From the perspective of distance, it looks like Nepal has become the kingdom of strikes. Last week, there was an indefinite strike by petroleum dealers which was resolved in two days (Tuesday and Wednesday). Early this week there was another indefinite strike by airline operators which ended within two days (Monday and Tuesday). Starting Wednesday, the Maoists have called a five-day general strike. Another strike called by the transport entrepreneurs promises to be a grand event. Initially, it appeared that many of the problems in our country stemmed from the insurgency and the tussle between the king and the palace. Now, it appears everyone has a problem with everything. If Nepal was a computer, we could just defrag the whole thing, reinstall the hard disc and everything would start functioning again. Why don't people like Prachanda, Baburam, Koirala, Madhab Nepal and all the infected viruses in our nation go on indefinite strike and stop breathing? That would solve all the issues.