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Ant & Grasshopper

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.
Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

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The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant’s a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.
Nepal Tv, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

YCL stages a demonstration in front of the Ant’s house.
Nagrik Samaj goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.
Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticizes the Nepalese Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.
The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .
Opposition MPs stage a walkout.
Upendra Yadav call for ‘Nepal Bandh’.
Maobadi in immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and Grasshoppers.
Baburam allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Nepali Buses aptly named as the ‘Grasshopper Rath’ .
Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ‘Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act’ [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning of the winter.
Madav Nepal makes ‘Special Reservation ‘ for Grasshoppers in Educational Institutions & in Government Services.
The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, it’s home is confiscated by the YCL and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by Nepal Tv.
Prachand calls it ‘A Triumph of Justice’.
YCL calls it ‘Socialistic Justice’.
Maobadi calls it the ‘Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden’ UN Secretary General invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.
Many years later…

The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar company in Silicon Valley.

100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere in Nepal.

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Citizens and politicians

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One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asks about his bill and the barber replies, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist is pleased and leaves the shop.

When the barber goes to open his shop the next morning there is a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a laborer comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The laborer is happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then, a politician comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to pay his bill the barber again replies, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The politician is very happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up, there are a dozen politician lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens and the politician of our country.

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श्रीकृष्णका सच्चा भक्त

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धेरै अघिको कुरा हो । एउटा गाउँमा भगवान श्रीकृष्णका भक्तहरुको बाहुल्यता थियो । सबै गाउँले कृष्णभत्त थिए केबल एकजनालाई छोडेर । अरु सबै गाउँले कृष्णको स्तुतिगान र पूजाआजामा मग्न हुन्थे तर ती व्यक्ति भने कुनै वास्तै गर्दैनथे ।

ती व्यक्तिको अचम्मको व्यवहार देखेर भगवान श्री कृष्णलाई पनि अचम्म लागेछ । त्यपछि तिनको बारेमा बुझ्न एउटा उपाय सुझाएछन् । कृष्ण एउटा साधारण मान्छेको रुप धारण गरी त्यो गाउँमा गए अनि झ्याली पिट्न थाले कि भगवान श्री कृष्ण गाउँमा आउँदैछन् र उनले सियोको प्वालबाट हात्ती छिराएर देखाउने छन् । त्यसपछि सारा गाउँ नै उल्टेर प्रदर्शनीस्थलमा जम्मा हुन थाले तर ती व्यक्ति भने आरामसाथ चौतारीमा बसेर सुसेली रहे ।

अति नै उत्सुकता जागे पछि कृष्ण मान्छेको रुप लिई ती व्यक्ति नजिक पुगेर सोधे – “सारा गाउँले भगवान श्री कृष्णको लिला हेर्न उत्सुक छन् । सियोको प्वालबाट हात्ती छिराएर देखाउने रे । के तिमीलाई चाँही विश्वास लागेन ?”

त्यसपछि ती व्यक्तिले शालिनतापूर्वक भने –“भगवान श्री कृष्णले चाहे भने पुरा पृथ्वी नै सियोको प्वालबाट छिराउन सक्नु हुन्छ । त्यो त उँहाको लागि सामान्य कुरा हो ।”

अनि त्यसपछि श्रीकृष्ण ती व्यक्तिसँग खुसी हुँदै फर्किए । उनले बुझे कि सारा गाउँले भन्दा उनलाई चिन्ने त ती व्यक्ति पो रहेछन् ।