Mesmerising Revolution And Economic MiraclesBy Ritu Raj Subedi
On the evening of July 23, exactly one hundred years ago today, the delegates of communist groups from different regions of China had gathered inside a French Concession building in Shanghai to establish the Communist Party of China (CPC). Thirteen Chinese representatives and two from Communist International (Comintern) had attended the CPC’s first founding National Congress that took place from 23 to 31 July, 1921. However, the meeting did not go smooth. On
Link To KathmanduBy The Rising Nepal
Every morning at 7:00 am, a loud train whistle preceded by the clang-clang sound of the stationmaster hitting an iron gong with a mallet woke up the residents of the sleepy little town of Birgunj. Amidst the sound of the guard blowing his whistle and frantically waving the green flag, the train would slowly leave the platform with a loud whoosh sound of released steam on its four-and-a-half hour daily journey to Amlekhgunj, 35 kilometres away. About 15 minutes after departing from Birgunj, the train...
Nepali Attires, In All Their GloryBy The Rising Nepal
"Culture is an inexhaustible mountain river that brings more and more new knowledge, whose value will be appreciated by the next generation." Working winds have brought me to many countries of the world. From Greenland to Africa, from Europe to Russia, and to the Pacific region. I have had the opportunity to be a witness to different indigenous people's ceremonies, festivals and religious rites which they practised, and maintained honour, as a sacred inheritance from distant ancestors.
Perceiving English Language In Nepali ContextBy The Rising Nepal
It is almost universally acknowledged that English is the most common global language today. It is widely read, spoken and written than any other language. David Graddol in his book, 'English Next' classifies English into four stages viz. Old English, Middle English, Modern English and Global English. Global English is dominating the pedagogical and socio-political arenas today. During our school days, English was a foreign language, the language of the White skin or Kuhire, as we used
Poshan Pandey’s Meri NainiBy The Rising Nepal
The recognition of the story writer is an earned and noticed identity for late litterateur Poshan Pandey. But, is it the sole identity for him? Here is the under review poetry book entitled “Meri Naini”, which reveals dazzling facts more than two and half decades after the demise of the author.
Beware Of Shiny ApplesBy The Rising Nepal
Apples are universally relished fruits that are commonly characterised by their rosy red or green tinge and crunchy fresh bites with bursts of aromatic flavours. Its importance in the human growth and healing process is evident in the common phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. The nourishing aspect of apples is attributed to the bounteous presence of dietary fibre, Vitamin C, fruit sugars and potassium. Similarly, it is rich in polyphenols with antioxidants like Quercetin, Catechin...
Reducing Poverty, Boosting EnvironmentBy The Rising Nepal
Addressing in a municipal assembly two months ago, Mayor of Malarani Municipality, Arghakhanchi, Nepal, Balkrishna Acharya reiterated, "we are going to encourage the farmers to integrate such a system of production where plant and animal production practices are aligned with a site-specific application by enhancing environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agriculture economy depends." Though not versed theoretically, his ideas are somehow tilted in line with agricultural...
Parenting During PandemicBy Pushpa Priya
Parenting during pandemic is more challenging as it demands a lot of patience, determination, courage, optimistic vision and unconditional love. Taking challenges as an opportunity, parents can bring positive changes in children. COVID19 Pandemic has brought distress and psychological distress among parents as the nature of this pandemic is observed to be dangerous and uncertain. However, it is a great opportunity for parents to demonstrate their inner qualities and highest potential to make positive...
Biodiversity Conservation , Indigenous Knowledge Is KeyBy The Rising Nepal
The recent flood devastation in Melamchi has been a tragic incident that has displaced over 100 families and left substantial economic damage. There are many factors leading up to this hazard but crucially it can be linked with the ignorance of indigenous knowledge. It has now been established that the flood occurred due to the massive landslide in the main catchment area, which is known as “Bhremathang” meaning “land with sand” in local language. The massive seepage of w
Tattoo Culture: 'Get Inked Or Die Naked'By The Rising Nepal
In recent years, Nepal has undergone a drastic transformation regarding our views on tattoos. Many people, mainly the youth, are attracted towards the skin painting, known as tattooing. Getting their skin inked is a self-proclaimed way to express them in society.
