Buddha has taught many different things in his lifetime. His teachings depend on the audience and situations. However, if a novice curiously asks to summarise Buddha’s teachings in one word, what would it be? Certainly, it would be “mindfulness”.
Panauti is a very important place from cultural, ritualistic, religious, historical, touristic and commercial perspectives. This is a town having great significance with respect to art, culture, religion, history and tourism.
The night skies of this month would offer avid star-gazers the charismatic charms of pleasing planets like Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Other copious confounding constellations sketched by strange stars could be also relished resoundingly. The elusive planet Mercury would be visible at dawn in eastern sky shortly and eventually fade out of view at the sunrise
Last year, villagers in the northern part of Shankhuwashabha district (Eastern Nepal) were enjoying the long summer days of June-July in their fields for plantations of millet (Nepali name: Kodo; biological name: Eleusine coracana). The farmers in their bigger squads from Namase, Rukuma, Chepuwa, Lingam, Chyamtang, Chumsur and Ridakh villages of Shankhuwashabha district were busy from dawn to dusk and considered the season as the season of eating grams to earn tonnes of grains for the whole year. They know their geographic and climatic limitations, as their agriculture heavily relies on the monsoon. Schools and campuses are often closed as a part of summer vacation (locally called monsoon holiday); hence, they have more arms in the field.
Bhubanesh Kumar Pradhan is a former secretary with an engineering background as a civil engineer and a product of one of the best engineering institutes in the world, the University of Roorkee, along with
Thangka, tangka, thanka, or tanka are the words that come from ancient Greece meaning power or wealth. Today, thangka is a Nepali and Tibetan painting style. The picture is painted o
Learning a language can be a daunting task, as there is no sure-fire technique that guarantees success. In fact, there is no ‘success’ when it comes to learning a language. Instead, language
It is said that a momentous day rarely comes but comes once in a century. There are a few momentous days in the political history of Nepal. One of such momentous days in Nepal is the declaration of the Republic Day. The day was May 28, 2008, or Jestha 15, 2064 BS. This was the day when the elected Constituent Assembly formally abolished the 240-year-old monarchy and declared Nepal a Federal Democratic Republic. This indeed heralded a new era in the history of Nepal.
Nepal's shift from monarchy to republicanism was a watershed moment in the country's history. However, the republic's roots have not yet penetrated deep inside Nepali society, which was ruled for more than two centuries by Shah Monarchs, who began to lose the people's confidence as they placed self-interest above responsibility and ignored public opinion. The absolute reign of the Shah Kings was characterised by a poor economy, a dismal state of development, and the violation of democratic rights.
After the second people's movement, Nepal has been a Federal Democratic Republican state since May 28, 2008. As the system passes through 15 years, the nation is
We are going to mark the 16th Republic Day on the 15th of Jestha in the Nepali calendar. The Nepalis have had a long yearning to write their own constitution
We celebrate Republic Day on Jestha 15 (by the end of May month) every year. A Republican polity is indeed an augmented type of democracy because it not o
Periodic election is called one of the basic pillars of democratic governance. Democracy is neither imagined nor materialised in a particular country without holding periodic elections. However, the election of every democratic country should ensure its credibility by conducting the elections in a free and fair