Take it easy
The CA was to start at 11 am on Thursday. But the members were kept
waiting as the political
parties met somewhere else to take more important decisions. All at sea, the MPs tuned in to various FM stations. It would “start soon”, the RJs informed. It did, at 3. Compared to nine-hour-long yawn fest on May 28, the three-hour wait was a breeze.
Frustrated with the attitude of the Nepali Congress and UML, the Fierce One pulled out a phrase from his never-ending repertoire — Jana Ganatantra, or People’s Republic. The YCL knows what it means. Their definition: Ganatantra is the result of Gyanendra’s foolhardiness. Jana Ganatantra is the historical stage that will emerge when the NC and the UML die out because of their foolhardiness... And we thought Mugabe was Orwellian.
The Maoists hauled up another rabbit from their hat, when they announced that they were ready to go for a simple majority system while forming the government. The condition, however, was that the post of President should go to a civilian. Seems like the Tall One should resign from the party, and join the civil society. What sayest Khagendra Sangraula?
His Ex-cellency has at long last accepted the inevitable and decided to move out of the palace on his own. Gem Junior is still fuming though. Advised to stay clear of tipple and tobacco after his tryst with the Escorts, P still can’t do without a shot or two of Rum Punch before bed. The Big G, meanwhile, is already looking ahead. Ever the businessman, rumour has it that he plans to join the rat race soon. We for one wouldn’t mind unCrowning a bottle or two of The Royal Slag.
GPK is caught between a rock and a hard place. Not agree to the Maoist proposal of ceremonial president from outside politics, the Crooked One risks losing his beautifully chiseled nose. Agree, eminent death waits. Says who? The farsighted Dr Shashank, of couse.
Those displaced by the decade-long conflict and those who lost their loved ones during Jana Andolan II are understandably not very happy at The last Shah of Nepal being bundled away to another palace when they live in utter misery. And 150 security
personnel, we hear! Is the government inviting another coup?
The new king of Gorkha is all agog about Barak Obama riding high on the donkey. Unlike John McCain who refuses to concede an inch to the ‘terrorists’, Obama is ready to talk to all to protect American interests. P is tickling himself pink at the prospect of a grand gala at Seto Ghar come 2009. What if the invite comes with a terrorist tag!
Is you bike running on empty? Head for your nearest photo outlet or workshop. No bargaining allowed. Hundred and
fifty bucks or no go.
Charity comes at a price. Ask UNMIN.