Addressing Nation’s Environmental ConcernsBy Indira Aryal
In the first 100 days, the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government has raised high hopes among people regarding the protection of environment, minimising human-animal conflict and encouraging the use of electric vehicles by lowering the taxes levied on such vehicles.
Red Panda: Facing Threats Despite Conservation EffortsBy Indira Aryal
Red pandas, scientifically called Ailurus fulgens and known as Habre in Nepali, are on the verge of extinction and facing threats because of their habitat destruction by over-grazing, collection of timber products, firewood and poaching.
Follow Your DreamsBy The Rising Nepal
“If you want to achieve anything special in your life you have to work, work, and then work some more.” – David Beckham. Everyone tells us to follow our dream. We should indeed work more to achieve our dream. But, what if you don’t know what your dream is? What if you don’t know your purpose in life? So what do you do? Since a very young age, we have be
The Conquest Of KantipurBy The Rising Nepal
From the top of a hill in Kirtipur Prithvi Narayan Shah had a last look at Kantipur, the city of his dreams. Monsoon had just ended, offering the valley with a cloudless blue sky and Kantipur sparkled like a jewel in the bright late afternoon sun. The walled city, framed by emerald green paddy fields and bordered by the Bagmati and Bishnumati rivers still swollen by monsoon rainwater, stood separate and apart. Inside the walled city, the tall temple of Taleju dominating the skyline, and dwarfing...
Mercury Marches Across Constellation VirgoBy The Rising Nepal
On Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 11.56 a.m., a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated human lives and structures in many parts of the country. It not only flattened several houses near its epicentre but also destroyed many earthquake-res
‘Krodh Kala’ Of Kalu KumaleBy Renuka Dhakal
The sculpture is a presentation of art and sometimes it can be a symbol of spiritual experience, and one that expresses the essence of life as a visual medium. In a crowd of sculptors, especially those making idols of wrathful deities, sculptor Kalu Kumale stands as a strong pillar of Nepali art. Known as Krodh Kala Shiromani or the master of wrathful sculpture, Kalu Kumale (Dachha Prajap
Study On Aging LiteratureBy The Rising Nepal
No matter what is a living or non-living thing, change is the rule that governs the world. But, is it easy to understand this rule? There are many philosophies, theories and thoughts which have been already built on the concept of change; but the complete interpretation is yet to be achieved. Here, the context is aging literat
Prostate Cancer: Symptoms And SignsBy The Rising Nepal
What is Prostate Cancer? The prostate is a small, rubbery gland about the size of a ping-pong ball, located deep inside the groin, between the base of the penis and the rectum. It is important for reproduction because it supplies part of the seminal fluid (semen), which mixes with sperm from the testes. Seminal fluid helps the sperm to travel and survive. It is important to understand how prostate cancer develops and impacts a man's life over time due either to cancer growth or as a result of treatments. 1...
Why Your Diets Don't WorkBy The Rising Nepal
The World Obesity Federation outlines the prevalence of obesity to have nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016. Similarly, WHO reports show 13% of the total adult population falls under the obese category. A 2013 survey in Nepal also shows how 17.7% of the Nepali population aged 15-69 become obese. While Nepal has been battling with issues regarding malnourishment in its population, obesity poses another big problem as statistics show obesity to kill a larger number of people than those who are underweight...
Content and Language Integrated LearningBy Pushpa Priya
Content and language integrated learning is an approach to learn subject and language at the same time that benefits the students having a command over the second language like English along with the subject they read. Many research studies have found that Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) develops the creativity, critical and communicative skills of the students resulting in good adjustment in 21st-century skills. CLIL is beneficial to learners of every subject. Internalising the...
Deluge Of Media MessagesBy The Rising Nepal
In our daily life, a never-ceasing flow of news and information bombards us. It, however, isn't always obvious to us. Once we turn on our smartphones, a deluge of media messages greets us. When you drive to work, you may tune in to podcasts. Once we get to work, we can also constantly check our emails. Likewise, after a long day at work, we may go home only to switch on the television and passively consume media messages. Throughout our daily routines, we are always in the loop when it comes to media,...
Building Quake-Resistant StructuresBy The Rising Nepal
On Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 11.56 a.m., a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated human lives and structures in many parts of the country. It not only flattened several houses near its epicentre but also destroyed many earthquake-resistant reinforced cement concrete (RCC) structures in the Kathmandu Valley, which were far from the epicentre. Why were the earthquake-resistant RCC structure destroyed? Why are many of them still being damaged? Let us scrutinise some facts about our earth
Shrestha Among 19 Towering JudgesBy The Rising Nepal
Two professors with proven expertise in comparative constitutional law, Rehan Abeyratne (Hong Kong) and Iddo Porat Israel), have edited an innovative work entitled Towering Judges: A Comparative Study of Constitutional Judges. The book is an exercise made to present a holistic picture of the global judiciary in general with particular emphasis on legal luminaries who have carved out a special niche in the evolution and consolidation of the jurisprudence of constitutional law. They have achieved...
A Well Intentioned AdviceBy Aashish Mishra
Mend or end! A not-so-subtle word of caution from journalist Zhou Shengping about the fate that awaits Nepal if the country’s leaders do not change their ways. Zhou has been in Kathmandu as the bureau chief of Xinhua News Agency since 2012 and, in that capacity, has met top leaders of all the major political parties. His warning ‘Mend or End’ is based on his observations and experiences from these meetings and interactions and his nearly decade-long stay in Nepal. Nepal is waiting a transformation...
Toxic Battle Ripping Apart BarcelonaBy The Rising Nepal
When Joan Laporta was elected Barcelona president in March, one of the first things he did was make it abundantly clear that Ronald Koeman did not figure in his long-term plans. Six months later, he suggested he was on the verge of extending the Dutch manager's contract for a further year.
Right Conduct, Integrity MattersBy The Rising Nepal
The federal constitution of Nepal, enacted and promulgated on September 20, 2015, has completed six years of its implementation. Like other democratic constitutions in the world, it describes the basic principles of the Nepali state, the structures and processes of government and above all the fundamental rights of citizens. A
Constitution Stands Firm Against ChallengesBy The Rising Nepal
Many Nepalis hold their federal democratic constitution, ratified on September 20, 2015 through the sovereign parliament, in high esteem as it has addressed their long-held ambitions, impulses and grievances against the state.
Towards Sustainable Democratic ExercisesBy The Rising Nepal
Events and trends witnessed in the preceding six years are a pointer that challenges Nepal's new constitution faces remain persistent, requiring political forces to be sincere to the people and assure them that the pledges made on proclamation day were not based on a set of fallacies. September 20, 2015, was to be a red-letter day for the Nepalis. And the launching of the constitution, the main statute, was also set to signify that Nepal was finally embarking on the irreversible path of a republican...
Constitution Day Has Immense ValueBy The Rising Nepal
Today, all Nepalese people all over the world are prepared to celebrate Constitution Day as our national day with different programmes. This day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of Nepal in 2015. The government has pulled out all the stops to make the day a grand affair. Celebrating the historic document, the government has roped in security forces for a procession in Tundikhel. Moreover, plans are afoot to fly a massive banner over the parade ground. The President...
Nepal Makes Strides In Public WelfareBy The Rising Nepal
With the promulgation of the new constitution in 2015, Nepal has ushered in a new era of the welfare state. The national charter has spelt out numerous social security provisions to protect the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of citizens. In the Directive Principles, the statute mention