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Open Letter To Bibeksheel Nepali



Dear Bibeksheel Nepali,

I am writing this letter because I care about you guys; I admire and adore your spirits.  As your name is, I am pretty confident that you are “bibeksheel” enough to differentiate between true friend who steps up to correct you and hater who steps up to taunt you.  I am the former here.  I don’t want you to fail, I don’t want you to walk the wrong track, I don’t want you to end up becoming someone that you hated in first place.  I want you to rise and shine, I want you to succeed, I want you to establish yourself as an inspiration, as a legend, that I can proudly say to my grandkids “i was there and I saw them growing.”

Good  things about you guys,

  1.   You are growing.
  2.  You party has succeeded to brand itself as  it would like to be known.
  3.  In general, targeted youths have high  regard to your party.
  4.   You guys are not those typical Nepalese     politicians, selfish, manipulators, who don’t mind hooking and crooking to achieve political  goals.
  5.   You try your best to hold onto your core values and principles and styles.

Overall, I am optimistic about your party.

However, there are few things I see you are failing to understand and I am afraid, all your good intentions and efforts will go in vain if you continue to fail to understand them, seem to be struggling to penetrate the threshold, seems like you in need of some constructive criticism and genuine advices and so, this letter I am writing to you as a friend, as an admirer, as a well wisher.  Making you understand few things as they are,  is the core purpose of this letter.

Understand Society

Society is nothing but reflection of kind of humans in majority and their culture and values.  Humans are nothing but a robot.  Everything you are and everything I am, is what’s there in our mind.  When black is beautiful in mind, eyes see them beautiful.  When brown is beautiful in mind, eyes see them beautiful.  Right, wrong, beautiful, ugly, good, bad, everything is defined by beliefs that are seeded in our mind, perspectives that are constructed in our mind.  Based on those beliefs and perspectives, humans act, humans behave.  If you want to change this society, try working on changing the existing belief systems, the existing perspectives, try working on redefining values and principles of our society.  Humans, the robots, will automatically change and that change in them will change the society.

I see you fearing to voice against existing wrong values, existing wrong belief systems.   You fear to offend people, you fear to offend classes and cultures.  Some of your leaders are so cautious on what they post on their Facebook.  They refrain from passing their opinions, positing their own quotes.  Instead pass quotes from others, articles from others.  Please, get some balls and speak up.  Find out which attitudes and values are the factors behind lack of morality here, find out which belief systems behind corruption and incompetency, find out which values behind laid-back attitude.  Speak up against them, spread awareness, propose alternates, propose replacements, change people’s perspectives, change people’s belief system, persuade them.  YES, you will attract some haters, you will wake up sleeping devils, you will irk guards of those values and belief systems, but you should care less and speak up and do what you think right.  End of the day, you end up creating your identity, gathering like minded around, garnering praises for guts and integrity.  Your outspoken nature would force people to think over your perspectives, think over your proposed belief systems and values.  More will join in debate, more discussions, more forums will be created.  Ultimately, there will be shift in paradigm if your proposed ideas are convincing.

That’s how society is, that’s how change comes.  Change does not come if no one speaks, no one proposes ideas and values, if everyone hides in comfort zones.

Understand Politicians

If you think existing politicians are the only problem of this country, you are no different than those teenagers out there.  Yes, Nepalese politicians have not been impressive enough but saying so, i no way agree that they are ignorant, know nothing, care nothing, etc.

As said above, humans are robots.  Prachanda, Baburam, KP Oli, Sher Bahadur Deuba, name any.  Inside these people’s mind, there are belief systems, there are perspectives, there are knowledges, that are acquired through books, acquired through experiences.  At the age of mine, they were doing exactly same thing like what you and me doing — talking about changing society, sacrificing familial and social life for the sake of country.  Just like you and me how we don’t know where we will be 20 years from now, they too didn’t know where they would be in 2016.  They didn’t do anything to be a President or Prime Minister  or anything as such.  They were driven by an idea, just like you and me and rest is history.

