You know the country is back to normal when the only news in the national broadshits is about who met whom and where. So, KPO met JNK, PKD met RCP, BRB secretly met MKN at a top secret hideaway, the NC all met in Lainchaur but KPS was missing, and so on and so forth. In fact, the BRB and MKN meeting was so secret that the hound dogs of the Nepali investigative journalism fraternity still hasn't sniffed out where they met. All we know
is that they didn't meet in Comrade Maharjan's living room in Kumaripati.
Information about these top secret meetings are divulged to the press in off-the-record leaks that are all part of the psywar arsenal designed to keep rivals guessing about alliances and counter-alliances.
Chairman Bhayanak was so spooked by the gunfire at the Pistachio Palace last week that he doesn't believe even his own party's official explanation that it was caused by the "accidental discharge of an automatic weapon". PKD is now so paranoid about security that Sindhupalchok APF had to send two pickups full of Sasastras to guard him to Melamchi and back. All this comes at a time when Com Awe-inspiring is getting more and more suspicious about BRB, especially after he heard from usually reliable sources that his Ideologue-in-chief met Makunay to tell him to stay put and not resign now. Which is why Chairman Supremacist is promoting Com Cloudy and Com Krishna as alternatives to himself as PM.
Laldhoj's newfound confidence comes from the fact that all four PLA commanders are backing him, and in fact Gen Pasang is so ticked off with PKD for not including him in the integration committee that he has gone off into a deep sulk. So the long and short of it is that Macoonay will continue to be PM because the other parties can't decide within themselves who should replace him.
We knew that sooner or later the criminal warlordism within the Baddie movement was going to end up in incidents like the murder of Ram Hari Shrestha and the kidnapping of Bhaktaman Shrestha. The Chitwan comrades seemed to be aware that the Good Doc was skimming off moolah from local fundraising, and the abduction was staged to shake him down. When Nagarik exposed the link to Cloudy, Chitwan pyromaniacs set fire to the newspaper's van. Then, to extricate themselves, they pinned the blame on a non-existent Hindu group. This was such implausible disinformation that not even comrades in the party hierarchy believed it, and said so in public. The Maoists and Royalists really have a lot in common: they can't even come up with a believable fall guy, and both think they can fool all the people all the time.
It looks like the Asian ambassadors have finally had enough and diplomatically reminded their Euro counterparts last week about which continent they were in, and that if they love communism so much how about staging revolutions in their own countries? This is probably the only place on the planet where the South and North Korean envoys are on the same wavelength. The cocktail circuit is also abuzz with rumours of the Everest Marathon organisers snubbing a brown Hindu ambassador during the awards ceremony in Namche while going out of their way to schmooze with a tall blonde beefeater.
The trend of turning down awards is spreading. Now it's Kollywood celebrities who have refused to take the Maoist-dominated National Film Bored's annual awards, the NOSCARS, even before they have been announced.