Thursday, 30 November 2017

Political Interview with Ujwal Thapa

Posted by Anup Baral | December 1st, 2017 :
Ram Sharan Mahat was the Finance Minister of Nepal under the government led by Sushil Koirala. He represented Nepali Congress in the parliament for four consecutive term and currently a parlimentarian from Nuwakot -2. He is widely acknowledged as one of the key architects of the economic reforms in the Post-1990 period which brought significant improvements in Nepal's economy with higher growth, progress in human development indicators and decline in poverty level. However, one of the controversial legacies of Mahat is the privatisation. Though he was the supporter of privatization,actual privatization had already started before he became finance minister.Privatization was done by open competitive bidding and some part of government shares of those companies which were burden to state treasury were given to highest bidder[5] His tenure also saw many reforms in the public expenditure management, finance and banking, and revenue reforms including the introduction of the Value Added Tax.

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.