Friday, 23 June 2017

Interview with Ram Narayan Bidari

Posted by Anup Baral June 23, 2017 :
A high-level meeting of major political parties today failed to forge consensus on the disputed issues of Parliamentary Regulations as the ruling and the opposition parties stuck to their old stances on the strength of the Parliamentary Hearing Committee. Nepali Congress Chief Whip Chin Kaji Shrestha said his party rejected the ruling parties’ proposal that a 15-member PHC be formed. Shrestha said NC’s stance was that the provision of the new constitution would be applicable only when the Upper House was formed and as there was no Upper House at present, the PHC should have 73 members as was the case under the Interim Constitution.

“This is a transitional period and all other committees are functioning as per the old regulations, so the PHC should also be formed accordingly,” Shrestha said, adding that his party leaders told the meeting if it was urgent to conduct parliamentary hearing, then they should agree on reviving the old PHC. Shrestha said his party leaders told the meeting that under the present system, it was necessary for the PHC to have more members to reflect the size of the 601-member Parliament and to ensure representation of all parties in Parliament. “The spirit of the constitution is to ensure representation of all the parties and communities in the PHC,” Shrestha added.

Guide of the month: January 2018

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.