Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone Though

June 17, 2009

School's Out Maoists In

A union of school teachers, affiliated to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists), demonstrated a highly “innovative” style of protest a few days ago in Saptari.

They brought all the students of a local primary school at Kalyanpur of the district to the highway and had them sit across the road, spread their books and study while blocking transportation movement.

Innovative, indeed – not that the Maoists had not used students during their political rallies (and child soldiers in their armed guerilla).

Photo: Rajesh Jha/Saptari

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Dance Baby Dance – A Drama in Three Acts

November 29, 2008

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Act 1: Maoist Central Committee Meeting

The central committee meeting ended inconclusively.

Party chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” and party’s ideologue Mohan Baidhya “Kiran” had presented two separate political proposals to determine the party’s future direction. Prachanda proposed a “Transitional Democratic Republic” model; Kiran proposed a radical “People’s Republic through Revolt” model*.

After days of meeting, the committee members could not resolve on which proposal to endorse. They are to have a discussion of the issue in the party’s general assembly, scheduled for some time next year.

At least that’s what people have been told.

Though, there’s a seeming “rift” among the Maoist central members – one for Prachanda+Baburam, another for Kiran+Gajurel. However, it was not that hard to comprehend that the rift is all but well designed propaganda, with media acting like a complete jerk.

Nepali Congress – it almost rejoiced on the news of the “rift” in the Maoist party. Opportunist, yet completely gullible!

Act 2: Maoists Cadres’ National Convention

Divided into 21 groups, some 1200 Maoist cadres got all set to discuss and finalize one of the two proposals.

Kiran’s proposal of declaring People’s Republic through a Revolt – appealed to those hard-ass-liners, radicals and extremists on the party’s frontline. Prachanda’s proposal seemed to appeal to those slightly drifting from the hardcore radicalism who had already started to grasp the idea – “you need to lick balls of the neighbors and power-nations to be in the power and when you get tired of licking balls, lick it all over again”.

So they discussed. For two days.

In the meantime, the “rift” was highlighted with jubilation in media. It was, they said, inevitable! The party is on the shameful brink of disintegration.

The designers must have had a good laugh.

Act 3: People’s Federal Democratic National Republic**

In an extraordinary turn of events, the party convention endorses Prachanda’s proposal. After five days of discussion, which had the whole nation gawking with full attention, the party cadres and central committee members agree to follow Prachanda’s proposal as the party’s future direction.

Baburam Bhattarai, thutey junga musaardai, said that the party is disintegration-proof and it will initiate its people centric work from the government, parliament and street. (What’s stopping you.. do it… please do it. Shut up and do it.)

After making everyone dance to their tune for five continuous days, the top heads ended the convention with a revolutionary exclamation mark – everyone one of them danced on the stage***.

Nothing is so delightful than a successful drama – a well executed and directed farce in three acts.
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* The concept seems as ridiculous as the first ever wall president of Republic of Nepal – Prachanda. Kiran should be out of his mind. His proposal: People’s Republic through Revolt? Revolt – what revolt! His party is in the government, for Hanumaan’s sake! Has any one heard of any government revolting against itself? Revolt – for whom? for what? Ruling party revolting against what?

It beats me with its profound idiocy. The concept is palin stupid. Period.

** Somehow, it’s going to be hard for kids remembering our country’s name:
PFDNR of Nepal.

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Because it’s FUN

November 21, 2008

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General Strikes, Bandha and Hadtaal might be pain in the ass for some, but for those out on the streets creating havoc and terror, its pure unadulterated fun.

When one has to think about the options for recreation and entertainment for the youth of Nepal, ummm.. there are slim to none. Sports? No one plays football any more, for instance. There are no football grounds. The one inside the Dashrath Stadium is for novelty games – for a match between the comedians and musicians. WTF. WTF

Movies? What movies! No one really bothers going to cinema halls anymore. Rajesh Hamal has lost his charm. (Did he ever have any?) The new movies have Hindi titles. Buland. Balwaan. Hami Tin Bhai. Kismat. Kumari and Jai Nepal? Fuck, it’s 300 Rs.

