Wednesday, 14 March 2018


Posted by Anup Baral | March 14, 2018 :
Experts say an audio recording of the last minutes of conversation between the pilots of the crashed plane in Nepal and the air traffic control shows signs of miscommunication. The plane carrying 71 passengers and crew crashed on landing at Nepal's Kathmandu airport on Monday, killing 49 people. Flight BS211, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, veered off the runway while landing. The exact cause of the crash remains unclear and an investigation has been launched. However, the recording suggests there could have been a misunderstanding over which end of the sole runway the plane was cleared to land on. Captain Pawandeep Singh, a pilot with an Indian airlines, told the BBC that the recording showed that there was confusion in the cockpit.

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.