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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

PM Sher Deuba expands his cabinet, finally

Posted by Anup Baral | July 26, 2017 : Amid criticism from various quarters over the prolonged delay, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expanded his cabinet on Wednesday.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to 10 ministers from Nepali Congress, six from CPN (Maoist Center) two from Nepal Loktantrick Forun and one from CPN (United). Ambika Basnet has been sworn in as the Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Giriraj Mani Pokharel as the Minister for Health, Jitendra Dev as Minister for Culture and Tourism, Gopal Dahit as Minister for Land Reforms, Ram Krishan Yadav as Minister for Agriculture Development and Mohan Basnet as Minister for Information and Communications. Similarly, Mahendra Yadav has been sworn in as Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, Bir Bahadur Balayar as Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Min Biswokarma as Minister for Commerce, Bhimsen Das as Minister for Defense, Rajan KC as Minister for Youth and Sports, Yagya Bahadur Thapa as Minister for Law.

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.