Education? We have teachers turned into goons, vandalizing schools, beating up bus drivers and threatening students. Reading is no fun no more.

Music and musicians have degraded. Dance Restaurants are closed. We can’t go to the Casinos. The country’s only recreational park – Bhrikuti Mandap is in superb shambles.

Chanting political slogans. No fun.
Singing national anthem. No fun.
Poem. Shit.
Walking in rallies. No fun.
Getting jobs. What?
Silent protest. No fun.
Fast-till-death. Staying hungry. Out of question.

Thus, come any strikes, bandha and hadtaal – the youths rejoice, for these are the mere moments to be rejoiced about. These are divine.

In absolute lawlessness, we rejoice. There’s no rule of game. There’s only one principle.

Destroy.Destroy.Destroy.Fun.Fun.Fun.

Power to the youth!

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Pics: AP
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America INVADES Nepal

November 17, 2008

George Bush

Program: BBC Nepal’s Sajha Sawal on Kantipur TV

Venue: At a ground in front of the premises of Shakti Khor, Division 3, Chitawan.
Participants: Maoist leader Barsa Man Pun “Ananta” and Nepali Congress leader (forgot the name) with some 20-30 Maoist PLA combatants, some NC party workers and general people.

Issue: The Integration of Maoist Combatants into the National Army

The moderator asks one of the female Maoist combatants.

Q: Why do you think Nepal needs any army at all?
A: To protect the country from all sorts of invasion.

Q: Who is going to invade Nepal?
A: America. The imperialist America. Just turn the pages of history, you will realize America has always been invading the countries that are not in line with America’s imperialism and capitalism.

Q: Do you really think America will invade Nepal?
A: Yes it can.

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The concept of “America invading Nepal” sounds really far-fetched, funny, scary, ridiculous, childish, inevitable…

America indeed has a history of invading countries, toppling democracies, administering puppet governments. It has a history of lying to its own people while ordering bombings, inquests and genocides, all sorts of atrocities – to protect its “national interest”.

Thus, with people like this particular army general – who thinks any non-western human life is expendable – is still in abundance in America, you never know what’s next after Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The Oriental does not put the same high price on life as a Westerner. Life is plentiful, life is cheap in the Orient. The philosophy of life in the Orient expresses that life is not important.” – General William Westmoreland (Vietnam War)
Source: Hearts and Mind (1974)

Nevertheless, the concept of America invading Nepal sounds equally unrealistic and bone chilling at the same time.

The combatant’s “apocalyptic” vision is really admirable, though. Well tought by the Maoists.

Highly Recommended:
Hearts and Mind (Documentary on Vietnam War, 1974)
War on Democracy (Documentary on American Invasion on Latin American Nations, by John PIlger)


Pan-Parag Pan-masala Pan-parag

November 6, 2008

Parmananda Jha Effigy

Our vice president has opened his mouth this time and he has seriously pissed the two ruling parties of the coalition government.

The one responsible for streets full of burnt tyres and effigies all over the country for taking oath in Hindi, has now heated up the political tussle ground by mouthing “the special committee formed for the integration of Maoist combatants” as un-constitutional and self-decision of the two major parties, Maoist and UML.

No wonder, the Maoists are pissed, and so are the tail wagging comedians of UML.

They want to take action against Vice President Parmananda Jha for what they claim as “putting remarks beyond one’s jurisdiction”.

That in other words, according to them, VP PJ needs to shut his mouth up (or anyone else for that matter) and never remark what the government (two parties) is doing.

With his role limited to sitting at his vice-presidential office cleaning any new layers of dust that sediments on his table, brooding and wondering what the first ever vice president of the Democratic Republic of Nepal ought to be doing – our VP must have become inspired somehow. Even though it sounds “palin stupid”, he must have mustered some courage and with determination, he spoke out and questioned the legitimacy of the special committee.

“This committee is fucking unconstitutional.”

Sedition. The joint mechanism of Maoist and UML have now suggested Prime Minster Awesome to seek explanation from VP Jha for his outrageous “anti-government” remark.

