Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Dhamala Ko Hamala with Madhav Kumar

Posted by Anup Baral | September 12th, 2017 : Elected as the prime minister of Nepal on May 23, 2009, Madhav Kumar Nepal began his political career since 1970. He became the founder politburo member of CPN (ML) in 1979 and was a member of the United Left Front in the democracy movement of 1990. In 1991, Nepal became politburo member of the CPN-UML.
He was the UML's Foreign Department chief in 1994 and held the portfolios of deputy prime minister, defense and foreign ministry in the 9-month long government led by Manmohan Adhikary in 1995. Elected as general secretary of the CPN-UML by the 6th General Convention in 1998, Nepal became the opposition leader in the parliament in 2000. He was again elected as the party's general secretary by the 7th General Convention in 2003. In the CA Election 2008, Nepal was defeated from both constituencies he contested from and his party CPN-UML came third, which prompted him to resign from his post of party chief. In the CA Election 2008, he lost to UCPN-Maoist's Jhakku Prasad Subedi in Kathmandu-2 and to Devendra Patel, also from UCPN-Maoist, in Rautahat-6. Later he was nominated by the council of ministers as member of the CA. He served as a member of the Constitutional Committee in the CA. He has remained underground for about 15 years on multiple occasions during his political life of 43 years.

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.