The final of World Cup2010 started on Friday and our Prime Minister, Madhav Nepal, has found a perfect opportunity to take revenge of his defeat in the election â€“ by imposing added load shedding during the games.
In other countries the government is accountable to the people it rules â€“ as the government is run by the leaders elected by the people. Our country is an exception, with majority of the cabinet members defeated in the election. All of them should be searching to take revenge with the people who didn’t vote them in the election.
Yesterday’s news implies the same:
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has increased load-shedding hours from 42 hours to 54 hours a week, with effect from Monday.
I wrote about the flood of beauty contests in December when there were 3 beauty contests being held in a week’s time (hat-trick, if you like – Republica Miss Teen, Riddhi Siddhi Miss Teen, and Miss Teen Tamang). After that, we had College Ambassador, Miss Mangol, Miss India Worldwide Nepal, Kid Queen, Miss Lumbini, and announcements of Miss Tamang (canceled) plus combined Miss Tamang and Miss Aryan. That is not all, we have a recent announcement of yet another contest, Miss Angel 2010.
The organizers of Miss Angel believe that the event will be nearly equivalent to Miss Nepal in terms of size! (But, I don’t have any reason to believe it.) The event is going to be held on July 17. They have only a month to prepare for the event and they want it to make a grand eventâ€¦ It however looks better in terms of prizes â€“ Rs. 100,000 for the winner and 50,000 and 30,000 for the first and second runner up is not a bad prize money.
A rough history of beauty contests from November to May (10 contests in 7 months and another hat-trick beauty contest announcement for July)**
- Mr and Miss Kathmandu â€“ November, 2009
- College Ambassador â€“ December, 2009
- Miss Newa – December, 2009
- Republica Miss Teen â€“ December, 2009
- Miss Teen Tamang â€“ December, 2009
- Riddhi Siddhi Miss Teen â€“ January, 2010
- Miss Mangol â€“ March, 2010
- Miss India Worldwide Nepal â€“ March, 2010
- Kid Queen â€“ May, 2010
- Miss Lumbini â€“ May, 2010
- Miss Tamang â€“ July, 2010 (announced)
- Miss Aryan â€“ July, 2010 (announced)
- Miss Angel â€“ July, 2010 (announced)
** â€“ This is a rough and unofficial statistics based on our previous reporting. There might have been more contests at that time.