First Time Voter for the Presidential Election

Citizenship bestows rights and responsibilities –we must exercise them or they will atrophy. Voting is a fundamental right here in the U.S.. Though I have lived in the United States for 22 years, November 6, 2012 will remain memorable in my life because of my first...

Diversity

“There were never in the world two opinions alike, any more than two hairs or two grains. Their most universal quality is diversity” said Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. Diversity caused a unique branding of the United States of America. Here, citizens from all over the...

Quest for Citizenship

Democracy promotes experiencing the land respectfully. Once J. F. Kennedy urged human kind, “My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” My quest for U.S. citizenship is in progress and I...

Right of Voting

What is democracy? The simple answer is; the free and equal right to participate in the decision making process. When I left Nepal 20 years ago I was still too young to vote there. Since then I have been residing in the United States and became a permanent resident...

A New Beginning

September 14, 1990 is marked as a new beginning in my life. I flew across the Pacific from Nepal, and landed for the first time on American soil when I was 18 years old. I spoke very little English. When people asked me: “What’s your name?” I struggled to understand...