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Saturday, January 10

Easier Said Than Done :: Corruption continues...

" Jun Jogi Aaye Pani Kannai Chireko"

This is one of well known Nepali proverb which is in tongue tip of all Nepalese. We, Nepalese, experienced the regime of all political parties and didn't find so much difference in the governance of any except its name alone. Public have great expectation in this government of Maiosts who really struggled so hard for the sovereignty and Republic Nepal sacrificing thousands of innocent lives. Nepalese people have to despair this time also as usual. Even after more than six months of formation of new Republic Nepal, Government is not able to console the public putting forward few positive symptoms of developments. Despites, unemployment,disorders and insecurity still prevail as usual and development is adversely affected by intolerable load-shedding for 12 hours a day. People are just starving for survival. Scores of small, medium and large scale industries are force to shut down due to interruptible power supply.

While talking with my family members and friends staying Nepal, i came to know that life in Nepal is simply horrible. Twelve hours load shedding is not a joke. And who is responsible for this. There is no one other than government to be blamed.

Today only i got the mail from one of my friend who is doing his final year MBBS from AIMS, India. After reading this mail i was forced to think that like any other government, government is also busy in doing internal setting of posting the relative in higher and key post of administration. Those who protested for monopoly and autocracy in governance are themselves get engrossed in family business.

Please do check below to see what our two leading heads of our government are doing.


Prachanda's family
1. Samir Dahal (Under-secretary of PM's office), son of Prachanda's younger brother Narayan Dahal
2. Ganga Dahal (Officer of PM's office), Prachanda's younger daughter (Indian citizen)
3. Gangaram Dahal (un-appointed foreign relations officer), Prachanda's own brother
4. Renu Pathak (CA member), Prachanda's daughter
5. Arjun Pathak (Officer of CA), Prachanda's son-in-law
6. Prakash Dahal (Prime Minister's PA/accountant), Prachanda's son, salary equal to the under-secretary
7. Narayan Dahal (CA member), Prachanda's nephew
8. Thakur Bhatta (Prachanda's brother-in-law)
9. Another son-in-law (contractor of Chitwan Cantonment)

Baburam's relatives
1. Hisila Yami (Tourist Minister), Baburam's wife
2. Taranaj Pandey (PM's adviser), Baburam's nephew
3. Praya Yami (National Planning Commission), Hisila's older sister
4. Timila Yami (Chairperson of Drinking Water Project), Hisila's older sister
5. Chirik Shova (member of Kathmandu Drinking Water), Baburam's older sister
6. Baburam's younger brother (Tariff -fixing Committee), Head of Kathmandu Drinking water.
7. C. P. Gajurel's first cousin, Head of Land Reform Commission.

If this is true, isn't it Easier said than done.

Thursday, January 8

What a Coincidence!!

Yesterday, I met one Nepali colleague in my ofis at late night. Here is the story how i met her.


During my night shift, I went canteen late around midnight to get something to eat at night. Canteen is in next building about 300 yards away from my building. Today, I saw two gals near the entrance of Canteen and they were discussing in English .I thought it’s the style of gals. I took one juice, biscuit and lays(wafer).That much we could take with a single night coupon... Just before I finished my transaction at counter with canteen boy, they left the canteen taking their stuffs. They finished the kitchen’s bread taking 4 sandwiches. Else I always used to have one veg sandwich or bread item.. I never have seen these gals before in my 6 months long night shift. Gals are comparatively less preferred for night shift as well. I thought they are newly allocated to project. New comers are always loaded with night shifts. This is the tendency in my project.

I rushed back to my building as I had made few of my friends wait in facebook . There are 3 different buildings in my company premises in three different directions of the canteen. I thought they might belong to different annex else i might have seen them before. But surprisingly they were heading towards my building itself. But nowadays I am not interested talking with others as nobody cares no one in S/W industry. So I just overtook them in the middle of the way. I took lift that I rarely used just to bypass them. Just when lift door was about to close, I saw them rushing towards the lift. I was obliged to press the stop button of the lift. In between the lift and entrance gate there is one barrier where one has to swipe one’s card to get access and only one get through at a time just like entrance of concourse of Underground Metro Train in Kolkotta (I had seen it there for the 1st time). In the haste, they two might swipe the card at once and gate was not turning. And, here lift was again about to close. I heard them giggling. I pressed the stop button once more. Lift waits for about 30 seconds once we press stop button. Then they rush inside the lift before it closed for 3rd time. They both thanxed me as I made the lift wait for them. I just smiled to them.

I pressed 3 and one of them pressed 4. Oh. I guessed both were in same project in 4th floor. The lift was just about to pass 1st floor, One of them asked " Are you from Nepal?” looking at my T-shirt. I was wearing T-Shirt with the Logo of BAYOCA NEPAL ( Club of my brother , One of progressing NGO of Kathmandu) printed on it. I got it as the complementary gift from my brother when i went to Nepal last time as I am one of the dedicated well wishers of this (our) club. I thought she asked casually looking at my t-shirt and I answered simply YES.

