Congratulations to Lucia de Vries for her Nepali Pan piece 'Kuku-sukur ra car-sar' (#291). It was one of the most amusing pieces of writing I have read in Nepali Times in recent times. After the reading-seading and laughter-saughter I got the feeling Ms de Vries is a genuine Nepalophile. At a time when Nepal is suffering so much pain and lack of self-esteem, it is good to see an attitude which appreciates with good humour all that is good about Nepal.
. I thoroughly enjoyed 'Kukur-sukur ra car-sar' by Lucia de Vries. I have brought this topic up amongst many friends many times, but never thought it could be made into a great article as she has done. However, I do not think there is anything new with 'taxi-sexy'. I remember using it, even if not exactly the same, 'taxi-saxi'. Also, most of the jingle words have an 's' unless the primary words themselves start with an 's'. Eg. kura-sura, gadi-sadi, sag-tag, sirani-firani.
. Who is Lucia de Vries? I thoroughly enjoyed her humourous piece 'Kukur-sukur ra car-sar' and could not stop laughing. She deserves a takma-sakma or mala-sala.