Friday, 6 October 2017

Talk about UML, Maoist Center, Naya Shakti

Posted by Anup Baral | October 06, 2017 :
In a dramatic turn of events Tuesday, the chiefs of three left political parties-- CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Naya Shakti Party Nepal-- have announced that the three parties are to unify. KP Sharma Oli of UML, Pushpa Kamal Dahal of Maoist Center and Baburam Bhattarai of Naya Shakti announced that the three parties will forge an electoral alliance to contest the upcoming elections for parliament and the provincial assemblies as their first joint task. The announcement about party unification and electoral alliance comes just a month ahead of provincial assembly and parliamentary elections. They claim that they will secure a two-third majority in the upcoming elections. UML stands as the second largest political party in parliament and also emerged as the largest in the local polls while Maoist Center is a distant third. The Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti is yet to face parliamentary elections and it also made a very poor showing in the recently concluded local polls.

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.