P for protocolWhen it comes to our folks serving in the Indian Army, our government should ask the Indians if they are going to war with Pakistan anytime soon.
I think it’s time our politicians learn a thing or two about protocol when it comes to meeting officials from foreign countries. Our netas should also learn a thing or two about the order of precedence so that they would not look like fools. With due respect to government folks from across the border but it’s about time we all saved money by sending emails and using social media to communicate with each other rather than wasting taxpayers money by visiting Kathmandu or Delhi for a few hours of guffsuff.
Recently, we had the RAW chief in town meeting our former Prime Monsters and netas. Let us not blame the Desis all the time. Our netas and civil servants are mostly shameless sons of seedless cucumbers who will bend backwards or anyway possible to secure educational scholarships, free medical treatment and other freebies from India whenever possible. I think it’s time our netas and civil servants show at least an ounce of class and not beg for free lunch from our chimekis. We blame thousands of Indian beggars in our town for making our city look bad but forget about thousands of our own thulo mancheys begging for everything else from the Desis.
The media, as usual, made it quite a big issue when the RAW chief came calling but who really cares about the media? Our politicians, civil servants and contractors do not care what our patrakars think about them. They know very well they can have it their way and nobody can do anything about it. After all, this is the land where small fishes get arrested for corruption whereas the big sharks take their money to tax havens abroad. Just look at Rabi. The man is in custody for the death of one of his former colleague.
Yes, the police have to carry out an investigation and hopefully, we will come to a closure and we will know what really happened but it’s really tough for our media wallahs these days. Instead of writing the truth without fear or favour, our government wants our patrakars to either shut up and write nothing or face the music if they write about what’s wrong with our netas and the government.
And this is also the land of conspiracy theories and us Nepalis are all busy watching YouTube videos, Facebook feeds and what not all related to Rabi. Well, Oli try to divert the matter to Rhinos and asked the world to start calling them Gaidas instead but it did not go viral as expected. Oli Ba is once again in Singapore and we wish him well. Get well soon and yes, let MaKuNe and Jhallu Baba share the same chair if that makes both of them happy. Just build a bigger chair to fit the two together in the next meeting if possible.
This time around, we had the Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar coming to Kathmandu for some chiya and biskoot with our netas. It’s okay with such foreign officials meeting with their counterparts but why should our PM and President waste their own time trying to entertain every foreign official who happen to visit our land? If the President of India comes to town then our Madame President should offer some tea. The same goes for Modi if he comes to town. But we can’t have everyone from across the border show up in the capital and get to do a photo-op with our head of state. Maybe, Modi will be kind enough to meet and greet all of our government officials when they show up in Delhi.
There is nothing wrong with our former Prime Monsters catching up with Jaishankar but instead of going to his hotel room for some guffsuff, it would have been better if Jaishankar had paid the visits to Dr Saheb’s and Deuba’s residences. Jaishankar is not a clown—like most of our netas and civil servants. The Indians do their homework very well and do what is best for their country’s interest whereas our civil servants and netas do what is best for their pockets while the country can go down the drain.
Jaishankar was once the Foreign Secretary himself and knows how his ministry works inside and out. He last came to our land a few years ago to tell our netas that our constitution was not right and needed some fix-ups. Our netas said no and went ahead and then we had the blockade gift from the Desis. Maybe, our Foreign Minister can learn a thing or two from Jaishankar. After all, the man served as Ambassador to China for more than four years and was the Desi Ambassador to the US as well.
I think we should ask Jaishankar to give a class to our civil servants and netas how we too can improve economic, trade and cultural relations with both China and India. And when it comes to our folks serving in the Indian Army, our government should ask the Indians that if they go to war with Pakistan anytime soon then please do not send our brothers to fight at their borders.
It’s about time India acknowledged the fact that our people have died in numerous wars with Pakistan fighting for India to protect their land and its people. So, it’s about time Indian government officials stop bragging about billions of rupees India give us every year to help us out here and there. We have forty thousands of our folks serving in the Indian Army and thousands have died fighting for India. Let somebody do the math. Should India be grateful for Nepali sons fighting for them or should we be grateful for a few ambulances, scholarships and other development projects? I think we both should be grateful we have each other.
Our folks serve in the British and Indian armies and the Singapore Police Force. And the folks who have served before and even now have really not gotten the respect they deserve. It’s time Oli and his government scrapped the tripartite agreement with the British and Indian government concerning military service.
Don’t worry about a few hundreds who may not get the opportunity to earn a few extra pounds or Singapore dollar or thousands who could earn Indian Rupees if they join the Indian Army. If our government had any spine and respect for the History of the Gurkhas then we should let the UN wallahs know as well that either they hire thousands of Nepalis as permanent peacekeeping force or we will leave the UN peacekeeping mission as well. It’s time we also dole out our own set of demands to the world instead of everybody coming to us with their list of demands. And Oli has started it all with this ‘It’s Gaida, not Rhino’ campaign. You may either like or not like him but he is as good as it gets.