Note that, it’s not the government or the cabinet that is suggesting dear Mr Prime Minister to take action against the VP; it’s the two-party joint mechanism. And again, this joint mechanism was reportedly formed to improve the relationship between the two communist parties – Maoist and UML.

They might even impeach poor old vice president and boot him out of his office for sedition.

Thus, the show continues.

Each day, there are newer issues and newer farce. They had promised – ” the process of drafting the new constitution will surely start right after the Tihar festival.” Tihar is gone. The obnoxious smell of “malta-bara” has vanished. The “makha-mali” flower too has gradually withered.

The swift visit by ever-happy looking UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon was like those TV commercials of pan-masala that you no longer remember. Only the bitter after taste of pan-masala lingers – an on-your-face bitching by Girija Prashad Koirala with Secretary General, condemning the recent fawning of UNMIN to the CPN Maoist.

No one speaks of drafting Constitution anymore. The CA has not even convened after the Tihar. The elected “Gang of 601” is too busy doing nothing except getting monthly salary and allowances.

The constitution, the army integration, the revolution, the change, the development. Peace, oh, peace. Our country, motherland.

Hyaaaaa…. fuck this melodrama shit.
Let’s hear some news about VP Jha getting his Hindi-swearing ass scalded by the government.

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Post Post Script:
As of today, November 09, 2008 – Home Minister Bam the Dev has stated “except for the Supreme Court, no one is allowed to make any remark on the special committe formed for the maoist combatant integration”.


Bhutanese Maoists Press Release

May 7, 2008

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I got my hands on one press release faxed to our work place (don’t ask where) from the Communist Party of Bhutan – Maoists chairman Comrade Surya. It is dated February 02, 2008 but I wonder how this fax got to us this freaking late.

Anyways here’s what it says in general, with “raktim abhivadan” (red salute, I reckon)

“In the changing political scenario of Bhutan, the Communist Party of Bhutan – Maoists has also changed its strategies. CPB – Maoist, which considers all the parties against the monarchy as cohorts, has decided to take brutal actions against those parties that try to harm this party.”

Then it lists out the “Present Targets for Physical Action” that are –

Block Chiefs (Gup) and their allies living on the land of refugees (in Bhutan) and ruling over the people.
Government officials and Indian traders that have alliance with the state and are engaged in commission-ism.

The press release also states “the CPB Maoists has decided to take a vicious physical action against one unidentified Moto Rai of Beldangi 3 for attempting to disrupt the party’s people’s revolution.”

I suppose that Beldang 3 means the Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal and the party is taking in a lot of inspiration from what CPN Maoists did during the insurgency in Nepal.

In the meantime, Bhutan has already held its first ever parliamentary elections. I wonder what the CPB M did during and after the elections.


Armed Revolution for Hindu Monarchy

May 1, 2008

Hindu Activist with weapon  Hindu Activist 

Are they coming out with Trishul, Bow/Arrow? Or are they coming out with M16 and Beretta? Or are they coming out with bombs and grenades?

Are they going to bomb people now? Are they going to bomb Nepali people? Will we be reading news of suicide-bomb attacks in Kathmandu?

Will WE be the news itself?

Source: Kantipur Daily

Extremist Hindu organizations of Nepal and India have warned to launch armed struggle to keep the last Hindu monarchy in Nepal.

They have warned they would not accept the decision of the elected constituent assembly to remove monarchy.

The conference of World Hindu Federation that concluded in Balrampur district of India, Monday, decided to focus their movement against Maoists.

The conference was participated by dozens of Hindu activists from both the countries.

The movement would be led by Hem Bahadur Karki, a retired army colonel and recently elected president of WHF, and former royal ADC Bharat Keshar Simha from Nepal, and by Yogi Adityanath, MP of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Gorakhpur, from India.

They have decided to gather pro-Hindu activists from all over the two countries and start the movement from Terai.

Further read-> Maoists from Underground to Cabinet
Jump to Indian Dilemma part.