Saturday, September 1, 2018

A Big Mistake!






Let us thank our Oli government for hosting the 4th BIMSTEC Summit here at Kathmandu and making our lives miserable for a few days.  Was it a big mistake to host the summit here when we could have used the money spent to at least help those affected by the floods and landslides in the country? 

I think our government should not host any international summit for a decade until we finally become a prosperous nation as promised by our greatest communist government on Earth.  Then, we can even prepare ourselves to host the Olympics and then the World Cup and waste billions of dollars for those events. But for now, let us not waste our funds and shut down our schools and offices just to show our foreign guests that all is okay in the capital.

It's really about time our incompetent government shifted the capital as well as the international airport so that they can host their summits somewhere else. Our domestic planes do not have enough parking space at TIA and consumers have to wait for hours or even half a day to take a plane to other destinations in the country. TIA has to deal with cracked runways and inefficient management. 

I think our civil servants follow the formula of not fixing up things until it is broken. We are not into taking preventive measures but only taking action after things break down and taking our own time to finish the task. Look at our roads in the valley. It's been years since the government began the road widening project and it might take a decade before we finally get to be a dust-free city.  

Until then, we just have to buy gas masks, sturdy gum boots and even portable rafts because our Department of Roads blame the contractors while the contractors blame the common folks not tearing down their homes while the common folks just put up with all the nataks and go on with their daily lives.

And it’s about time our thulo mancheys seriously thought about moving the capital to a new place. Just ask the guys from Myanmar. They seem to be experts when it comes to shifting the capital from one place to another. Who cares if the new capital leads to nowhere? At least, our politicians, civil servants and contractors can make a bundle to build a new city. 

BIMSTEC is an international organization of seven nations with a population of 1.5 billion folks. If our civil servants had done their homework then we would be promoting Lumbini, Everest and other tourist destinations to a billion potential tourists through their head of states. But no, our government was busy fixing our roads in the capital and didn't have time for promoting this beautiful country. 

We could have hosted the summit at Lumbini and the valley residents wouldn’t have to stay home or spend hours to get to their offices. Our incompetent government thinks that closing down schools and placing an odd-even driving nataks will help them to show our visitors that Kathmandu is indeed a beautiful city. 

It was a  beautiful city years ago but we have to thank our civil servants for destroying this valley. If only our municipality wallahs had done their job then we would not have to waste  billions in the road widening project in the first place. If only our hakim sahebs had done their homework then our fertile lands would not turn into concrete jungles. 

Let us thank our government for cutting down trees in the name of road widening projects. Yes, while the rest of the world  is going green and European netas ride around in bicycles, our government is busy promoting just the opposite.  Yes, let us welcome more pollution, corruption and frustration in New Nepal. 

A Chinese Swami once said that if you are a rich person in a poor nation the you must be ashamed of yourself. But here in this beautiful land of ours, our corrupt evil doers who ride around in luxury vehicles and waste our government funds to fund their lifestyle stand tall with heads held high while law-abiding hard working citizens bow down their heads to make sure that they don't break their ankles while walking in the valley. 

Well, the BIMSTEC natak is over and we can now go on to our usual routine but it would be better if our Oli government continued the odd-even driving nataks in the valley forever. We can cut down a little bit on pollution. We can save a few Rupees on fuel we import from India. 

And whatever happened to the cycle lanes in the city. Our chor netas and lazy civil servants think fast cars and metro rails will make us modern. But even Western researchers now tell us that it is better for our health to squat and finish our business rather than using the Western-style sit natak! 


Guffadi is a grumpy old man who blogs at guffadi.blogspot.com. You may contact him at maguffadi@gmail.com

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Ban Everything




I think we should stop criticizing Oli and his courtiers for not being able to do anything good for this country in the past six months. Oli has managed to visit India and China and if all goes as planned we will have trains from Kerung to Kolkata and ships from India. 

Forget about making billions from our hydropower. Oli is a man with a master plan. He dreams of selling our Himalayan water and we need ships to transport it to other countries. 

