I don’t understand why we Nepalese take extreme pride in the Gurkha Army that serves the British Empire. More than anything what bugs me the most is that the people who are proud of Gurkha army are not even brave enough to say it is Gorkha and not Gurkha. Well, that is a big hypocrisy.
Most of my family members were and are in the British and Indian army. I am proud of them because they took a dangerous profession to earn their livelihood and support the family. That’s it. There is nothing else to be proud of them.
And may be to be proud in the earnings of a son,husband or a brother through gurkha army is understandable. But taking pride in them for the guns they fire or the blades they strike at the people who Nepal has no connections. It is simply absurd.
What is the reason for us to be proud? Is it because we fought in world war I,II and many other battles? That is something to be proud for some people. But now, I don’t see any reason.