Monday, 18 July 2016
CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has conceded he made a mistake by going it alone instead of taking the party rank and file into confidence while deciding to replace the KP Sharma Oli-led ruling coalition. Prachanda’s self-criticism comes amid criticism from Maoist leaders, including Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and Shakti Basnet. The Maoist supremo ate the humble pie at the party headquarters’ meeting on Sunday, effectively putting a debate to rest. At the meeting held at his Lazimpat residence, Prachanda pledged to move ahead by making institutional decisions.
Leaders, including Shrestha, Rayamajhi and Basnet, had criticised Prachanda for taking a decision on replacing the Oli government without discussing the matter in the party. Party leaders were not on the same page over leaving the Oli government. But leaders claimed after Sunday’s meeting that they have reached an understanding on continuing discussions on the party’s decision and implementing the same unitedly. Maoist leader Agni Sapkota told Onlinekhabar: Prachanda, Narayan Kaji and Badalji (Ram Bahadur Thapa) have reached an understanding. They have agreed to move ahead by making institutional decisions. At the meeting, Prachanda had briefed the participants about latest political developments, according to Sapkota. Maoist Chair Prachanda also informed the meeting about his discussions with experts on constitution, on Saturday.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.