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From Nepal Bandas To Gang Fights; Here Are 5 Crazy Things Considered Normal In 2000's Nepal

By: Nischal Niraula  | Fri, Feb 5, 2021 11:11 AM

 It had been quite a long time, almost a decade, since Nepal last faced a strike. However, on February 4, the sounds of rumbling vehicles have yet again been overshadowed by political chants. While an anomaly today, such bandas were very normal even a decade back. If you think about it, there were a lot of batshit crazy things that were normal in the 2000’s. Here’s a few examples:

 

Gang Fights

 

It’s absolutely crazy how normal and frequent gang fights were back in the 00’s. Inspired by the iconic Japanese action movie Crows Zero, young college students would often find themselves brawling with one another. But the clashes weren’t limited to fist fights. In rare occasions, sharp swords and khukuris were brought into battles in the middle of the streets as nearby shops would shutter down to avoid conflict.

 

 

Punishable Public Display Of Affection

 

Nepal was a country where you could piss in public, but not kiss in public. While public display of affection is still frowned upon, more than a decade back, it was punishable by the police. Back then, Nepal Police were notorious for arresting couples they saw cozying up to each other in public premises. So, it wasn’t unusual for couples to lie about being siblings when confronted by cops. Imagine having to call your boyfriend your brother. Game of Thrones vibe, anyone?  

 

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Police Cutting Your Hair

 

Forget your college DI trimming your hair! Do you remember when Nepali Police took it upon themselves to make sure the young Nepali boys didn’t roam with long hair? So, if you’re a man with long hair and the cops spot you roaming around, you can be sure to return home with a shaved head. Hair today, gone tomorrow! *Shrug* 

 

 

Labeling Anyone With An Alternate Look As A ‘Tyape’ 

 

Here’s the perception of society in the 00’s.

 

Got tattoos? You’re a tyape. Got colored hair? You’re a tyape. Got multiple piercings? You’re a tyape. You play guitar? You’re on your way to becoming a tyape. *Ugh*

 

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22 Hours Of Load Shedding

 

Those were the dark days. No, literally. At one point, the hours of load shedding raised as high as 22 hours every day, leaving the poor public with only 2 hours of light. Can you imagine the uproar if something like that happened today?

 

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Well, the 00’s were a crazy time. Is there anything else that you’d like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments section. 

 

Read Also: 15 Childhood Memories Every 00’s Nepali Kid Can Relate To

 

 

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