Monday, 1 August 2016
A week after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli submitted his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Parliament is set to elect the 39th prime minister, on Wednesday. With backing from the largest political party Nepali Congress (NC) in parliament and some fringe parties, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is almost certain to be elected the new prime minister. United Democratic Madhesi Front-- the alliance of Madhes-based political parties-- is also likely to vote for Dahal as a joint taskforce has been working out an agreement on the commitment of the new government to address the demands of the UDMF regarding constitutional amendments. An agreement between NC, the Maoist Center and UDMF is expected to be inked before the election of the PM. However, another coalition led by CPN-UML is looking for candidates to contest against Dahal in the prime ministerial election. It has not finalized its candidate as of Monday evening. UML Deputy Parliamentary Party Leader Subas Nembang is likely to contest against Dahal, according to multiple sources in the party. Some leaders of the party also see a chance of UML Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam contesting against Dahal for PM.
“We are finalizing a candidate from our side at a Standing Committee meeting of the party on Tuesday morning,” said Nembang. The UML-led alliance has around nine political parties in parliament, but their strength is not enough to secure a majority in the 595-member body. Following a call from President Bhandari to elect the new prime minister through a majority process, Speaker Onsari Gharti announced at the House meeting Monday that the election for the new prime minister would be held at 11 am, Wednesday. General Secretary at the Parliament Secretariat Manohar Bhattarai unveiled the election schedule after receiving instructions from the Speaker.
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.