If they have failed in a long run, you gotta find out how a guy who sacrificed life, sacrificed family and fun, ended up becoming this figure, an old incompetent man.  Or, maybe there is something missing in puzzle.

I am tired of hearing people blaming only politicians and political parties for everything.  They are not aliens.  They were born here, they grew up here, they struggled, they became whoever they are now.  They have their own share of credit and share of blame.  However, just like us, their intentions and efforts were never to fail this country.  Just like, you guys, every party has got awesome manifesto.  Every politicians want to make this country Switzerland.   Something just not working, find it out, WHY!.

Blaming is easy, understanding is hard.  Try to understand KP Oli, understand Baburam, understand Ramchandra Paudel, understand Biplav to Baidhya.  Maybe, spend some time with them, ask them what went wrong, how things went wrong, challenges and hardships.  Ask them how promising leader of 1970 became dumb politician of 2016 that everyone likes to hate.

There are so many things to understand about these guys, before we pass our judgment, before we dream to replace them.

Understand people

Life is all about surviving.  To be driven by survival instinct is our inherent character.  Some choose shortcut to survive, and some choose long road.  We choose friends, we choose partners, we choose politicians, we choose clients and customers, all are driven by survival instinct.  Same thing with voting, same thing joining any organisation, same thing before affiliating with any team or group.  Business people want to survive in their business, students want to survive in their exams, artists want to survive in their passion, employers want to survive in their profession.  Guaranteeing survival of them in their respective fields is what inspire others to support you, stand by you, march with you.

People in general, all they care about is a job, a family, raising kids, ageing gracefully and die peacefully.  If they are running behind other political parties, other politicians and not you, it’s because you don’t look as promising as them to guarantee their survival.    Find out answers on WHY and work on that.   Best way to start is, understanding people’s concerns and issues and discovering ways to guarantee them their survival.

Understand Nepal

What is Nepal? Nepal is not mountains and lakes.  They are nature that belongs to Earth.  Nepal is people, Nepal is its law and constitution, Nepal is the system, a society that lies between India and China.

We are a country of poor people, poor government, widespread ignorance and superstition, some outdated and some awesome values and traditions.  We are really really a poor country, let’s admit that.

You have 3 lakhs followers on Facebook, that means just 1% of Nepalese you know.  Rest 99%, you must understand to understand Nepal.  This is where many politicians and political parties fail.  They sit at a comfort of their Kathmandu office and live with an illusion that they can easily govern this country, and as they get the governing power, they fail terribly.  I see you making the same mistakes.

Before you think of making Nepal, go first understand Nepal, as it is.  Those 99%, go understand them, their priorities, their concerns, their survival instincts.  Before you think of making Nepal, step out of Kathmandu, and understand every cities and villages, their potentials, weakness and strength.  There are so many things to understand before desiring governing power.  Please don’t repeat the mistakes of old political parties.  Understand Nepal first as it is, and not as you would like to see.

Once you are done with understanding, here comes the next role — BECOMING.


Every great leaders were once a great follower.  I personally don’t know who you follow, who is your source of inspiration, which boss you have worked earlier for.  Leadership is not something you claim.  It’s the people that grant when the time comes.  You just have to keep doing what you are good at, you just have to keep saying what you think right, not because you want to grab their attention or fake around just to claim leadership, but because you want to for your own sake, for your own happiness.  People don’t always come to you and appreciate you, people don’t always come to you and thank you, but they always know what you doing, what you good at, what you worth, and as the time comes that suit your skills, that demands your leadership, they will come and plead.  If they don’t, either maybe time has not come yet, or maybe, you are not the one to come and plead for leadership.

Most of the Nepalese politicians have made a mistake of claiming leadership, creating a problem and proposing themselves for the solution.  This desperate act of them is what gave us chaos and instability.  Lately, many have realised this and thus these days, they don’t like any one that points only finger but propose no solutions, other than governing power to themselves.  I don’t want to see Bibeksheel making the same mistake.

