Friday, 22 September 2017

STV Chat with Dr. Shekhar Koirala

Posted by Anup Baral | September 22, 2017 : A physician by profession, Dr. Sekhar Koirala was born on August 25, 1950 in Biratnagar. He is the son of renowned NC leader Nona Koirala and Keshav Koirala. He is contesting from Morang-7 in the CA Election 2013 representing Nepali Congress. Born to Koirala clan, he began his political career from NC when he was a student. While he was studying at Mahendra Morang Campus, he vehemently criticized the decision to add King Mahendra's name in front of the campus. Being a member of BP Koirala family, he remained active in NC party politics though he never held any position in the party.
He never disassociated himself from NC while he worked at the Bir Hospital, Koshi Zonal Hospital, BP Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences. Dr. Koirala was also jailed for three months when BP Koirala returned from exile in India. He was serving at the Bir Hospital then. He was in India for his Medical Degree when the referendum on system of government was declared in Nepal. He interrupted his studies and returned back to Nepal to work in favor of multi-party system. He had returned with a letter from then Indian PM Morarji Desai when BP was on house arrest. He gave up his profession a year ahead of his retirement and fully dedicated himself to politics. He was acquainted with Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai while studying in Delhi, which helped him in playing an important role in the peace process. He began the dialogue process with then rebel Maoist leaders after being given the responsibility by the party president. He faced severe criticism for his attempts from within the party.

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.