Monday, 1 January 2018

Talk with new mayor, deputy mayor of Kathmandu Bidya Sundar Shakya

Posted by Anup Baral | January 01, 2018 :
The reconstruction works at Rani Pokhari, one of the archaeological sites destroyed by last year’s devastating earthquake in kathmandu, have been halted following public outrage over the use of concrete instead of traditional construction materials. The Department of Archeology (DoA) has written to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), which is looking over the rebuilding project, to stop the works until further discussions. “The reconstruction works have been put on hold. We have asked KMC authorities for a meeting on Sunday to discuss the matter,” said Ram Kunwar, spokesperson for the DoA.

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.