We are in need of leader in business, we are in need of leader in social aspects, we are in need of youth leaders, we are in need of leader in many fronts.  Be the youth leader, mentor, counsellor, the guardian they lack.  There are so many youth issues, so many youth concerns, they are confused about their career choice, confused about relationship choice, confused about education, confused about everything and they have no place to go and take advice.  Same time, there are many professionals, many individuals, many start ups who are in need of a force that they can lean towards. Be that leader, be that force, be the lobbyist.  Lead youths, lead intellects, lead entrepreneurs, lead workers, lead everybody, one by one, before finally leading the nation.


Ignorance everywhere and no one to teach, no one to guide, no one to inform, no one to correct.  Some people are bad here, be it citizens, be it politicians, not because they want to be bad, but because they don’t know what is to be good.  There is a desperate need of a well-informed, well knowledgeable teachers who can guide them, mentor them, lead them, inform them in all aspects of politics, in all aspects of globes, all aspects of values and cultures, career and life.  Be the teacher that this country and people are in desperate need of.


No one wants to get their hands dirty but everyone wishes for that guy who takes all the shits and cleanses the system.  Protest alone is not enough.  Bibeksheel needs to start working on taking the responsibility of fixing wrong things.  Fight with black marketers, fight with corrupted bureaucrats, fight with incompetent politicians and representatives not just by protesting along side The Bakery Cafe.  Fight here, I don’t mean taking laws in hands.  Fight here I mean, taking the civil responsibility and doing the needful.  Be the rebel that fights with evil and wrong.


This is what Bibeksheel Nepali is well known for and best suited for at this point in time.  This country needs volunteers in schools and colleges during admission form submitting process, needs volunteers in government offices, needs volunteers in hospitals and courts.  There are so many areas to work on as a volunteer and Bibeksheel Nepali should get in there.

Also, cooperating with existing political parties and politicians in making of better country will do no harm.  Let’s admit it, no one is trying to sell this country, no one is trying to ruin this country — not knowing is different thing, but we must admit that everyone is trying to build this nation.  In this phase, we need to cooperate, help each other.  While doing all these, Bibeksheel Nepali can still remain in opposition and still project itself as competitor.  Lend your knowledge, lend your team, lend your skills in making of New Nepal.  Your contributions people will be knowing and will definitely reward your karma when the time comes.

All these roles and activities shall eventually establish Bibeksheel Nepali as an opinion leader, a trustworthy force, an alternate to existing political parties.  Somewhere I felt, Bibeksheel Nepali is very much driven by this political obsession of governing Nepal to bring change.  Unless you want to take a road of Hitler, there is no way you can reach to that level any time soon as existing political parties and their influences are way way strong than anyone can imagine.  When you are guided by expectation and ambition, you are obsessed to achieve them in timely manner.  This obsession alters decision-making process and that’s when everything falls apart.  Access to governing power is always there, just one has to prove that they deserve the chance, and way to prove is, through all kinds of works and contributions.  Criticise government or anyone because you want to correct them, not because you want to fail them; support others because you want to boost them for their good, not because you want to cash in for your own good.

Dear Bibeksheel Nepali, your political initiatives are admirable, your values and adherence to them are highly praiseworthy, your team work is commendable.  However, i deeply felt that you lack good advisors, I deeply felt you are driven by immature thoughts sometimes, guided by premature ambition and motives, and so thought, I should write you this letter.

