Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Interview with Hari Bansha and Aanchal

Posted by Anup Baral | May 02, 2019 :
We are all very aware of the recent budget allocation for this fiscal year by the Nepal government, particularly, because it has made everyone unhappy. Prices of almost everything has gone up, including smartphones and gadgets. Before the increment of taxes, smartphone retailers paid 13% VAT, and on top of it, 40% of the VAT was refunded to them at the end of fiscal year, making it a net of 7.8% on taxes.But according to the new policy, the 40% VAT return isn’t available anymore, and on top of the 13% tax, another 5% excise duty has been added, making it a total of 18.65% on taxes. Which took the prices of phones by up to 10%. And that’s only smartphones. For other gadgets, there’s a whole different thing going on. So, with it, prices are increasing, even though both suppliers and consumers are unhappy.But, there are rumors about the government waiving the 5% excise duty, so, maybe we can breathe a bit easy after that.

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.