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Monday, 30 January 2017

Fireside with Narayan Kaji Shrestha

Posted by Anup Baral January 30, 2017 :


Narayan Kaji Shrestha 'Prakash', Born in 1959 in Jaubari-6, plunged into politics in 1976. His political life includes 3 year prison life, with 19 year underground life. A teacher of Siddhatha Banasthali School, Kathmandu cum underground politician, Shrestha became a central member of the CPN (4th convection)led by Nirmal Lama in 1986 and subsequently served as a politburo member at CPN(Unity centre), formed after the merger of CPN(4th convection), CPN-Mashal, revolutionary fraction of CPN- Masal and Proletarian Workers Organization. After the disagreement in the armed conflict model, a group led by general secretary Puspa Kamal Dahal 'Prachand' and leader Dr. Babu Ram Bhattaria broke away in 1994 from CPN-unity centre, forming a parallel CPN-Unity centre (later the group took name CPN-Maoist in 1996). After that Shrestha took leadership of CPN-Unity centre for 8 years and became deputy chair at UCPN-Maoist, after the unification between then CPN-Maoist and CPN-Unity centre, Masal in 2008.He served as a deputy prime minister and Minister for Home Affairs in the cabinet led by Jhal Nath Khanal. Likewise he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Local Development Minister in UCP-Maoist coalition government led by Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai.

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.