February 18, 2012
To: 'paras kharel'; 'Dipak Gyawali'; 'Ajaya Dixit'
I actually didn’t notice that news. However, I am very familiar with what is being said. Even former deputy Prime Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari jumped to the conclusion in his book that Pancheshwar is highly beneficial to Nepal simply because of Indians claim that India “does ‘not’ stand to benefit much from it”. I have written to him refuting his statement and beseeching him to draw inference only after reading the treaty which is just 3-page long. Of course, he didn't respond.
It reminds me of the numerous oaths, on his mother’s grave, taken by the fish seller (you know where he hails from) who succeeded to sell fish at high price and also cheated on weight by claiming that he is incurring hue loss. Losing about Rs 100 on fish is very simple matter. All businessmen do that.
But these people, believing Indian claims and surmising that Nepal, therefore benefits, are either suffering from intellectual poverty or they are intellectitutes.
Benevolence! My foot! If one is to just scratch the surface of such moves, it will be impossible to miss the vested interest therein.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst
From: paras kharel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 14:38
To: Dipak Gyawali; Ratna Sansar Shrestha; Ajaya Dixit
Subject: pancheshowr propaganda
I am sure you all have also noticed the the media propaganda regarding the Nepal-India ministerial meeting on water resources: the claim that India is "not interested" much on Pancheshowr because it does "not" stand to benefit much from it (Nagarik reportage, in particular). It is only engaging in it out of sheer benevolence for its poor neighbour!! IOC is said to have eased LPG supplies now.