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Friday, 23 June 2017

Interview with Arjun Narasingha K.C

Posted by Anup Baral June 22, 2017 :
Hopes were high that the country would move towards political stability and prosperity after the promulgation of new constitution in September, 2015. But the agitation by disgruntled Madhes-based parties against some constitutional provisions and the subsequent Indian economic embargo dashed those hopes. The protests were withdrawn and the embargo lifted only after the first amendment of the constitution in January 2016. But this lull was temporary. Contestations over the new charter soon resurfaced and the possibility of holding all three sets of elections stipulated in the new constitution—local, provincial and federal—again started to appear remote.

Yet nearly two years after the promulgation of this constitution, people’s optimism has been again revived. On May 14, the first phase of local election was successfully held in Provinces 3, 4 and 6; final preparations are underway to hold the second phase, on June 28, in Provinces 1, 5 and 7. The local elections, when completed, will mark not only the end of the protracted political transition but also fill the political vacuum at local level that has existed for almost two decades. Over 73 percent voter turnout in the first phase poll showed how desperate people are to elect their own representatives.

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.