Bullet Vs ‘Bullet’: An Ethnographic Study of the Perceptions of Youths in Transition Nepal
This research is going to study future expectations of youths at Kathmandu in Transition Nepal. Nepal has experience on ten years long armed conflict from 1996 to 2006. During the war, youths (Both side) expected to wing through the “Gun Bullet”. After ending the war, Nepal has being passing transition period. In this context, future expectations of youths in Bachelors and non- Bachelors level and their contribution in socio-cultural and political- economic development is very important. Therefore, this research is going to explore youth’s perceptions on their future. Why they expect “Bullet Motor-Bicycle” as their future aspiration instead of country development? This is the research problem of this study. The name of “Bullet Motor-Bicycle” is served as a symbol to represent youth’s expectations on migration to abroad or to achieve western oriented life instead of country development. What are the perceptions of non-Bachelors youth and Bachelors youths on their future and their impact on the betterment of the Country? Are there co-relations between the perceptions of non-Bachelors and bachelors youth in Kathmandu or not? How their perceptions effect on the sustainable peace? These are the research questions of this study. This is a qualitative research which is based upon Ethnographic Research Methods. Case Study and Participatory Observation Method are applied to collect data. In the case of Case Study, purposively selected ten Bachelors and ten non – Bachelors in Kathmandu are used to as respondents. Apart from that, one year long Participatory Observations are used to explore research findings. Conflict Dynamic Approach and Johan Galtung’s Analysis of Incompatibility and “J Curve Theory” of James C Davies are applied.
Key Words: Youth Expectations, Developments, socio-Cultural, Political-Economic, Youth Migration.