Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Top leaders of the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha meeting on Wednesday

Posted by Anup Baral August 24, 2016 :
Top leaders of the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM), an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties, are meeting on Wednesday to forge a common position on contentious issues of the constitution. The meeting has been planned just as the Morcha and the governing parties prepare to start negotiations for constitution amendment. The governing parties— CPN (Maoist Centre) and Nepali Congress—and the SLMM are expected to start fresh negotiations, possibly from next week, to find a political solution to the Tarai crisis, for which the government has pledged to register a constitution amendment proposal in Parliament by mid-October. “I have heard the government is planning to register an amendment proposal before Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to New Delhi. We are hoping that the negotiations will start soon,” said Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato. PM Dahal is leaving for India on September 15.

Morcha’s bid to hammer out a common position on key issues has become imperative in the wake of divergent views from its constituents. Besides, the governing parties and the Morcha are planning to form a joint task force to iron out contentious issues, and the Morcha is under pressure to have a common view for sending members to the task force. Redrawing of provincial boundaries with at least two provinces in the Tarai plains is one of the key demands of the Morcha. It has also demanded that its concerns regarding proportional representation and citizenship among others be addressed.

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.