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What does it feel like to forget one’s own mother tongue ?

We have asked our page followers “What does it feel like to forget one’s own mother tongue ?” and here is the best selected answers from the comment thread.

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By Pramod Rai

 You feel like a looser. You know exactly the language that is so precious to you, mostly because it’s so unique and holds your heritage, is on the way to disappear, still can’t do anything. Forgive me, my sons and daughters.

 

 

By ललितकुमार तामाङ

I’ve learned lots of things about mother tongue.In fact, like many of my classmates, I didn’t even get a chance to learn it while I was in school and college, but then when I came to know the importance of my own my mother tongue language I started learning it using every possible way, Yeah by now I’ve learned lot of it and can speak like any of the experts. If someone shows an excuse that’s not applicable to me. When I can learn Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, and many other languages, why not my own mother tongue?

 

By Prakash Budha

 You will not forget your mother tongue ever, until and unless you migrate to a completely different language speaking country and also below the age of 10! If you migrate with parents there is a probability you will be bilingual. I have spent good chunk of my life abroad spent many years in completely different language speaking countries, my present scenario i speak fluently couple of languages and Nepali is still the language I dream in.

 

 

By Maulik Shakya

The worst part is knowing itself that I am slowly forgetting my mother tongue in a good pace because of not many content consumption in that language, I see it often in Nepal, general people who I see and hear while in near by place, using English words often in between the conversation. It doesn’t mean it is wrong but it means that we are slowly choosing another language over this, working to improve my Nepali by going to google and searching for Nepali word for the English word I know, it sarcastic.

 

By Bomjan Gauri

I am scared I might be one of the reason my language will die. I am trying to learn but it’s hard, really hard.

 

 

 

By Ramesh Pun

I did not forget. I was just not taught. Sometimes it feels embarrassing when you go to a family gathering and a person comes to you speaking your language but you don’t understand it. I have heard “Magar kura nabolne pani k Magar” several times but I ignore them. I still feel I must learn my language but then feel it’s a bit late now. I wish I could.

 

 

By Uguess Shrestha

Most of us are blaming parents and not making enough effort to learn their mother tongue.

 

 

 

By Rosshan Yadav

Forgetting their own mother tongue is for those who feel shy to speak their own mother tongue in order to cop with other language especially Nepali in context of Nepal. Being madheshi I m proud to speak maithili every time and everywhere till my other friends don’t understand my language.

 

 

By Nickace Man

Sad, very sad very bad..seeing it die is a disaster. I love the idea of India for its promotion of local languages.

 

 

 

 

By Anita Subedi

 Most of them even can’t speak pure Nepali language without the mixture of an English word in it. How can you expect someone to be perfect as well as capable enough to speak their Mother tongue language? Some of them are perfect in it, not everyone has learned. I guess they should be ashamed to admit it.

 

 


The above answers on the question were collected from our Facebook page, Kaagmandu Magazine. For more answers you can visit the post HERE.  Also, you can add your comments there.  Best comments get published here.

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Crowd Review: Syanko

Crowd Review is a collection of public’s reviews on different businesses, products, services or activities.  Such public reviews are collected by taking both online and offline approach, where we ask different individuals, sometimes through direct questioning and sometimes through surveys, to express their experience-based opinion, which we later assemble to generate Crowd Review report, like this one.

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About Syanko

Syanko is one of the famous names in Nepalese market, commonly known for its katti rolls. The katti rolls come with stuffing option ranging from chicken to veg delights. From a humble beginning of a small outlet, it now serves its customers through various outlets within and outside the state with its franchise schemes.

About Crowd Review

Crowd Review is a collection of public’s reviews on different businesses, products, services or activities.  Such public reviews are collected by taking both online and offline approach, where we ask different individuals, sometimes through direct questioning and sometimes through surveys, to express their experience-based opinion, which we later assemble to generate Crowd Review report, like this one.

On 14th July, 2019, we asked our page followers about their views and experiences regarding Syanko Katti Rolls.

We received

TOTAL 42 responses, out of which there were 30 positive responses, 3 negative responses and 9 neutral responses. Given below are few of them:

 

Positive Reviews

Chicken katti rolls are to die for.” –Ankit Dahal

It’s really good. Also the business strategies.” –Prasidha Karki 

“It’s good.. love it.”Manju Adhikary

Its very good. Taste of katti rolls is very consistent.” –Gaurav Kc 

“We don’t have it here in Itahari. But it is delicious man.”Anup Baral

“The taste of the rolls are consistent! Always yummy!”Nipun Shakya

Their katti rolls are the best.” –Samjhana SP

Negative Reviews

The proper supervision of Franchise is what it lacks. There is no consistency of its service when the location varies. I haven’t got the same taste as in Putalisadak outlet in other outlets.” –Abhishek Pandey 

Neutral Reviews

Good but overrated.” –Johnson Shrestha

Pretty good but the taste is different with different outlets.” –Sailesh Dhital

Malai ta purano taste mitho lagtheo. Aajkal ko vanda. Black decor wala theo purano, with small chairs. Teti bela ko best theo.” –Aabishkar Gyawali 

MY VERDICT

Katti Rolls has been famous among Nepali food lovers since many years. However, the authentic taste being delivered by Syanko should be maintained by all outlets under its franchise, as per the public response. If it’s taken care of, this home grown business can definitely reach newer heights in food and service market.