There was no point to ask her where r u from in return? So I asked “In which project are you?" just to continue the conversation for one more floor coz by that time I saw 2 displayed in the lift. Just one more floor remaining, then I could escape. Both were in different projects in 4th floor. Lift was just about the reach 3rd floor, one replied “I am also from Nepal”. I was so surprised. Just speechless! She said she is from Siluguri. By that time lift door was already opened at 3rd floor. I was so confusion whether to say bye or just press stop button once more. I really wished to talk more with her as after long ™long time I met one Nepali (girl ) in my company. (Two years back, when I was fresher, I had met one Nepali gal. She was from Darjeeling. After that I never met her again because I got relocated to different location) Then I instantly decided to move one floor up and continued talking with her for couple of minutes. She was telling, she noticed me in the canteen itself from my face and was about to ask me in the canteen counter itself.


Then, she asked her friend that she would come later once reached 4th floor and we sat in one of the meeting rooms instead of going to her work place. I didn’t make out she is Nepali from her face as she is Brahmin and her face resembles normal Indian face. Then she said –“Didn’t
u see this Tilhari ( one red color necklace type ornament adorned with gold pendant, only worn by Nepali married women.) Oh U are married I replied. Though I saw that red color Tilhari in her neck in the lift itself, it didn’t click in my mind that it is worn only by Nepali women. While talking with her I came to know, she got married just a year ago and also joined company last year. Though from Siluguri, she speaks Nepali so well like typical Nepali and her ancestor home was in Baglung Distict near Pokhara in western Nepal. She had been Nepal for couple of times. I felt so nice to talk wid Nepali in late night in the office, else i always felt bore alone in my cubicle and comforted myself listening online songs and playing games.

While talking abt her past, She said she worked in Converges for 3 years before she joined Cognizant. Then i asked her -"I to also do have one friend who used work in the same company a year bac . Do u know her? She is also Nepali and her name is Rama." What a coincidence! She knew her and she told me she also had asked her the way she asked me “Are you Nepali?" feeling her face looks like Nepali. Oh! God.. We both laughed at once..

We expressed that we both were happy to meet each other. She was coming in night shift in the same project since last 3-4months. But we never had such coincidence before. This is S/W life. I asked her name again as I am very poor remembering the name of acquaintance. Then we exchanged the mobile number to be in touch and asked her to meet again. She asked me to give her miss call tomorrow before going canteen.

It is really so nice to meet person who speaks Nepali. This is just a coincidence. I thanked myself for wearing this T-shirt else i would miss this coincidence also.

Wednesday, January 7

Nepal's Victory in International Arena: ACC U-19 Women's Championship

Sorry for late post. But I felt very proud to post this article.
Hats off to Nepali Women Crickets team.

Nepal Women team bagged the ACC Women U-19 championship trophy 2008 recently held in Thailand with unbeaten seven matches throughout the tournament.

It is really great achievement for Nepal to get highlighted in International arena. I was so happy to read this news as I was eagerly looking on the updates of every game.

Though the craze of cricket came comparatively late in Nepal, Nepal has made tremendous improvement in this game and showing good performance in international tournament since last few years.

Tournament Details:

ACC U-19 Women Cricket Tournament starting from 13th December to 23rd at Chiang Mai, Thailand. Nepal was drawn into Group B along with Malaysia, Singapore, Kuwait, China and Bhutan.

Match Details (history behind the Success)


First Match Malaysia on December 13, Nepali women’s cricket team defeated Malaysia by seven wickets

Second match against Bhutan on December 14, Nepal team won by 9 wickets

Third match against Singapore on December 16, Nepali team thrashed Singapore by 9 wickets

Fourth match against Kuwait on December 17, Nepal beat Kuwait by four wickets

Fifth match against China on December 20, Nepal won by 3 wickets

Semi Final (22 Dec): Nepal thrashed Thailand by 83 runs

Final Match (23 Dec): Nepal routed Malaysia by seven wickets.

Squad Details

The Nepali squad comprises, versatile athlete Nary Thapa, who is also the national champion in badminton, as team captain and Maya Rawat as vice along with Sarita Diswamagar, Sita Ranamagar, Keshari Chaudhary, Sabina Karki, Gita Chudal, Mamata Thapa, Trishna Singh, Roshani Bohara, Sonu Khadka, Rekha Rawal, Sushminta Chaudhary and Binu Budhamagar.

The substitutes are Benja Rayamajhi, Samjhana Sharma, Sarita Magar and Rachita Ojha.

Felicitation

Earlier on Thursday, Cricket Association of Nepal had honored players with Rs 15,000 cash. Team sponsors Wai Wai also distributed Rs 50,000 cash to the players