Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cricket Revolution

There have been many revolutions in history from the times of the Pharaohs till this day. The French Revolution helped the French to drink more wine and work less. Since, the Frenchies prefer love to war, they also do not frown upon politicians having extra-marital affairs.  

Vaclav Havel, the Czech playwright led the Velvet Revolution that brought down the country's communist regime. The Iranians got rid of the Shah and they got the preachers instead who want to go nuclear instead of exporting more dates and pistachio. They have oil as well but I guess they want to export nukes instead.

But not all revolutions end well. Havel could not save his country from being split into two.  Nobody could have imagined that Saddam would be hanged and Gaddafi, the savage dictator would meet such a savage end. 

Empires fall, dictators either get the boot or if they are lucky, they run away with the loot. And just a few flight hours away, our Thai friends have the Red and the Yellow shirts and both of them want to strangle each other over who has the best Pad Thai recipe.

Our country has also witnessed countless revolutions in the past sixty years but the lives of the common folks have not changed for better.  But something is brewing and we have to thank our cricketers for taking a stand and mustering the courage to demand reforms in the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). Our national cricketers have claimed that have not received allowances and pay since ages.  

Instead, CAN decided to pay US$84,000 fine to ICC because they failed to submit their financial reports on time.  If CAN was not governed by a bunch of lazy bums then they would have submit their reports on time and could have used that money to provide bonuses to our cricketers. 

Paras Khadka and his lads have also demanded transparency in CAN's accounts. While CAN officials waste money to tag along with the players on various tours, the association does not have adequate funds to hire a trainer and physiotherapists. 

Our cricket heroes have also demanded medical treatment for fellow cricketer, Prithu Baskota.  Our government should stop funding medical treatments of our stupid netas abroad and instead provide some funds for injured athletes instead. 

Our lads were promised bonuses and cash prizes by our government and CAN as well. But it's the same story of 'false promises' by our folks in authority while our athletes go home with empty pockets. CAN officials made a deal with BS Sports that prohibits our cricketers from using bats with other sponsors. We all know that our CAN officials received some kickbacks from the sponsor while our players got nothing.

Our cricketers have been requesting CAN officials to take extra players during foreign tours so that they could get exposure but our good for nothing officials have ignored their pleas. Instead, the officials send their own so that they can get exposure to shopping and taking pictures of their foreign visits.  

We all have to support our cricketers in their fight for their rights. Just posting 'You are my Hero' statuses in Facebook won't do.  Just wearing the national team t-shirt will not help our cricketers to get their much deserved bonuses and pay.

So, we must all join the fight and demand reforms in all sports associations in the country. Ganesh Thapa has been ruling ANFA like he owns the association. We are not even sure if there will be a national football league this year. Thapa and his cronies have been making millions whereas our football players and clubs are struggling.

Every Olympics or Asian Games, we see a few athletes and a whole bunch of athletes during the Opening and Closing ceremonies. Our association wallahs use the free ticket and stipend to attend meeting of various international sports bodies but cannot provide a decent diet or pay to the athletes. 

When will we learn to reward our heroes and shun the political savages who have infiltrated every sports and civic associations in the country? Even the FNCCI election is a big joke where our fake VAT bill byaparis spend millions of Rupees so that they can head the association and do nothing.

Maybe, the Cricket Revolution will also inspire all of us to stand up and fight for our rights once and for all. We need to join hands with our lads and demand reforms in the government. The time is right, the huri batas and dhulo mulo these days make us scatter but let us not run away from the scums who are destroying this land of ours. 

Like CAN, our political partie should also submit their financial reports on time and be transparent and held accountable for any damages to public property whenever they go on a rampage.  Let's applaud Paras and his friends for taking a stand against the evil CAN officials. When will we take a stand against the scums and dirtbags who are taking this beautiful land of ours down the drain?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Got a Green Card?

If you are a civil servant and you have a green card or permanent residency in foreign lands then please be careful not to brag about it to your fellow colleagues. Our incompetent government is now after our hardworking civil servants who have green cards or PR. 

Well, it's a good effort but it would be much better if the government first took action against CA members who happen to have dual citizenship or green cards. Some of our CA members are even found to have been engaged in criminal activities and they are yet to be arrested.   Maybe, being a CA member makes you above the law.

Lal Babu Pandit, the so-called crusader against 'green card wallahs' have called those holding permanent residency in foreign lands traitors.  I think the biggest traitors are our netas themselves who may have Nepali nagarikta but bow down to foreign hands and funds and enjoy looting the state treasury. 

Pandit thinks that our civil servants holding dual citizenship or green cards are a threat to sovereignty of the country as if they are going to sell our state secrets to foreign bidders.  We don't have any nuclear bombs or weapons of mass destruction.  We are not planning to invade India or China any time soon.  

If our bideshi ambassadors want to know what's going on in this lands of ours then they can just drive to the residences of our netas and get the information while drinking doodh chiya. Of course, our netas need some pocket money and foreign agents don't have to really place a mole in our state agencies to get the facts. Our netas themselves will serve as informants if they get some chiya kharcha.

Pandit claims that more than 11,000 civil servants hold dual citizenship.  Our buffoons think that the 'green card' wallahs are not loyal to the country.  Our government should track all the children of our netas who have acquired green card and maybe show them the red card instead.  

Many of our princelings own gas stations, dry cleaners and convenience stores in Amrika.  And the funding did not come from their years of hard work in the land of opportunity but from their fathers who happened to be a mantri for a few months or years.  

Maybe, our government should ask the bideshis to provide us the details of the kids of our politicians who have bought apartments in New York or London.  Some of them must have worked in investment banks or tech start-ups and made a killing but most of them have to thank their parents for their luxury pads.

If our government really wants the civil servants to do their jobs then stop extorting them for promotions and lucrative transfers.  After all, it's our netas who make the moolah from civil servants and then our sarkari hakims have no choice but to extort common citizens to make more money.   So if our netas want to show their loyalty to the country then they should ask their children to come back home and work in remote areas for a decade.   

Yes, civil servants should not hold dual citizenship or green cards and the rule should apply to our netas as well.  Sujata auntie came back from Germany in the 90s so that she should screw up the country by making some dough from our state corporations while her late Daddy was in power.   Was she a German citizen or a PR holder when she decided to come back and make some dough?  
Our government is planning to relocate the Central Jail to Nuwakot. Why not Rolpa or even Dolpa? Yes, locate all prisons to remote areas so that our convicts will have to walk at least a few weeks even if they manage to break out from the prisons.  

I think it would be better if our prisoners were mobilized to help build roads in rural areas. At least, they could be a part of the development projects in the country instead of living in congested jail cells and learning how to extort, kidnap and murder others once they are out of prison. 

And if our politicians and civil servants are convicted and sent to prison then they should do hard labor and maybe work in mines or stone quarries so that they will at least learn a thing or two about what hard work really means.

It's about time we relocated all our fuel stations outside the ring road area so that our roads are not backed up due to fuel shortages. Let's relocate our ministries and government agencies outside the valley so that Kathmanduites can go all the way to Dolpa to pay their utility bills.

Maybe, we should make it mandatory for all able bodied citizens to at least travel 150km from their residence and stay in a hotel for a night and eat dal bhat for lunch at a local pasal once a year.  That would be a big boost for domestic tourism. 

And what about our netas? I think we need to have a law that limits foreign travel by civil servants and corrupt netas. Let's peg it at only one foreign trip per year and not for more than a week and if they are taking their spouses then they will have to pay from their pocket instead of ours.