Saturday, 15 December 2018

Why Dashdhunga Incident Remained as Mystery

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha December 15, 2018 :
Was it a road accident or was it a planned murder? Twenty-three years have elapsed, but Dashdhunga incident still remains an unsolved mystery. A vehicle carrying Madan Bhandari, then general secretary of the CPN-UML, and another leader Jibaraj Ahsrit, reportedly, met with an accident in Dashdhunga, Chitwan on May 16, 1993. Only the driver, Amar Lama, had survived. Not only the CPN-UML but the entire nation mourned the demise of Bhandari, a promising leader who opined that communists could achieve their ultimate goal even through democratic participation. The UML has refused to accept the incident as an accident, claiming that it was a planed murder of a promising communist leader. Meanwhile, the circumstances, available facts and statements from people questioned during the investigation process only deepened suspicions around the incident. The UML had launched protest programs for months demanding thorough probe into the incident. The then government led by Girija Prasad Koirala had formed a judicial probe committee under Justice Trailokya Pratap Rana. The UML also formed a probe committee led by KP Sharma Oli, the incumbent Prime Minister, while a committee led by Padma Ratna Tuladhar was formed terming it a public committee. Oli and Tuladhar committees concluded that the incident was a conspiracy while the Rana-committee said it was a road accident caused by driver's negligence.

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.