Thursday, 21 July 2016

Speaker meeting ends inconclusively (House meet put off till 2 pm)

Posted by Anup Baral July 21, 2016 :
A meeting between Speaker Onsari Gharti and top leaders of three major political parties, held as a part of a last ditch effort to forge consensus among the parties, ended without yielding results on Thursday afternoon. The meeting, that continued for more than an hour, disused different alternatives, but failed to reach a conclusion. The leaders and the Speaker will sit-in at 1 pm today in another attempt to hammer out a consensus, according to Press Advisor to the Speaker, Babin Sharma. At the meeting that was held at the office of the Speaker in Singha Durbar, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also the chairman of the CPN-UML, Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba dwelled on the agendas to be discussed in the Parliament today.

The political parties have been deeply polarized after the Speaker prioritized the no-confidence motion for discussion over the scheduled financial bills related to the budget in the Parliament. The ruling alliance has been maintaining that the financial bills related to the budget should be should be discussed prior to the no-confidence motion while NC-CPN (Maoist Center) alliance is reiterating that the no-confidence motion should be discussed first. UML has already warned that it would halt the Parliament if the financial bills related to the budget were not discussed first.

Guide of the month: January 2018

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.