Thursday, 22 September 2016
In an interview taken after PM Dahal returned home, Thapa not only termed the PM’s visit as “irrelevant and insignificant” but also went on to say that the visit has “increased the risks and has disturbed the balance [of India-Nepal relations].” Thapa who says he is still committed to the agenda of a Hindu state and constitutional monarchy claims that Indian interference in Nepal has increased after the restoration of multi-party democracy in Nepal in 1990. His conclusion is: The tendency of Nepali politicians seeking “Indian blessings to rise to power and remain there” has dramatically increased after the restoration of multi-party democracy. He calls it Nepali politicians’ and political parties’ “self-defeatism.” “Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s India visit is a result of the same surrendered attitude,” he said, “He had gone to India to say ‘I have made many mistakes, I beg to be forgiven.’” Thapa argues that though the British left India a long time ago, the remnants of ‘British expansionism’ are still in India.
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.