After catching up with this week’s posts and comments, this article caught my attention as a method that also strikes a chord to protect oneself from the vagaries of the world. It is another way technology, economics, and values can come together. Somehow it brought up all sorts of associations to mind, one being the ‘prove it does not help’ question.
Please do not raise the question of snobbery effete elitism…it could be true sometimes, but comments for a weekend could be illuminating as globalization widens to meet people’s way of life.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Officials at Nepal’s state-run airline have sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technical problems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft, the carrier said Tuesday.
Nepal Airlines, which has two Boeing aircraft, has had to suspend some services in recent weeks due the problem.
The goats were sacrificed in front of the troublesome aircraft Sunday at Nepal’s only international airport in Kathmandu in accordance with Hindu traditions, an official said.
“The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights,” said Raju K.C., a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.
Local media last week blamed the company’s woes on an electrical fault. The carrier runs international flights to five cities in Asia.
It is common in Nepal to sacrifice animals like goats and buffaloes to appease different Hindu deities.
We all have our favorite myths to believe at least, if not actual religions, and how we act on our values we hold dear.