as we travel there is more that make me wonder. leaving india behind, we got into nepal, where we had the warmest welcome by an old friends brother whom we now consider as a new friend! in nepal there are elections ahead. the nepali electorate has a choice between the ruling maost party, and opposition communists and socialists. a somewhat strange choice of parties within a society that consists mainly of very devout buddhists and hindus.
as the nepalis are not yet very much used to casting their votes the city of patan is plastered with posters explaining how to do this. the posters, which are probably put up by the leading maoists, show that the right way to vote is to put a swastika-stamp at box of your party of choice and sign it.
so, go along nepalis, put swastika in place for a maoist, communist or socialist future!