Sunday, 17 March 2019

Indreni with Krishna Kadel and Sumiktra Tamang

Posted by Anup Baral | March 18, 2019 :
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added the prefix 'Chowkidar' (watchman) to his Twitter profile as part of a campaign ahead of national elections scheduled for next month, Indian media reported on Sunday. The origin of the term dates back to the 2014 Indian elections, when Modi had promised to serve as a 'chowkidar' to safeguard the interests of his country's citizens. But Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had turned the word into a jibe instead, mocking Modi with the phrase "Chowkidar chor hai (the watchman is a thief)" — based on allegations that Modi's government committed corruption by purchasing overpriced Rafale fighter jets from France. In what is being seen as a move to counter the Congress slogan, Modi, who has a massive 46.4 million followers, had on Saturday taken to Twitter to start the #MainBhiChowkidar (I am a watchman too) campaign.

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.