Everything happens once at a time.  We needed a constitution and we got it.  It has its flaws and together we need to work on to fix those flaws.  Then comes implementing laws and shaping society per the aspiration of new constitution.  Then finally comes governance for development and prosperity.  You guys have to set your priorities right.  Your days will come to fix the gas and petrol issues, your days will come to fix the medical colleges, your days will come to fix anything and everything under your own leadership and governance but before that you guys yourselves have long road to walk, many things to learn, many people to meet, many incidents to observe.  By saying that, of course I didn’t mean, you should not protest or criticise government.  What i meant is, you will not penetrate the threshold by only limiting to protest and criticising government, protesting and displaying placards.  You need to get your priorities right, strategies right, understanding right and act accordingly.  Remember, this is a democratic nation and we are dealing with democratically elected government and not some Hitler or dictator.  In democracy, power lies in people.  The Judgment Day is the voting day.  Parliamentary is where government is to be warned, government is to be cautioned, government is to be advised.  If you are not in parliamentary, coordinate with opposing parties and ask them to speak on your behalf, pass your voices.  Or, be lobbyists, be delegates and take concerns of people to government.  THAT’S HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS.  Everything that went wrong in this country is, some f* up politicians use road for their political gains.  Please don’t follow that mobocracy styles unless is left with no option.  Like, you get no access to government, no coordination happening with opposing parties, no one listening, then only come on road.  Until then, please don’t.

I spent my all day writing this mail, because I do care.  I don’t want you to fail.  I don’t want you to be known as complaint box and nothing else.  I don’t want you to be another Rupchand Bista.  I don’t want you to be Baburam Bhattarai and his Naya Shakti.  You are better than this, you can be better than this.  In democracy, power lies in people, voices are to be raised by people.  If no voice is being raised by people but only handful of politicians, maybe there is no problem but making of problem for political gains.  May Bibeksheel Nepali don’t act politician.

I wish you all the best.



  • YOUTHS IN THEIR 20 SOMETHING ARE FUN TO WORK WITH, BUT GET SOME MATURED 40 SOMETHING PEOPLE ON BOARD.  There are many old men and women out there, open-minded, broad-minded, dissatisfied with existing establishments and required maturity and knowledges and experiences to fight against wrongs.
  • RUN YOUR OWN VIRTUAL GOVERNMENT.  No one can stop you to work on behalf of earthquake victims, no one can stop you to work against blackmarketers.  Just do whatever you can for people and society as if you own the place, you run the government.
  • DON’T HIDE BEHIND OTHERS QUOTES AND ARTICLES.  Express your opinions through Facebook page and individual profiles.  Create your own quotes and share your ideologies and beliefs.
  • BE A LEADER AND NOT A POLITICIAN.  No to populism, no to hunger for power, no to manipulation.  Just inspire and influence and leave rest to the time.
  • FIGHT AGAINST GOVERNMENT FROM ROAD ONLY WHEN THEY THREATEN YOUR FREEDOM, THREATEN YOUR RIGHTS, THREATEN YOUR EXISTENCE.  Democracy is simple.  You perform, people reward you.  You don’t perform, people penalise you.  Political parties are to limit themselves in informing people on progress of government, informing government on issues of people.  So, be the informer, for the government, for the people.  If government don’t perform, tell people and ask to vote you.  Until then, we have no option than to pay the karma of earlier election.  As simple as that.   Democracy it is afterall.
  • DEMAND FOR LOCAL ELECTION, DEMAND FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSTITUTION.    This government is taking its own time to implement constitution, political parties are taking their own time to initiate local election.  Election in timely manner is solution to all our problems.  Let’s focus there.  Invisible hand phenomena will do the wonder.


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What’s Special Today: November 10




Historically native to the Indian states of Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand and the southern part of Nepal, Chhath is one of those festivals that transcends the caste system that exists in the society. According to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated on the sixth day of the lunar month of Kartik. The Chhath Puja is a 4-day long ritual specially offered to the solar deity, Surya, to show thankfulness for good health, good life and to request the granting of some certain wishes.

Day 1: On the first day, the devotees after bathing clean their house and eat the food that is offered to the god to protect the mind from the vengeful tendency.

Day 2: On the second day, the devotees are not allowed to drink even a single drop of water but, in the evening, they eat kheer made up of jaggery, fruits.

Day 3: The evening of the third day which is also known as sandhya ‘arghya’ day where a bamboo basket is decorated with various puja materials, fruits, thekuwa, and laddus which are offered as an ‘argya’ to the Sun. Also, the Chhathi Maiya is worshipped.

