It may now be tempting to trash and lampoon a fallen Lokman Singh Karki but the tragic story of Nepal's lost opportunities did not start with him and hasn't ended with his ouster. He was more a symptom rather than root cause of the rampant bad governance in the country bordering anarchy. The fight against him had many subplots and the most important was this: what helped him survive for more than three years setting up a parallel state was the symbiosis between him and political parties; what led to his fall was the decisive push by the citizens and the judiciary. The society, hostage of twin cartels over past four years, has now the prospects of getting rid of one mammoth extortion racket that the CIAA under Karki was but the other cartel of unconscionable politicians thrives. And, now we should worry about that.