Let us know how your Syanko experience has been so far.

 

 

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Crowd Review: Bhat-bhateni Supermarket

Crowd Review is a collection of public’s reviews on different businesses, products, services or activities.  Such public reviews are collected by taking both online and offline approach, where we ask different individuals, sometimes through direct questioning and sometimes through surveys, to express their experience-based opinion, which we later assemble to generate Crowd Review report, like this one.

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About Bhat-bhateni

Established in 1984 with the motto of “Save time, Save money”, Bhat-bhateni is one of the well-known supermarket and departmental store in Nepal. Since then, it has grown from a “single-shutter” cold store to become a giant in Nepalese retail sector occupying 1,000,000 sq. ft. sales area across its 15 locations.

About Crowd Review

Crowd Review is a collection of public’s reviews on different businesses, products, services or activities.  Such public reviews are collected by taking both online and offline approach, where we ask different individuals, sometimes through direct questioning and sometimes through surveys, to express their experience-based opinion, which we later assemble to generate Crowd Review report, like this one.

On 5th November, 2019, we asked our page followers about their say on Bhat-bhateni in terms of pricing, management, customer service, etc.

We received :

TOTAL of 87 responses, out of which there were 22 positive responses, 35 negative responses and 30 neutral responses. Given below are a few of them:

 

Positive Reviews

Favorite place for grocery shopping till the date ,they have multiple choice and option for the things consumers looking .. pasta from Italy to soy milk from Thailand also organic section is the bonus. I like it may be because I don’t have to bargain and gradually they started to place the genuine and well known international commodities.”          – Karki Kalyan

Every one is there to earn. Some try to earn by selling one item in high price whereas Bhat-bhateni earns by selling huge quantities. So I’m well satisfied with the pricing of Bhat-bhateni. Management is good and the staffs cooperates well. It’s been good experience till date with me. The best thing is you can always use cards to shop. Also with being a member getting free shopping vouchers is a bonus.
Pretty satisfied with their service.”        –Rohan Shrestha

Ma jasto introvert lai ta ekdam sahi, chiryo, mann pare price heryo, price pani mann pare tappa tipyo, ek sabda ni na bolera paisa tiryo, ani sarara escalator ma farkyo.”       –Kuber Rana Magar

Quite satisfied with its branches here in eastern Nepal, Biratnagar and Dharan. The staff here are ok,we People here don’t expect the experience of shopping in UK US and Australia. There is a level of customer service and it’s fine as the level of customer we are..
Yes,wide range of products should be added and the BBSM should focus upon not being specific in the variety they have..
Ahile samma lai thikai bhanna parxa.”    –Subhash Verma

Negative Reviews

Worst customer care ever. The staffs are angry when they have to deal with customers. They would rather sit in a group and talk but aren’t available when we need something. This really needs to change.” –Anee Josephine Sha 

Kapada haru ko quality ramro chaina.” Rekha Nepali 

Footpath pasal brought into a big house.
Overpriced for almost everything and you can’t bargain.
Costumer Care is one of the worst for Maharajgung and Balaju Branch.
Overall out of ⭐” Diwas Adhikari 

“According to government, you can’t charge for carry bags but they do.
40%of the stuffs are cheaper outside
Euta saman mathi arko saman ko sticker tasera bechnu is one of their huge manxe thugne ninja technique”Bhashkar Raj Mishra

Neutral Reviews

“Pricing : normal, Management : I’m inspired by it actually, Quality of Products: great for known brands but very tricky for random brands and customer service : not satisfactory, they act irresponsible most of the times, as if they don’t care about sales and customer. I’m kind of loyal customer anyhow ..without other reliable options. “-Sagun Pant 

 “It’s ok in management and customer service.. In case of pricing in groceries its a bit high.”  –Shrestha Arpan Kumar

 “I only go Bhatbhateni for grocery shopping . Its easy because everything is available under same roof. But i prefer buying my clothes in Indra chowk, New road where its cheaper . Clothes are bit expensive there.”Amisha Dangol

“Sales staff need training on customer relationship. They hire new staff which i think have low in experience. In terms of price it’s ok. It is promoting Nepali brands but most of the Nepali brands are not meeting a quality standards.”Ďû Mönt 

MY VERDICT:

From the above reviews, it appears that customers aren’t very satisfied with their customer care services. Although the shopping experience has been made easier by bringing varieties of goods under single roof, it seems to be a bit over-priced in comparison to local market prices. Let’s hope that Bhat-bhateni will look after all these customer concerns in the upcoming days.

