Monday, 22 August 2016
A sign reading no petrol is pictured at a petrol pump as fuel crisis continues in Kathmandu, Nepal October 1, 2015. REUTERS KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday directed Minister for Supplies Deepak Bohara to immediately take initiatives to solve the fuel shortage, which Kathmandu is reeling under for last two days.The Nepalese consumers, especially those residing in the capital valley, act as “once beaten, twice shy” lot whenever it comes to the availability of fuel. They become very panicky whenever they come across news of obstruction in transportation, political demonstration or reports of short supply of fuel from India; they start gathering at petrol stations with a view to hoard the petroleum for future use. This too creates massive shortage of fuel in the market, encouraging black-marketing. There are many who feel that there are more to the NOC’s shortsightedness than meets the eyes. Frequently, artificial fuel shortage is created so that many refilling stations can get an opportunity to provide fuel through unscrupulous means. In the meantime, insufficient supply of fuel in the market creates panic among the consumers, who are ready to pay higher prices.
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.