Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Ranipokhari temple restoration breaches archeological norms: Activists

Posted by Anup Baral August 30, 2016 : Experts and activists have expressed serious objections over the ongoing reconstruction of the historical Balgopaleshwar temple at the center of the Ranipokhari pond in the capital. They have claimed that the ongoing reconstruction of the historically and archeologically important temple is in breach of archaeological norms that need to be followed while carrying out restoration and renovation work. They have alleged that the Department of Archeology (DoA) failed to make the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office follow the norms.
“The reconstruction of the historical temple is being conducted by using modern materials and technology in violation of standard archeological norms,” said senior architect Sudarsan Raj Tiwari while addressing a gathering organized at Shantibatika near Ranipokhari area on Wednesday evening. “If we use modern styles and techniques to reconstruct our historical monuments, we lose the traditional aesthetic values and cannot hand over such precious gifts to our future generations.”

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.