Monthly Archives: August 2010

When I Met Barack Obama

Some Americans suggest Barack Hussein Obama won Democratic Party’s candidacy for presidential election and subsequent victory in the election in 2008 not because he was black, but because Hillary Clinton, his competitor, was a female.

Obama’s election may have been an unprecedented event in American history, but I do think, Americans could have written a greater history by electing a first female president (as Democrats were to win) than electing a black man.

Dreams are enigmatic and also eccentric. Dream makes it possible to get our most impossible things in life done in those mere hours in bed. Let’s think, how much stupidity it could be of me to think a live meeting with Barack Obama? Man, that’s crazy. I know.

Where dreams have long been sort of scourge to me, they are nonetheless good on occasion, too.

Meeting with the most powerful man on the earth is something like an unachievable feat. But, who could ruin my chances to get him meet and share some light moments with me? No one. I’m a king of my fantastic world.

Not only the 44th President of America, I’ve a long tally of other world-famous personalities that I’ve come across with in dreams. Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Dr. Dre, George W. Bush,  King Birendra, J.K. Rowling etc. are some. A coffee-talk with King Birendra sitting face to face in a couch and an encounter with Bush in a ranch near a brook have been unforgettable.

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Enthralling Stylo

Yes, Bruce Willis is aging. Last time I saw him in ‘Surrogate‘, a 2009 sci-fi. Despite being a ‘Die Hard’ fan of him, I didn’t like that movie much.

But, he pops up with same machismo, macho style, energy and debonair as of ’80s yet again. This time in Gorillaz‘s ”Stylo”.

Stylo just kept me enthralled for those 5 minutes. Where fictional animated Gorillaz members are enthralling sides, car chase is an added beauty to the video of electronic single from their ‘Plastic Beach’ album.

Story from Stylo continues in On Melancholy Hill, but Stylo video is something that I’ve loved in a while.

 
               (Bruce Willis as a cop in ‘Stylo’, snapshot captured with Jet Audio)

Does She Love Me Too?

She was the first to wish me happy birthday this time, too.

Bhadra 11,
I born this day circa mid ’80s. With usual highs and lows in life, I’ve
come to celebrate Bhadra 11 once again. Life, many take it for granted
while few others feel owed to it. And, so on…

As I look back
while seesawing between hope and despair, I find my later years as being
miserable. But, I don’t think I could have lived them in better way.
With only little qualms for my deeds, I’m just living life for the sake
of living. My apparent complacency (with life) is nothing but a
compromise because I’ve no other way yet.

I hate visiting temples and worshiping gods. I know, I utter ‘Hey Ram (हे ! राम)
when being in despair, pain, not because he’s god but I revere Ram as a good
person, a great king, a moral figure. Actually, you can call me a
materialist, an atheist, now. Marxist ideas are ingrained in me since my
childhood, thanks to all those communist readings and the family
environment. It’s another part of my life that, in later years, I became
monarchist, too. Agnostic, I’m no longer.

Famous Bindhyawasini Temple is only a few hundreds yards away. But, I hardly visit there.

This
morning was different, though. After a long time, I paid a visit to
Pokhara’s most worshiped goddess this morning with my mother. Were it
not for my birthday occasion, I would not have made there!

Had a brief eat out with my bro, friends later in the afternoon and also exhausting motorcycle rides during an excursion. It was sort of a ‘treat’ I threw for them on my birthday. I’m tired out.

Does she love me, too, like I do her?

I would have died in elation!  Just going fantastic…

Quote of the Day

”If households nowadays want a computer, it is not to compute, but to go on the Web.”

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Internet.

(source: http://info.cern.ch, world’s first website)

Being Apologetic

Ni, I owe you an solemn apology — I’m sorry for my harsh manner that day. Please, forgive me.  I know we quarrel but we also have to make it up soon after.

Arguments, fighting etc. are, to some extent, good for a relationship to pull off as they help the relationship start afresh after the conciliation. 

I hope, you understand me this time, too as before.

I Can Feel Their Suffering

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was a total waste. Saw the so called ‘big summer release’ today but it turned out a waste. I wonder, Mike Newell must have splurged out that 150 million dollars on something else
rather than movie. Or else, a good swashbuckling movie could have been
made with that huge sum. It’s one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a while. Such a
waste.

Ben Kingsley was the only actor who seemed a little bad among the worsts.

Salt
was better. I enjoyed it. Of course, Jolie’s a talisman of this movie,
so the film (thanks to her) can keep audiences glued to their seats.

Pakistan
is worst hit by the flood. Millions of people are rendered homeless.
What could I do to help assuage their ordeal? Nothing. But, I
can be empathetic to them. And, I know I’m being. I can feel the predicaments
descended upon them.

Corruption-marred Pakistani government has
proven incompetent. Pakistan needs no substantial foreign aid if the
corruption could be contained, for rescue and relief efforts. Taliban
and other militants have proven more agile and effective than
government in this regard.

India, Intervene Us!

Political crisis is only deepening thanks to all these incompetent political villains. A way out of this turmoil seems far distant given the ongoing political happenings.

Parliament has been unable to even elect a prime minister of simple majority for fifth consecutive poll, let alone the way hyped government of ‘national consensus’. That just seems unachievable.

But, things doesn’t remain worse. It just can’t. It must either die out or survive. Here, things have to survive, at any cost. For all our sake. And, there are only two options that I think can bring us a respite from this chaos.

First is, Let Maoists form a government on their own as they’re the biggest party. They are righteous for this de jure job, too, from the view of parliamentary system and it’s principles. We’ll see whether they can get a vote of confidence from the parliament within specific time. But, amendment in constitution is necessary for this. Is this process already being mulled over or in the offing? I know not.

Second one is, a direct intervention from India, i.e. a puppet government from Indian intervention.

Don’t panic. We’re in crisis and it’s long been proved that in absence of monarchy, we simply can’t rein in our own things. It’s a thing of gross shame. A great shame. Yet again, India comes forth. It has always helped us get out of the worst of the crises. History is there as a witness. Shed your so called nationalist fervour and be ready to accept Indian intervention.

Yes, India must intervene us to help end this crisis. I think, there’s no other way out of this riddle but an active intervention from India. A puppet government from Indian intervention is a only solution for now. This will help settle the unrest, at least for some time. After then, let’s hope, our leaders will realize we’re to settle our things on our own.

So called President Ram Varan Yadav or KP Oli from UML could be the most expected candidates for the job. India will establish a puppet government either in Yadav’s leadership or Oli’s. Oli’s leadership seems a little more plausible than direct presidential rule of Yadav. Nepalese Army and all other powerful national or foreign institutions will stand by such government. Such government, in it’s de facto form, will then try restoring orders and pave a way for formation of national consensus government or will work for a fresh election.

Let’s appeal India publicly to intervene. Appeal from the general public would surely generate more positive result than the conspiracy made in the dark suites of five-star hotels or embassies.

I see no other options beside these to help end this deepening crisis.