Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Workers cry in Qatar for exit to Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral Nov 30, 2016 :
Twenty one Nepali migrant workers in Qatar are left in the lurch after their employer denied them regular payment. The workers said that the employer has not issued visa on their passports, rendering them illegal. They have approached the Nepali Embassy and the Department of Labour in Qatar to seek help. They have also filed a case against their employer in the Qatar i Labour Court. Following pressure from several quarters, their employer agreed to send them back to Nepal, but never kept his word. On Tuesday, the workers boarded a bus for the airport in Doha, intending to return to Nepal. However, they could not reach the airport after their employer denied them exit papers in a breach of his earlier promise. The workers, who eat and sleep on the bus, said that they would not get off the vehicle until their employer agreed to issue them exit papers.

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.