Congratulations to BP Giri for his excellent review of nationalism(s) in My nation right or wrong (#54). There is a lot to say about how nationalism has and is destroying cultures and countries around the world. Giri traces the socio-cultural and political antecedents of nationalism and these are quite valid. But I am looking for a good sociological explanation for the fact that in Nepal we witness this rise of nationalistic rhetoric and a simultaneous every day betrayal of national interests by a corrupt, self-serving bureaucracy. It would be interesting to analyse these contradictory trends.