Monday, 22 August 2016

Prachanda will be punished if found guilty: Senior advocate Ram Kumar Shrestha

Posted by Anup Baral August 22, 2016 :

UCPN (Maoist) leader Devendra Paudel has said that the action against him and other party leaders is not acceptable. "I am surprised. If anyone is punished for merely putting ones opinions and holding discussions, then Prachanda and Baburam should be the ones who need to be punished because they hold closed door discussions every day. So, why aren’t they punished instead of us?" Paudel told reporters in a programme at Reporters' Club. He said that it is not acceptable that action was taken against Gangalal Shrestha and Ram Rijan Yadav in a way that they not even remain central committee members. The party had suspended four leaders from the standing committee and central committee on Monday last week. Ganga Narayan Shrestha and Ram Rijan Yadav were suspended from the central committee, while Devendra Poudel and Top Bahadur Rayamajhi were suspended from the standing committee member but shall remain in the central committee. He expressed the need to dismantle parallel committees to solve party's internal rift. He said that the central committee meeting should be called soon to discuss this. "Some leaders are after taking action against us. Why shouldn’t they be punished? The central committee meeting will discuss about calling special convention. And only the special convention can solve all the conflicts," he said. Paudel opined that there is no alternative to Prachanda and Baburam working together until the country gets a new constitution.

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.