Yes, we might not be able to get clean drinking water here at home but we can make billions of dollars by selling our water to the bideshis. That happens with almost everything. We sell our good-quality agricultural products across the border while we import cheaper substandard stuff. 

Our government thinks allowing our byaparis to build cement factories is what will make us prosperous but what our thulo mancheys fail to understand is that they are instead polluting our air and the residents nearby these factories will breather in harmful chemicals. Just ask the old folks living in Chovar area when our government cement factory was in operation then. 

Our greatest communist government on Earth still has  a good four and half years to go and they can take their time to take this country down the drain. Well, if things go as planned then Oli will get to spend another two years at Baluwater before he heads for Benaras. 

Oli claims to be a political yogi and maybe it's time he became a religious one as well. But of course, communists are a different lot. They do not believe in God. It’s okay to believe that you are one of the God's chosen people but our comrades believe that they are God! 

We have new laws in town and instead of going after the corrupt, kidnappers, murderers and rapists, our incompetent government thinks it's a good idea to go after the media. I think our media wallahs should stop publishing pictures of our thulo mancheys. Stop reporting about where our netas went to cut ribbons and waste our taxpayers money.  

Just publish pictures of landslides, floods, potholes. At least you don't need to ask permission to take such pictures. But this government might come up with a new law that prohibits anybody from publishing picture of any places in this country without seeking permission from the government.

I think our government should ban Facebook and other forms of social media in this country. Just go ahead and ban the Photoshop software as well. That would at least prevent some of our traitors from imposing pictures of our netas with other animals and going to jail for it. 

We must congratulate Nepal Police for doing a great job going after folks using social media to bitch and whine about our politicians.  Yes, it shows that our men and women in blue also use Facebook excessively like half of our folks in this country. 

Our government fails to place a ban on plastic bags. It can't even clear the garbage in the valley and yet it collects garbage tax. Our roads are crumbling and yet our government collects billions of Rupees in taxes from our vehicles.


Oli and his courtiers want to make Nepal government the best in the world by not sharing information with the public. That way, we won't even know what our government is up to and our politicians can make more money from other chors without having to worry about reading about it in our papers. 

Our young children are raped across the country. Our citizens protest against the negligence of our police wallahs. And what does our government do? They shoot at the protestors. Yes, use the laathis and then the tear gas and rubber and real bullets. 

Our martyrs have died in vain. The fake prophets are leading this country to ruin while they falsely claim to be working hard to make this country prosperous. We all know who is making all the illegal money in this land.  And it's not you and me. We are honest, law-abiding citizens of this land. We pay our taxes even though we don’t like it because it is our duty  as citizens to pay up or get prevented from getting the services required from the government. 

Our netas, civil servants and other thulo mancheys make 'chiya kharcha' on the side. It's not your cup of tea or a plate of momo stuff. Our thulo mancheys extort from common citizens, service seekers, contractors, and their own peers. 

If somebody sits down and does the math then we would not be surprised if we found out that our evil doers make more money than our national budget through corruption in a year. So, if this government is really serious about eradicating corruption in this land then Oli should start from his own party. Be an example to the rest of us. 

But that will not happen because if Oli really goes after his own mantris and cadres then he will be out of power and forced to Benaras from Baluwatar in a day. 

Yes, we have a mafia running this nation and except for Dr. KC, no one is brave enough to stand up and fight. Even our poor Home Minister is helpless. Yes, the man is poor because he has only twenty thousand Rupees in the bank and two dogs and all other stuff belongs to his spouse like every other netas in town. 

Our Home Minister cannot fight against the shady contractors or trigger-happy cops or anyone who is connected to the 'big sharks'. We still don’t know who are the big sharks because then that would violate the privacy of our chors. And Nepal Police should stop making a fool of itself by arresting that guy from the other Maoist party every time our court sets him free. 

Leave the poor man alone. Don't file charges for all the nataks his party has done recently on one man. We all know that at the end of the day, our Home Minister will one day offer him a glass of juice. We should request our thulo mancheys to stop faking it.


Guffadi is a grumpy old man who blogs at guffadi.blogspot.com. You may contact him at maguffadi@gmail.com