Thursday, 1 December 2016
Ethnic Madhesi leaders reject first amendment of Nepal's constitution which is voted upon by the Himalayan nation's parliament.The amendment proposal seeks to split some of the districts of the present Province No.5 and to incorporate them in Province No.4 and 6. Against this proposed change and in favour of a unified Province No.5, thousands of people across party lines have joined hands since yesterday morning. In order to woo the Madhes-based parties, the government has decided to create two provinces in Nepal’s southern plain. According to the new proposal, the southern plain will have two provinces – 2 and 6 – exclusively dominated by Madhesi population. In response to the proposal, six districts of Lumbini Zone of Nepal are tense since early morning as hundreds of people have taken to streets. These spontaneous mass rallies are supported by the CPN-UML and even ruling, NC and Maoist party cadre. Defying the party’s decision and instructions, cardres belong to the ruling parties took to streets and formed an alliance against the spilt of Province No.5.
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.