Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Senior neurosurgeon Dr Bal Krishna Thapa died in Us-Bangla Plane crash

Posted by Anup Baral | March 14, 2018 :
Senior neurosurgeon Dr Bal Krishna Thapa died in Us-Bangla Plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday afternoon. But fate had another way for Dr Thapa, as he was killed in the crash that saw at least 50 other passengers dead, and more than 20 injured. Sapkota, 65, of Parbat district admitted to the hospital on Thursday was dumbfounded at Thapa’s death when he heard the sad news on the eventful day. He has a blood clot in the head, rendering his right hand immobile, and has to be operated soon. “Dr Thapa had told me that he would operate on me upon his return. But things have taken a different turn,” he said from the hospital bed. Thapa, who was chief at the neuro unit of BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Chitwan, was returning from attending a conference on neurosurgery in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, when the 78-seater US-Bangla Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft crashed at 2:18 pm.

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.