Saturday, November 3, 2018

Tea Party!





If you want to really figure out how a political party will run this country if they come to power then just attend one of their tea parties. Don't fall for their hawatari speeches because our netas have promised us thousands of MW of electricity in the past decade and we have not even managed to add a hundred.

Instead we are covering half of our demand from our chimeki across the border. And instead of using our water, we are asking the Desis to burn their coal to provide us electricity. Yes, this government is not for saving the environment but for destroying it in the name of development and modernity. 

Yes, destroy our Chure region to make our contractors richer. Destroy our forests so that everybody can make millions while the airport will be like Melamchi and take most probably half a century before it comes to operation. 

We have the resources but it is our own civil servants, contractors and our clowns who work together to make sure that this country remains underdeveloped while their bellies and bank accounts are overdeveloped. Millions of Nepalis work abroad to make a few Ringgits, Dinars and lucky ones earn Yen and Dollars. Here at home, those in power make millions and billions but do not want to share the money with the common folks. 

Forget Singapore or Switzerland, remember Somalia or Sudan. Instead, try the tea at one of those tea parties and if it's not worth it then you know whom not to vote for if elections are around the corner. Our politicians loot billions of Rupees from this country, civil servants , contractors and common citizens but when it comes to tea parties, they practice extreme frugality.

So far, none of our political parties have managed to organize a good tea party  at all. Everything is disorganized and it seems that the members of the organizing committee themselves don't have a clue about the program schedule or what to do when the tea runs out. 

Yes, it's tough to manage an event where tens of thousands of folks come rushing in to grab a cup of tea and a packet of tidbits but hire a PR firm or an event management company and make it a fun event instead of asking thousands and thousands of folks who have lots of free time to stand in line for hours to take  grab a cup of tea and if lucky then take a selfies with our so-called leaders.

Our political parties organize tea parties during the festive season to waste their ill-gotten money from byaparis and other con artists. Most of our politicians prefer bideshis whiskey in the evening and it would be better if they organized a beer festival or a wine tasting event or ask one of those dealers selling whiskey from Scotland to organize an event for our netas. 

Yes, just show us your true colors instead of acting like saints when most of you are savages hungry for power and money.

Our comrades spent more than 50 lakhs to organize their tea party at Bhrikuti Mandap recently.  Why spend so much for a box of samosa, kera and ladoo and watered down milk tea? Why not ask all your cadres across the country to visit child care centers and old folks home and spend a day with the kids and our senior citizens and make their day worthwhile. 

And now our Kangaroos want to beat our comrades and tell us that 100,000 folks attended their tea party. Even if you spend a hundred Rupees on one person then the cost will top 1 Karod. I think it would be better if 100,000 folks brought their own food and shared it with the less fortunate rather than wasting the party's money and creating traffic jams nearby. 

We all thought that Baburam's new party could make a difference. Well, Dr Saheb will get all the freebies from the State as a former PM and he doesn't have to worry about chiya kharcha. But one man show cannot change this country. Rabindra Dai should have made a deal with the UML and he could have beaten Prakash Dai. 

Yes, sometimes you have to make deals with the clowns as well to bring changes to this country. Look at our Emperor. A while ago he was in bed with Deuba then he changed partners and is now bromancing Oli and who knows later one, he may switch sides and show us another set of his magic tricks. 

We have another four years to go and it's about time, any political party that wants to challenge the old chors start making their war plans now. Yes, if we do not vote for a new player in the next election then we are all doomed because with the way these chors are running the show, this country will cease to exist and then we can all be Kings and Queens of our own 24 kingdoms. 

Tihar is here. Our cows give us milk. Dogs are our best friends. Crows do their thing but our politicians give us nothing to be happy about. Instead, we have to worry about everything while our chor netas only worry about how to appoint their near and dear ones to positions of power and even make money off it. Let us wish Oli better health. 

Let us wish our Emperor more wealth as if he has not made enough and for the  rest of us, let us pray that we finally have the courage to stand up and hold those in power accountable for their actions. 

First, let us start with the the Jorpati road. If our government cannot take action against contractors and sarkari hakims , then it's now time for the people to wake up and smell the rotting corruption in this land.

