Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Senior leaders of the UCPN (Maoist)Baburam Bhattrai Born in a lower middle class family on June 18, 1954, in Belbas, Khoplang VDC, Gorkha district, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai is one of the outstanding personalities in the political and intellectual sphere of the country. Former Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai is a senior leader of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the largest party in the country. Dr. Bhattarai became the 35th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nepal for a tenure of about one and a half years.Earlier to this, he served as the first Finance Minister of the Federal Republic of Nepal during the Puspa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'-led government in 2008.Dr. Bhattarai has a fascinating family background that is unknown to many. The Bhattarais were traditional priests and astrologers to the Sen Kings of Palpa who were known to have migrated to Liglig area of Gorkha around 15th century AD. Interestingly, one Gajanan Bhattarai, along with Ganesh Pandey and others, was instrumental in installing Drabya Shah as the King of Liglig and Gorkha. One branch of the same Bhattarai lineage remained in Belbas, in the foothills of Liglig kot, as peasants. It was here, in the mid-hills of Nepal, that Baburam Bhattarai was born to Bhoj Prasad Bhattarai and Dharma Kumari Bhattarai. He was the second son in a family of an elder sister, a younger brother and a younger sister. In an ironical twist of history, 240 years after the establishment of the Shah dynasty in which the Bhattarais played an important role, a member of the same Bhattarai lineage was to become instrumental in abolishing the feudal monarchy. He is one of the architects of the chain of political events that led to the establishment of a Republic Nepal.
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.