The Downfall of MKN

April 22, 2008

The most successful Smear Campaign in the history of Nepali election – the CPN Maoists stuck these posters over night, all over Kathmandu constituency 2, where UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal was contesting the CA elections from. The outcome – MKN getting asskicked in the election by CPN Maoists candidate Jhaku Prasad Subedi by a freaking landslide.

(The Photo speaks for itself: Madhav Kumar Nepal, general secretary of CPN Unified Marxist Leninist, on June 04, 2001 presents himself in front of the then-newly elected King Gyanendra as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister of the government. Thus with this picture made public, the CPN Maoists have been able to accuse MKN as a royalist from deep inside. )

It’s funny how dear old MKN vehemently denied that he stooped before King Gyanedra – he said during a Kantipur TV program – “Bartaman Paripekcha ma, I went there to demand the post of Prime Minister from the King – not to beg”.

Well, if that’s the way to “demand the rights” then, let it be – I might as well keep a Gold Coin handy in my wallet and learn to “stoop” properly.

But that cost him the membership of the Constituent Assembly and a historic opportunity to be a part of drafting the constitution of the New Nepal.



April 13, 2008

April 13 – Vote Count – proceeding full on.
Constituent Assembly Elections April 10, 2008.

Current Prime Minister Girija Prashad Koirala must have used his insight (or intuition) to have registered his candidacy in the Proportional Representation System of the CA elections, not for the First-Past-The-Post sytem.

Prime Minister Girija Prashad Koirala was doing OK. People forgot his past errors (corruptions) and even commended his ability to hold the interim government, the Seven Party Alliance, intact.

Until he wanted to play DHRITARASTRA!

Having reached quite near towards the brim of the life, he got blinded by the love for his baby girl and announced Sujata Koirala as “Minister without Portfolio”. He must have had constant prophetic nightmares of Koirala legacy’s “whitewash” since then.

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NO to Commies

April 10, 2008

The previous doubts lingering in my head got all cleared out as soon as I got my hands on the ballot papers. I decided – No to Commies!

The voting went smoothly, without any disruptions or interventions in our voting center this time – rather uneventful one. The last time we had election (during King Gyanendra’s short regime), a fight had broke out between god knows which two groups, ended up with several guys sustaining knife-stabs and sword strikes.

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Yes, No, NEVER

February 25, 2008

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Nepal – the Richest Country in TWO decades

February 17, 2008

There he goes again – he wants to be the president. That’s okay.


(Pic: Dipesh)

But the Nepali media should stop this glorious bullshit by not constantly covering one man’s perversion. The media should respond by stating that this is a “Constituent Assembly” election NOT a presidential or parliamentary election. And, he wants to reign forever. Two decades!

This offends me, being a Nepali.

Tea, Snacks, Radio Nepal, Whisky and Coke

February 15, 2008

Radio Nepal

Any meeting or interaction with politicians presiding and speaking – is quite an entertainment. You get to see “up close and personal” the beloved leaders and it startles one’s mind into thinking -“these are the ones who will lead our nation into peace and prosperity”. One might even feel extremely blessed to be able to breathe the oxygen the leaders are breathing.

The place was the meeting hall of Radio Nepal. The occasion was the 6th anniversary of Federation of Nepalese Journalists’ Radio Nepal chapter. The program was about the “constituent assembly election and the role of Radio Nepal”. Present (initially) were – the speaker of the interim parliament – Subash Nemwang; leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) – Prakash Saran Mahat, leader of the CPN UML – Raghu Pant, leader of Rastriya Prajanta Party (RPP)- Parashu Ram Khapung, one leader of the CPN Maoist (can’t remember the name) and some other politicians. Some 200 journalists, reporters and staffs of the Radio Nepal.

So, like I said earlier, these types of interactions turn out to be a pure entertainment. NC leader Prakash Saran Mahat was the first one to speak. He stated how his party (Nepali Congress) is always in the favour of “autonomous state media” and tried in length to describe the meaning of “autonomous”. He also illustrated (tried to) how his party has never put any political pressure on the Radio Nepal.

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Warning: Acute Diarrhea

February 11, 2008

If you eat momo before it is steamed well, you will have to face the wrath of Lord Momo – in this case, acute diarrhea. You have to be patience, go through certain steps and with the blessing of Lord Momo, only will you then start eating and relish forever.

Dhyaauuu.. (or call it a nice burp) is very essential.

Look. Wall paintings. Banners. Flex boards.

Our dear leader Prachanda is trying to eat momo even before the meat is being minced!

“Red Salute to the First President of the New Nepal”.

Here’s how I have understood:

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