Monday, 29 August 2016

Prachanda: Can’t even imagine handing over Kathmandu-Terai Fast-track to foreigners

Posted by Anup Baral August 29, 2016 : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ says handing over the responsibility to construct the Kathmandu-Terai Fast-track project to foreigners is beyond his imagination. Dahal, who was fielding questions on a tv show on Nepal’s state broadcaster, said the erstwhile KP Oli government decided to build the road utilising domestic resources, and his party, an ally in then ruling coalition, supported the decision. “When Oli ji was Prime Minister, I was coordinator of the hi-level political mechanism,” Dahal said during the course of the programme, ‘Sidha Kura Pradhan Mantri Sanga’, broadcast on Saturday night.
“The decision stands,” the Prime Minister said adding that rumours that the government was thinking otherwise were unfounded. Dahal said opposition claims he committed to amending the Constitution in his letter to Indian Prime Minister Modi was untrue. “The letter had nothing but formal diplomatic issues,” the Prime Minister said. “I raised the issue of revising the 1950 peace treaty when I first became Prime Minister. Now that an eminent persons’ group is reviewing the treaty, both governments will decide on the future course of action after receiving the group’s report,” he said.

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.