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Sunday, 17 December 2017

KP Oli Speech about India Nepal relationship

Posted by Anup Baral | December 18, 2017 :
Ishwar Pokharel, general secretary of CPN-UML, won a landslide victory from Kathmandu-5, beating his Nepali Congress rival Prakash Sharan Mahat. He is a powerful member of CPN-UML. Republica caught up with him to discuss the party unification, new government and more. Excerpts: Why did CPN-UML feel the need for party unification? We had even thought about unifying the party soon after the movement of 2006. There were lots of issues we did not agree with the Maoists even few years ago. We were on different ideological frame and we renounced violence. Today, the scenario has changed. There is now limited space for political players to maneuver. This also brought us together. We now have the same ideology -- multi-party democracy and progressive agenda to help improve people’s life. So, it is natural for us to be unified. As one of the coordinators of the task force to figure out the details of 60-40 allocation of tickets for the provincial and federal elections, I was initially skeptical of the viability of party unification. This was a complicated and huge task. But we did this after 25-28 days to hard work. With few exceptions, both the parties accepted our proposal from the very top to the bottom, which made us realize that party unification was indeed people’s demand.

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.