 

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Crowd Review: Bota MoMo

Crowd Review is a collection of public’s reviews on different businesses, products, services or activities.  Such public reviews are collected by taking both online and offline approach, where we ask different individuals, sometimes through direct questioning and sometimes through surveys, to express their experience-based opinion, which we later assemble to generate Crowd Review report, like this one.

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About Bota MoMo

Bota MoMo was established in 2015, with the aim to serve best hygienic food, especially MoMos -the most loved snack among Nepalese of all ages. It offers wide varieties of momo that you can enjoy- besides from local jhol momo. It has around seven different outlets till date in the various places in town.

About Crowd Review:

Crowd Review is a collection of public’s reviews on different businesses, products, services or activities.  Such public reviews are collected by taking both online and offline approach, where we ask different individuals, sometimes through direct questioning and sometimes through surveys, to express their experience-based opinion, which we later assemble to generate Crowd Review report, like this one.

On 17th July,2019, we asked our page followers about their views and experience regarding Bota MoMo.

We received:

TOTAL 91 responses. Out of that, there were only 6 positive responses, 79 negative responses and 6 neutral responses. That amounts to approximately 86% negative feed backs. We have presented a few of them below:

 

Positive Reviews

My experience in Bota is good.” –Gaurav Kc 

Their mo:mos are best in the town. I am surprised at so much negative comments. Bota has varieties of mo:mos taste. People just rush to judge the whole menu by tasting few items they happen to dislike.“- Top Gurung 

Tastes good. Can give it a try if u want some change in taste. Choila momo is amazing.“-Ashish Purush Dhakal

“Bota momo.. Its delicious and its main concept is using degradable plates and self service. I love it.“- Tandukar Sunil

Negative Reviews

You go there once, you won’t return.
Their momo sucks big time. Tasteless and faint Momo’s with huge price tag paired with self service. Complete joke.
DO NOT GO !” –Aashish Khadka

Overpriced, the momos in the place doesn’t live up to its expensive price.” –Nikesh Devkota

The first time I tried Bota after they opened in Kamalpokhari- around 2016 I guess. The chef came out and asked for review. I have my honest review – chicken momo is khallo. Just I could say that and he immediately disappeared…didn’t come out.
It was first and last time for me….baru I would love the shaandar momo just beside it.
Bota…Not something special-no good service-overpriced and over hyped. would never ever recommend anyone in Bota.
Sorry to give negative feedback. Just being honest. A big NO for Bota.” –Prashidha Shr

Their quality has deteriorated drastically lately and certainly not worth the hype.
On top of that I ordered a cup of milk tea just last week and it was one of the worst teas I’ve ever had. I still have nightmares sometimes for wasting my 60 rupees for that tea.” –Bobin Kc 

“Its expensive coz for one bota of aaloo sadheko (which have 5-6 pieces of aaloo) cost over 100 rs. I don’t know what others feel BT pricing chai market research nagari nai randomly set gareko jasto lagyo..beside that self service vayepaxi price ta Ali kum hunu paryo ni…water is served in plastic ko glass which is not properly cleaned and oily and we can see the greasy sparkle in the glass.. So, pricing anusar ko service ramro vayo vane chai its good.”Prasanna Aryal

 Waste of money, waste of time, horrible food.. Had high expectations but huge disappointment everytime I tried in different outlets. Stopped going from 3rd time. Bota is “definitely” not any inspiring business, whatsoever.“-Isha Poudel

“If you’re thinking ’bout goin’ there please don’t go. I don’t know how many chains they have but I have visited 2 of them. One at Kaushaltar and next at Chakrapath. First, I went on opening of Bota at Kaushaltar;it was good.And then again several weeks after I went there with family it was horrible. What a Expectation Vs Reality game!
Several months after I was on the way to Basundhara, and bota was on the way, I decided to check there and it was same-Aalu jasto momo !! Thank u for listening my views.
Eshahak Y. Tamang

Trust me it might look fancy but the taste is not so good and lets not talk about price.” –Sujit Rasaili 

Bota is over hyped and not worth the price! I don’t feel like going back there anymore!” –Anish Dhakal

Neutral Reviews

Taste is good but it’s too pricey.“-Roshni Gupta 

Tasted OK, price chai alik malai suhaayena so stopped going there.”-Eliz Acharya

 Bota-Changing the taste of momo since start.
But ya, the courage and inspirational attempt must be cheered and praised.“-Krishna Sharma

I have visited Bota once and tasted its product. Good attempt but have to improve huge in customer service. Rest all are okay in current scenario I think.“-Krrish Raj

MY VERDICT

Bota MoMo, as they state, has made continuous efforts to deliver the best MoMos in town with topmost quality, taste, hygiene and best customer service since its establishment. But the 86% negative public reviews clearly show that they still have a long way to go, in order to win people’s hearts. I hope they make improvisations in order to maintain the authentic taste of the momo while blending their innovation. The responses above also reflect the need to review their pricing and customer service policies. If Bota truly succeeds to deliver their proclaimed standards, I believe it can certainly win back the public love and trust.

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