Friday, 29 December 2017

Macabre Narayanhiti Massacre

Posted by Anup Baral | December 28, 2017 :
It is 16 years since what is known as Narayanhiti massacre in Nepal’s political history that took place on the night of June 1, 2001. In this unpleasant event, the then king Birendra Shah, his wife queen Aishwarya Shah, his two sons crown prince Dipendra Shah, prince Nirajan, his daughter princess Shruti and other royal family members were assassinated. Following his death, his younger brother Gyandendra Shah acceded to the throne. However, Gyanendra Shah was ousted from power after he tried to encroach upon the executive power of the country going beyond his constitutionally limited political power reduced to a titular king. With his ouster, a new political era-an era of Republic- ushered in Nepal in the first decade of the 21st century. During his 29-year-long reign, he had succeeded in proving himself to the people as a king loyal to them. Unlike his younger brother Gyanendra Shah, he was flexible. His flexible nature partly accounts for the restoration of democracy in 1990. Conspiracy theories abound regarding royal massacre that took place in 2001. Birendra Shah was born on Dec. 28, 1945, and acceded to the throne in January 1972.@myrepublica

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.