Thursday, 12 October 2017

Provincial and parliamentary elections

Posted by Anup Baral | October 13, 2017 : The Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) may disassociate itself from the broad left alliance due to a disagreement over the sharing of constituencies in the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections. The left alliance announced earlier this month constitutes UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Naya Shakti Nepal. NSN leaders said that their party coordinator Baburam Bhattarai has made his mind to quit the alliance if the UML and CPN (Maoist Center) refused to give a respectable status in the party.
Bhattarai has demanded 15 constituencies including one of the two constituencies in Gorkha district from where he was elected in the second Constituent Assembly elections in 2013. But UML and Maoist Center have ruled out any possibility of giving than five constituencies. In addition to that, Maoist Center does not look keen to concede a Gorkha constituency to Bhattarai. NSN leaders said that Bhattarai, who had earlier announced to contest election using UML's election symbol, may forge alliance with Madhes-based parties.

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.