Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Day After Tomorrow

No Polls in Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal

There is a favourite expression in Nepal: "Bholi parsi." As in, "When is it coming?" (shrug) "Bholi parsi."
Bholi parsi literally means "the day after tomorrow." In practice, it means "possibly sometime in the near future, if we are lucky."

What have I been saying the past six months? "There is no way the elections will take place this year." And lo, so it was. The Constituent Assembly elections have been Bholi Parsied!

The good news is that travel will be quite a bit easier for tourists, since all the election security won't be an issue. The bad news is that even all the Gods of Nepal don't know when the hell the elections actually will be.

Nepal polls called off indefinitely
AFP via Yahoo! News
Thu, 04 Oct 2007 11:48 PM PDT
Crucial elections to decide Nepal's future were postponed indefinitely on Friday after the government and Maoists failed to agree on the fate of the monarchy and the election system, officials said.

Nepal to delay elections in blow to peace deal
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Thu, 04 Oct 2007 11:33 PM PDT

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