Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Iron Gate?

According to our Nepali newspapers, 400,000 + young folks are now staring @ the IRON GATE! KTM is #1 again with more than 27,000 students taking their SLC exams whereas in Manang, only 27 students will be doing their 'Iron Gate' dance!

I think the 'SLC' time is a nice time to promote domestic tourism as well as provide opportunities for our urban kids to get to know the 'other' Nepal. So, if we can send 27,000 capital-kids to Manang then it would be a good business for the mountain folks and also encourage the city slickers to stay back for another three months (while they wait for their results) and do some social work or something!

And what about them 27 young ones from Manang. We can show them around KTM and they would be so pissed off with them traffic congestion, pollution, water shortages and all them city nataks, that they would promise themselves that they would rather live in Pokhara than visit this 'Hell-hole' ever again!

We have saved 27 folks from buying new mo'bikes, vehicles, building houses and what not ... Yes, We Can.. save 27 souls from ... Livin' La Vida Loca in Kathmandu! Who the @#$! would want to live this crazy life... ?

One thing we can learn from them Peace Corps-wallah... is... eating daal-bhaat with our hands ... (the correct way?...) And also speaking 'fluent' Nepali than the Baajey from Sanskrit University!

Okay, we don't have them Amriki Peace Corps volunteers anymore but our SLC students can do much more for Nepal than what our Maobaddies and all them Cong-Com-King-Baddies have/had promised to do! Yes, every year ... 400,000 young 'Iron Gate Climbers' can contribute something for three months!

Even teaching village kids 'Livin La Vida Loca' is a good start. You don't have to teach them how to make socket bombs and hand-to-hand combat... do you?

Good luck to all our SLC students... today's exam : English! I have read more than 163,223 novels so far but my friends tell me that my Angrezi is as good as a 5th Grader. I don't know if that's an insult or a compliment! But I know that I am not smarter than a 5th Grader!

Lord, I have a confession to make... if I had not cheated on my Optional Math and Compulsory Math exams then I would still be hanging outside the Iron Gate! I think I would be competing with our Uncle (he is 64!) who is trying to get through the gate for the 11th time! Good Luck to him as well!

P.S. Baajey = member of the priestly class and NOT 'whatever u thought it meant!'
Mountain folks = ppl who live up there and not 'whatever u thought it meant!'

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