Day 4: On the last day of Chhath puja again an arghya is offered to the Sun God but this time in the morning. The devotees go to the riverbank to offer arghya to the rising sun and break their fast and conclude their four-day long worship.

Happy Chhath to everyone! Don’t forget to enjoy some thekuwas!!

World Keratoconus Day:

Every year on November 10, World Keratoconus Day is celebrated to focus global attention on keratoconus and ectatic corneal disorders. The day was first celebrated by National Keratoconus Foundation.

Keratoconus is a disease that causes the cornea to become weak, leading to the thinning and stretching of the cornea, which may result in the loss of vision. Keratoconus is degeneration of the structure of the cornea. The shape of the cornea slowly changes from the normal round shape to a cone shape which affects the vision. The keratoconus mainly develops in teenagers and young adults and the disease keeps on growing, if not diagnosed in time.  

The disease has no prevention and no treatment. With early diagnosis, the disease can be managed and further damage can be protected. In Nepal, the prevalence of Keratoconus is 1 in 2000 according to the recent journal. So, this world keratoconus day, make a commitment to visit an eye doctor once a year for the early diagnosis of keratoconus as well as other eye diseases.

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KMAG Online Writing Workshop reading materials



Day 1

Covers communication and types of writing. Please check the following articles.

  1. What is communication and how to communicate effectively?
  2. Types of Writing

Also, check out: How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it)

Day 2

Covers content management system/WordPress, and how to introduce yourself. Please check the following articles.

  1. What is WordPress and How to work in WordPress
  2. How to introduce yourself.

Day 3-5

Covers the basics of expository writing and CV writing.

Day 6

Covers persuasive writing.Please check the following articles.

  2. Handout of video class.

Day 7-9

Covers how to write research-based opinion writing.

  1. How to frame an argument
  2. How to write an opinion piece

Day 10

Personal journal writing (my diary)

Day 11-13

Figure of speech and rhetoric.

Day 14-16

How to frame questions.

  1. Art of questioning

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Types of Figure of Speech with examples (Part 1)





Accumulation is a figure of speech, in which the points made previously are presented again in a compact, forceful manner. It often employs the use of climax in the summation of a speech.


  1. We learned communication, we learned types of writing, we learned rhetoric, we learned figure of speech. In all this, we made new friends, we spent hours together.
  2. He founded Nepal; fought for unification, fought for diversity. Leaving wife and child home, he set to occupy the land of people, land of flowers and trees. And he built a country that we call Nepal.
  3. Your organization, your vigilance, your devotion to duty, your zeal for the cause must be raised to the highest intensity.” Winston Churchill, Speech, 14 July 1941. (This sentence comes after a lengthy passage in which Churchill warns the public that their courage and effort are still needed to defeat the enemy).


A figure of speech that refers to the repetition of words with the same root word.


  1. I will be somewhere, someday, settled with somebody in some place.
  2. I am nobody, reaching no where in this no man’s land.
  3. In the vastness of universe, I am vastly clueless.


A literary stylistic device, where a series of words in a row have the same first consonant sound.


  1. Nepalese never nag about Nepal not nationalising.
  2. Looks like lion likes licking lizard.
  3. Come count my comb.


A figure of speech in the form of hyperbole taken to such extreme lengths as to insinuate a complete impossibility.


  1. I will meet you when sun rises from west.
  2. Before I finish the work, I will grow a horn.
  3. Stone will talk but she won’t.


Derives from the Greek word anakolouthon, literally means “lacking sequence”, is a figure of speech which consists in the abrupt disruption in syntax. Opens in new window resulting from two non-parallel grammatical constructions.


  1. I am hungry – have you never played football?
  2. I miss the burgher at – did you see my daughter?
  3. Never in my life – what’s in your mind?


The repetition of the last word of a preceding clause. The word is used at the end of a sentence and then used again at the beginning of the next sentence..