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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Dashain Hangover



Let us thank our government for giving us the best Dashain gift ever. No, we did not get free Khasi or anything else from our incompetent government. Instead, we had to pay more for everything. The day we get any freebies from Singha Durbar is the day we know that we are officially what you would call a so-called 'developed' nation.

Instead, we had to pay more for everything. It seems that our Nepali Rupee is not worth much these days. Someday, we might be like one of those countries where you need to take a bora of cash to the market just to buy a chicken and that too after signing up to buy one a year ago.

One day, in the future, we will know that we have made it when our government offers us tax refunds or at least give us something instead of only increasing our taxes while failing to spend most of the funds meant for so-called development projects. So far it seems that our own government really doesn't want this land to be peaceful and prosperous because then our politicians and civil servants will stop getting chiya kharcha from service seekers. 

The price of maida, sugar  and nearly everything else went up before the festive season and now the food price is going up even more after Dashain.  By Tihar, most of us Nepalese will be broke while our thulo mancheys will not have to worry about rising food cost because they get boras of cash from civil servants, contractors and other con artists while the value of our hard-earned Rupee won't get you much these days. 

And don't be surprised when one Amriki dollar will get you a kilo of khasi soon.  And maybe a decade later, our Rupee will be like one of those Zimbabwean dollars then and we could all be billionaires in paper or even carry around trillion Rupee notes while the value of our notes would be worthless. 

Across the border, thousands of folks take to the streets to protest rising food cost but here in our land, we, the people stay silent and accept it as it is.  Maybe, we could save a few Rupees on fuel if our government gave us tax rebates on electric vehicles. But no, our sarkari hakims are the ones who would rather help our byaparis than help the people, the environment and help the country to reduce its trade deficit with its chimekis.

Our Prime Monster Oli whom we thought would be our savior has turned out to be no different from the rest of the folks who got to stay in Baluwatar. And we should not blame Oli and his greatest communist government on Earth for all of our problems. Yes, Rome was not built in a day and we need to be patient but we have nothing to be optimistic about from the way our Oli sarkar has been running the show so far. 

Instead of working for the people, our communist government wants to make sure that there is no dissent and we the people just shut up and put up with all the nataks our thulo mancheys dish us every now and then. 

We were told that we would be getting the water from Melamchi before Dashain. It looks like we might have to wait for some time. After all, we have waited almost two decades and we can still wait some more. After all, we are Nepalese. We have been patient for the past sixty years and continue to be patient even after successive governments have exploited us for their own self interest. 

It seems that we think we are better off with the new players but nobody really wants to change the system even though they talk about it before they get to power. We seem to have the worst Mayor in Kathmandu and he is not even worried about his legacy. 

He just wants to ride around in a luxury vehicle and enjoy the power and chiya kharcha that comes with it. This is the guy who thinks we are better off destroying hundreds of years of our history and replacing it with coffee shops and food stalls. 

Our former mayor has been accused of sexual harassment by two women but he acts like the women are to be blamed for misunderstanding his natak. It's about time, our thulo mancheys learn to resign and even quit politics for moral reasons but in this land of ours, our chors have no morals and they continue to get away with everything. 

Our Nepal Police has fired police officers involved with the  Nirmala case for failing to do their job. But they will not be barred from future government service. It's hard to believe that our police wallahs can't figure out the case and arrest those involved because our men and women in blue are quite competent when it comes to solving crimes without adequate resources. 

But we all know that those involved in the Nirmala murder case have ties with our thulo mancheys  and it's the same story with the case of the missing 33kg gold. 

Our former IGP has written his story. We all know that our politicians seek bribes from civil servants for promotion and lucrative postings. His story is nothing knew but even after knowing about misuse of power and corruption from our thulo mancheys, we can do nothing about it. 

It’s about time our civil servants all come clean and let us know how much they have paid to our netas so far. This is the land where politicians offer millions of dollars to then Chief Justice to look the other way. Thank God, she didn't take the money or else 

Lokman Dai would still be running the show in this land. This is the land where byaparis get to loot the consumers with the help of the government. This is the land where our own government is our own worst enemy. 


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