Sajjan Raj Vaidya’s plea to keep on waitingBy The Rising Nepal
Sajjan Raj Vaidya is a US-based Nepali singer, songwriter, guitar player, composer and producer who has been publishing inventive Nepali folk influenced modern pop music since the past six years. With a staggering 36 million views in his m
A Post-Pandemic Tourism Recovery PlanBy Juhi Adhikari
Nepal is a country known around the globe for its visual paradise with magnificent mountain ranges, diversified flora and fauna, thriving multi-ethnicity, rich cultures, and captivating sights. Nepal has a mammoth potential for growth for MICE Tourism. In this writing, I am going to explain how MICE tourism can contribute to the national economy of Nepal. If properly planned, MICE tourism can be a recovery plan for the post-pandemic tourism business in Nepal.
New Diseases: Whys And WhereforesBy The Rising Nepal
Many factors are involved in the causes of new or the re-emergence of old diseases. Emerging diseases can be caused by infectious pathogens like viruses, bacteria, fungus and other microbes present in the atmosphere. Since the 1970s, about 40 diseases like Sars, Mers, Ebola, Chikungunya, Avian flu, Swine Flu, Zika and, most recently, COVID-19 have surfaced in this universe. In the past, smallpox was a highly contagious and fatal disease before the invention of a vaccine against this dreadful malady....
Reducing Disaster RisksBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is in the top 20 of all the multi-hazard countries in the world due to its unstable geology, seasonal weather variations, climate change, unmanaged infrastructure development, and risk-insensitive development activities. Nepal is also ranked 11th in the world in terms of seismic risk and 30th in terms of floods and landslides.
Vaccine ProblemBy The Rising Nepal
Human beings are gifted at solving problems. When the shortage of food appeared to threaten humankind, the hunters and gatherers introduced agriculture, thus the agricultural revolution took place. When diseases began to wipe out lives, we invented medicines, thus the medical sciences came into being.
Satire in Bhanubhakta’s PoemBy The Rising Nepal
These days we all are savvy enough to understand satire. Since many of us are used to watching television shows such as Bhadragol, Golmaal, Harke Haldar, Meri Bassai, and Sakkigoni, we have had a steady stream of satire. I have also witnessed politicians and bureaucrats using satire to lessen the humiliation of their wrongdoing and sometimes, as an author, I have also used satire in my writing to poke fun at human faults and foolishness to correct human behaviours. Satire is
Digital Progress Baffles LifeBy The Rising Nepal
Digital technology has penetrated every sector that human beings are unable to avoid. Interestingly, we are, knowingly and unknowingly, digging the way that foists the threats of digital technology, which ultimately regulate our behaviour. The pervasive technology has now a bigger say in our political sphere and collective life. The fundamental assumptions of politics are disrupted in a way that is benefitting a handful of people, leaving a huge population aside.
His Only Wife: A FairytaleBy The Rising Nepal
It is a tale of a girl from a poor community ready to get married to an eligible bachelor in town. A single mother who considers this as an end to the years of suffering. The excitement of the family members to receive the gifts and money from the rich soon to be in-laws. All the ingredients of a love story we have heard. But there is a catch. The traditional wedding is cond
PM to lay foundation stone of Ram Raja Health Institute on July 6By The Rising Nepal
The foundation stone of Ram Raja Prasad Singh Institute of Health Sciences is scheduled to be laid on Tuesday. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is to lay the foundation stone of the Institute at Rajbiraj Municipality-10, Biraul in Saptari, Ranjit Kumar Jha, acting medical superintendent and director of the physical infrastructure preparation committee, said.