  1. It’s midnight. Midnight with stars. Stars with the moon. Moon looking at my window. Window hiding me.
  2. “Fear leads to angerAnger leads to hateHate leads to suffering.”
  3. “Your beliefs become your thoughtsyour thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”


A rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis.


  1. When you felt like giving up, when you felt like crying, when you felt like hitting the wall, just do it.
  2. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way
  3. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state, sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.


A figure of speech in which the normal word order of the subject, the verb, and the object is changed.


  1. Instead of I like Nepal, “Nepal I like.”
  2. World I want to change.
  3. I, her will keep loving till the end


It is when a specific point, expectations are raised, everything is built-up and then suddenly something boring or disappointing happens.


  1. He killed the king, freed the people, and took the sword and killed himself.
  2. People, pets, batteries, … all are dead.
  3. He loved her so much …he killed her.


is the usage of a word in a new grammatical form, most often the usage of a noun as a verb.


  1. Can you please google to find out the meaning of “anthimeria”? (google is actually noun)
  2. The thunder would not peace at my bidding.
  3. Let’s do some eating. (verb being used as noun)


the repetition of words in successive clauses, but in transposed order.


  1. Eat to live, not live to eat
  2. All crime is vulgar, just as all vulgarity is crime.
  3. Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.


The repetition of the same word or words at the end of successive phrases, clauses or sentences.


  1. There is no Negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem.
  2. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
  3. Nepal is beautiful. Nepalese are beautiful. Her style is beautiful. Her heart is beautiful.


is used in writing or speech either as a proposition that contrasts with or reverses some previously mentioned proposition, or when two opposites are introduced together for contrasting effect.


  1. I am rich man who longs for a poverty.
  2. When in war, we long for peace; when in peace, we long for war.
  3. Let’s play with the fire to feel the rain.


It often appears in the form of a rhetorical question which is meant to imply a difference between the present thing being discussed and the general notion of the subject. Statement that calls into question the definition of a word.


  1. You eat meat and you call yourself animal lover?.
  2. How can you call this country a peaceful country when everywhere is chaos?.
  3. How am I even a writer with this kind of writing?


A figure of speech wherein a sentence is deliberately broken off and left unfinished, the ending to be supplied by the imagination, giving an impression of unwillingness or inability to continue.


  1. Please leave my home or else – !.
  2. I want to go home now. If not.
  3. And she left with. I don’t even want to share.


Apposition is a grammatical construction in which two elements, normally noun phrases, are placed side by side and so one element identifies the other in a different way.


  1. Nepal, my home, is where I want to die.
  2. My brother, Mr. Suresh, is joining me.
  3. Mr. Oli, a famous politician, is giving a speech.


Repetition of vowel sounds


  1. Reave, please leave.
  2. Hire and fire.
  3. Write so bright that it will frighten right.

ASTEISMUS (not needed but know it anyway)

he rhetorical term for achieving polite or soft mockery whereby the replier catches a sensitive word and redirects it back to the interlocutor with an unexpected twist. Example:

  • Judge: You’re charged with vagrancy. Are you guilty or not guilty?
    Ollie: Not guilty, Your Highness.
    Judge: On what grounds?
    Stan: We weren’t on the grounds. We were sleeping on the park bench.


A literary scheme in which one or several conjunctions are deliberately omitted from a series of related clauses.


  1. He ran, he climbed, he conquered .
  2. I wanted to participate, i made it.
  3. Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.


Co-reference of one expression with another expression which follows it, in which the latter defines the first. 


  1. If you want to eat something, there is pizza in the freeze.
  2. If you want her, she is Ms. Lisa.
  3. He is an idiot. He is a douche. He is lazy. He is my friend, Nishant.


a figure of speech in which words, phrases, or clauses are arranged in order of increasing importance. Or say, a figure of speech in which successive words, phrases, clauses, or sentences are arranged in ascending order of importance, as in “Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!”


  1. When there is job, when there is peace, and when there is love, happiness occurs.
  2. We want freedom, liberty and democracy.
  3. Men and women are equal, but above, it’s the responsibility.

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