Monday, 13 February 2017
The dispute between Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi about appointment of the Inspector General of Nepal Police has reached the tipping point. Deuba wants to promote DIG Jai Bahadur Chand to the top post while Nidhi is in favor of another DIG Navaraj Silwal. Nidhi had reached Deuba's residence last week with a proposal to make Silwal IGP where Deuba warned Nidhi, according to sources, to not appoint Silwal at any cost. He ordered Nidhi to appoint Chand instead. Deuba asked Nidhi to resign if he cannot appoint Chand after Nidhi refused to comply, according to the sources. Nidhi left Deuba's residence after the disagreement with Deuba. Nidhi has been batting for Silwal even after that. Deuba had raised the issue even during the unofficial meeting of the party's office-bearers and senior leaders held on February 1. Deuba said Nidhi should follow the party president's directive on the issue of IGP appointment. General Secretary Sashank Koirala and his predecessor Prakash Man Singh supported Deuba during the meeting but Nidhi refused to budge. Deuba met Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter's residence in Baluwatar and requested to not take decision if minister Nidhi were to bring a proposal about IGP appointment after learning that the cabinet meeting last Thursday could appoint IGP. NC and CPN (Maoist Center) have already agreed that the former will get to appoint the IGP of Nepal Police and the latter that of the Armed Police Force (APF).
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.