Worldwide, an average flying hour is about 10/12 hours operation of A-320 aircraft.
Sugat Ratna Kansakar, MD, NAC
Apropos of the news story “Wood becomes father to twins at 68” (THT, June 2, Page 16), this will come as a shock to the staid Nepali society.
Rocker Ronnie has proved to the world that age is no bar for love and procreation even with a partner 30 years younger. Also Indian media recently reported that a 97-year-old and an 86-year-old, both Biharis, were preparing for Master’s and PhD degree.
We need to change our mind-set with regard to age ceiling pertaining to basic human activities. In the buses in this Himalayan purgatory, 10 or 13 years old underage and illegal bus conductors would give ocular dressing down to the middle-aged passengers who would fight off the temerity to present their student ID for discounted fare.
Another interesting story of the day is “Copulating in a car? Do press handbrake.” (THT, June 2, Page 9). In fact, not too long ago the Newar Valley was a great place for this intimate indulgence atop a Japanese Suzuki bike or inside a car all along the China-built ring road or even by the Pepsi Cola region.
We would use the hillock behind Swoyambhunath, the slopes of Budhanilkantha, the Chovar gorge and many more places, which provided perfect natural screen, to rejuvenate and soak in sun without so much as a thread on our body.
With the Newar Valley overflowing with people indulgences in pure nature and in autos have passed into folklore.
Manohar Shrestha, Kathmandu
Inflation has become a commonplace for today’s generation in the context of a developing country like Nepal. Currently, inflation has gone up above 10 per cent.
The inflation rate in Nepal was recorded at 10.20 percent in March of 2016 due to the agitation in the Tarai-Madhes and blockade on the borders. The national budget for the fiscal year 2016/17 will increase inflation if parliamentarians who are debating on the budget are to believe.
However, this may not create a chaotic situation for those who are government employees and high earning people. Inflation will badly affect the low and middle income families who have to pay more for the goods they purchase.
A general theory is that if more money is circulated in the market it will create ground for more inflation.
It can be controlled if the government takes appropriate measures to monitor the market.
Sanjog Karki, Tansen