Sunday, November 20, 2005

Something for Paras to Do

Ok, your drunkeness, time to put your money where your mouth is. You claim to be Mr. bigshot sportsman and all-around athletic supporter; let's see you prove it.

Our Nepal boys Under 19 cricket players have just won the ACC tournament in Nepal. In fact, they've won it the last three years running. In fact, our young cricketeers are arguably the best in Asia. Come to think of it, our youth footballers and badminton team hold their own on the Asian level as well.

(Pictured) Boys U-19 team celebrates as ACC champions

So, why not our senior teams? U-19 cricket coach Roy Dias, while proud of his boys, laments that Nepal is not playing for the Asia (seniors) cup in cricket. Why is this?

A good article written this week sums it up nicely: Boys under 19 have time, older boys do not. The pressures of earning a living and ,well, surviving in Nepal prove too much for our most talented athletes; most quit sports altogether after their youth careers are finished.

So here you go Paras, drop your golf clubs for a moment and consider doing this: Initiate, with your royal millions, a sponsorship program that allows talented boys and girls to move on to national and international proficiency in their sports. We already do this in Tae Kwon Do, so why not cricket and football as well? C'mon Prince, Moriarty will forgive you if you miss a tee time or two while you think it over. Hire international-level coaches, trainers and staff and give these talented young athletes all the chances they deserve. Here's the big part: subsidize their living expenses. Take the earning pressure off of them.

Blogdai was priveledged to be able to walk around the TU cricket venue during the finals. There was not one CPN-UML banner, not one NC flag, and no slogans present. What was apparent were hundreds of young spectators waving Nepal flags and faces painted with "Jai Nepal."

In a nation that is sorely lacking national unity, patriotism and direction, there is no better way to introduce these concepts than through a winning national sports team. Nepalis are hungry for this. They crave any legitimate unifying force. I forget her name right now, but the likeness of that girl who won the Tae Kwon Do medal at the Asian Games last year appears on dozens of billboards throughout Kathmandu; the country went wild when she won her medal. Imagine what would happen if, say, someday a Nepali national team knocked off India or China in football or cricket?

Sports success on an international level gives any country a sense of place in the world. So, you want people to participate in a national election? Support the King? Stop hating you? Then, Paras old buddy, quit blabbing about your commitment to sports in Nepal and start spending some rupees to move our young athletes to the next level. Don't blow it this time.



At 8:21 AM, November 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Good chakari to Paras! Even more interesting: people should forget politics and celebrate Cricket!!

You showed your true color.

Nepal's king goes to African whores (Nepalis don't know or were not told, so it is likely that he is going after prostitutes). You don't ask.

Tens of thousands "stupids" march the street in Butwal. And you wish for Paras-sponsed Karate frenzy?

At 10:16 AM, November 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it a rest you fool. Blog
dai can comment on whatever and whenever....

Take your head out of your ass and get a grip on the larger picture.

The Paras point is a valid point. So sorry Mr. Blog
dai can't meet your personal needs on every posting.

At 10:18 AM, November 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, anonymous will probably call Blogdai a "royalist" for not addressing the proper issues. No matter that Paras is the target.


At 12:14 PM, November 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A healthy preparion for the national unity will be to prepare for Gyane's funural, and the distribution of pieces of Paras's flesh to vuluture. Let's see if the vulture will be interested in eating Paras's flesh.

At 11:43 PM, November 22, 2005, Blogger blogdai said...

Crude, isipid and ignorant comment. Make an effort to compose yourself and try again.


At 8:05 PM, November 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOT Crude, NOT isipid and NOT ignorant comment: Paras ko Jayo hos. Gyanendra ko Jay hos. Gyanendra should be allowed to spend Nepali's money in African whores whithout any accountablity, whatsoever. When tens of thousands of people march the streets, bloggers feigning "true" bloggers should sing songs of slavery. Great Job, Great slave!!

At 2:01 AM, December 14, 2005, Anonymous friend said...

your biased hatred of Paras is quite pathetic. I would like to know why it is that you hate the man so much. I met him once, and talked to him one-on-one, and found him to be quite different from what the media portray him to be. So, please, let's hear what it is that makes you hate him so much?

At 2:19 AM, December 14, 2005, Blogger blogdai said...

Gee, you've met him once?

I've met him a few times. He's usually been pleasant and polite. I've also been around him when he's drunk and he's a spoiled malevolent megalomaniac. So, which Paras do I choose?

Which "bias" should I claim, then, based upon your "first impressions tell all" approach?

No, the best anyone can do is assess Paras from the patterns he's established. This man is a public figure who has killed a popular Nepali artist, shot up a disco, slapped policemen, berated armed cops and had their heads shaved, flashed his pistol in a threatening manner on numerous occasions and caroused with violent thugs.

Do you think you could take in the full measure of say, Pol Pot on just one meeting?



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