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The migrant story
Posted:Feb 15, 2017
 
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Nepali migration overseas in search of good jobs has been pronounced following the restoration of democracy in 1990
In Kathmandu some time ago some Nepali youths in a cyber café were rapturously viewing some images on a computer. They were cheering as if something exciting was happening. Their keen interest prompted my curiosity. The scenes on the computer were from Bermuda, a famous tourist island in the Caribbean Sea, which is less frequented by Nepalis. Apparently, Nepali cricket team was playing there. To my surprise I later found that 100 Nepali migrants were working in various restaurants in Bermuda.
 
In another trip, I met some Nepali youths at Bangkok airport. They were en route to Seoul, South Korea. I was told that their final destination was Reykjavik, Iceland. I asked one female traveler why, of all places on earth, she chose Iceland. She told me that she was joining her aunt there. But most of these youths were making their way to the country without any knowledge of its harsh climate, in the hope of a better life. In yet another flight, I came across with some young Nepalis who were headed to Kathmandu from Colombo. I learn from them that there are over 200 Nepalis youths working in fish canning industry in the Maldives. 
 
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