Gaijatra in Kirtipur.
“Mahamahim Bhittey Rastrapati of Nepal” is what cracked me up !
Cartoon extracted from The Reporter Weekly (July 16, 2012)
KATHMANDU, JUL 09 – The Standing Committee (SC) of the UCPN (Maoist) has sacked Prakash Dahal, son of party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, from the Newa State Committee.
According to party spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma, Dahal junior was relieved of all responsibilities after serious questions were raised over his alleged relationship with Bina Magar, President of Maoist-aligned All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary at Sarswoti Campus.
The party decided to take disciplinary action against Dahal, who has gone out of contact for the past four days, Sharma informed. The party has also initiated an investigation into the matter.
Prakash and Mina were together during their Everest expedition a few weeks ago. There were reports that the two fell in love during the expedition. After getting divorced from his first wife, Prakash has a son from his second wife.
And, for the one who dared doing it – I salute you.
Umm.. excuse me,
will the Americans attack the Iraqi people with shoe-bombs now?
(The Earth is really getting hotter!)
There must be some practical ways to fighting global warming.
conserve energy, use it wisely;
at houses, use energy-saving bulbs;
use solar energy;
maintain ours vehicle, keep it energy-efficient;
ditch the habit of using plastic.
There are surely other ways too.
However, THIS sure is not a way to fight global warming.
You stupid little Miss Earth wannabe, can’t you see? You are not fighting. YOU are contributing to the global warming 🙂
Our Maoist revolutionary women leaders/constituent assemblers/social workers must have dreaded the fact that these sort of bikini crusaders would come for the rescue and save the world! And thus, they lobbied against Miss Nepal beauty contest and eventually succeeded in stopping the show.
Alas, our own Nepali girl could have been standing right over there – bikini clad, all set for action with a hand shaped green placard – and doing such a noble job of fighting the global warming. Nepal could have another reason to be proud of, a better reason to be proud of… besides good old Gautam Buddha and gradually shedding Mount Everest. (sic)
Tihar, the festival of lights has started from today. Some like Tihar for lights, some for fire crackers, some for langur-burza, and some for Deusi-Bhailo.
Deusi for guys. Bhailo for girls. But it’s be both way for some years now.
It used to be fun when we were kids. Not anymore though. However, our Koirala Bajey does not seem to have lost any ounce of interest for Deusi-Bhailo. Revitalized, reinvigorated, re-energized, Koirala Babu claims:
Hey, listen up listen up Koshi victims
Why are you so sad?
Listen up listen up people,
Don’t you worry people,
Maoist won’t help you
Maoist CAN’T help you
I will ask for the money
Don’t you worry people,
I will talk to India
Arey waa, arey waa
I will talk to America
Come daughter, sing with me
Listen up people, listen up
Don’t you worry a bit.
Prachanda Babu must already be ready with his own version of Deusi. Seems like this year’s Tihar is going to be fun.
Crisis in Darfur: How should US respond to it?
A talk show televised by CNN on September 21, 2008.
Former Secretaries of the States. Collin Powell, Madeleine Albright and three others.
Issues: Genocide in Darfur – Should the US intervene.
China is selling weapons to the government of Sudan, in turn the Sudanese government is using the “Chinese” weapons to “kill” the anti-government/rebels, leading to a genocide in the matter of five years. (This was also one of the reasons why they and the human rights organizations like RTI and RSF wanted other nations to boycott the Beijing Olympics.)
The show ends with most of them agreeing that the US should do something about Darfur crisis.
Surprisingly, the real reasons of the conflict in Darfur were not discussed even once during the whole show.
A classic example of how mainstream media limits the issue of discussion, how it narrows the range of discourse; how mainstream media successfully engages people in a so called “active debate” but always manages to limit the discourse within that “range”.
The participants constantly belabored about “genocide”, “human rights” and “crisis” – they even debated, sometimes putting opposing opinions. But never once did they talk about the reasons of the conflict.
This phenomenon has been explained best by the renowned media critic – Noam Chomsky:
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views.
That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.”
Noam Chomsky, The Common Good
They indulged in a highly active discussion – critical and analytical. Freedom of Expression. Right to Information. Set the agenda. Everything seemed highly democratic. But through out the whole period, they did not even address the other side.. the real side.. the “real reality”.
All done with purpose.