Living Life With Hearing, Speech LossBy The Rising Nepal
About 90 per cent of people with hearing and speech loss live in the least developed countries. Due to poor infrastructure, the people living with hearing and speech loss remain isolated, neglected, and ignored. In a situation like this, these people found themselves helpless, vulnerable, and with no secure future ahead of them. The subject of hearing and speech loss has already become serious in the country as 16.6 per cent of people who live in the country suffer from acute hearing and speech-related...
Advantages Of ReadingBy The Rising Nepal
Reading is a cognitive act that relies largely on memory, comprehension and attention. And it is often the most effective way to learn a new skill, topic or subject. When we read, we constantly take in words and interpret their meanings to better understand what is being written. And it is a daily act, one that we do almost involuntarily.
Absorbing Narrative Of A Rebel WomanBy The Rising Nepal
This interesting work reviewed in this ubiquitous column of this esteemed daily is a lucidly written memoir interspersed with a racy account of a many hued facets of the life of Hisila Yami- a popular woman leader who has participated and executed some crucial roles in shaping up the contemporary political events of Nepal. John Whelpton, a historian and widely acclaimed author of books on Nepal , extols the work as an interesting and important autobiography particularly because of the many roles...
Encouraging Breastfeeding: Shared Responsibility EssentialBy Ajita Rijal
Every year, the first week of August is celebrated as World Breastfeeding Week. This year the world is celebrating the week with the theme, 'Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility' as health experts are calling on all stakeholders to encourage mothers for optimal breastfeeding practices. Breastfeeding within the first ho
Human Milk Bank A Noble InitiativeBy The Rising Nepal
To have the best possible start in life is a basic right of every newborn baby. For optimal nutrition and immunological protection of the newborns, the choice of feeding is to latch the baby directly to mother’s breast or provide expressed milk from own mother, and then pasteurised donated human milk. However, many babies are deprived of mother’s milk and are given formula feeds because of baby’s inability to suck due to prematurity, being too small to suck or ill, or maternal illness, abandonment...
Safe Abortion Vital for Women's HealthBy Indira Aryal
Getting safe abortion and family planning services easily in remote parts of Nepal is still a far cry for many rural women. For many women in those areas, the process of abortion still costs a lot and sometimes they even risk their lives. Poverty, not having m
Cellphone Addiction Among TeensBy The Rising Nepal
As time flies, addictions transform themselves into different forms. A person can show his/her addictive behaviours through different behavioural changes such as difficulty resisting change in the obsessive repetition of similar patterns, difficulty having breaks during i
Planets, Stars Embellish HeavenBy The Rising Nepal
As it darkens, the night skies of this month offer the magnificent marvels of planets, stars and constellations that are embellishing the heavens. Planets Mercury and Mars would be lost in solar glare, due to their proximity to the Sun. They would be moving across the compelling constellation Leo (lion) during the daytime. Planet Venus could be visualised in the western sky after sundown as dusk would fade to darkness. They would be venturing out through the starry fields sprawling across constellations...
Vaccines Key To Contain VirusBy The Rising Nepal
COVID-19 is a global health emergency. It took quite some time to develop the vaccines to curb the pandemic. However, COVID vaccines, in comparison to other vaccines in the past, have arrived quite quickly in Nepal. Thanks to our great neighbours India and China that respectively provided one million doses and 800,000 doses of vaccines to Nepal. It has also received 348,000 doses of Covi shield with the support of COVID-19 Global Vaccine Access Facility (COVAX).
Bagmati Yatra Once A Grand PilgrimageBy Aashish Mishra
It was the 14th day of the dark lunar fortnight of the month of Baisakh in the Bikram Sambat Year 2005 and Indra Kaji Joshi, who was 11 years old at the time, had woken up at two in the morning. He was getting ready with his father to go to the Shikhar Narayan Temple in Pharping to participate in the grand Bagmati Yatra. “It was my first time so I was very excited,” the now 84-year-old Joshi recalled.
Hydropower Development in NepalBy Shrija Dhakal
Hydropower is one of the renewable sources of energy in the world. It is achieved by converting the kinetic energy of water into electrical or mechanical energy. 16.6% of the total electricity production in the world is served by hydropower. Similarly, Nepal has been blessed with high potential of water resources, possessed with 2.7% of the world's fresh water resources. Nepal is the second country after Brazil with more water reserves. Hydropower is the main source of energy in context of Nepal,...
Important Aspects Of ShrawanBy The Rising Nepal
The month of Shrawan is considered very sweet and soothing in Maithili culture. It is also considered very religious. This month is also very momentous in terms of season. Poets are very fond of this month. Even the great poet Kalidas has described its importance in his famous e
Dillibazar: Witness To Radical ChangesBy Renuka Dhakal
Dillibazar is a place that has witnessed the political, cultural, literary and sports movements from the time when the capital city of Kathmandu started witnessing a flurry of activities. A suburb located in the capital, Dillibazar is the most happening place and is a witness to several historical events and movements that have brought many changes in our society. Situated in the heart of the capital, the place boasts of hard work and the indomitable courage of hundreds of transformative thinking...
Understanding Dhulikhel's DevelopmentBy The Rising Nepal
No nation or territory can move forward without the presence of vigorous, visionary, honest and unwavering leadership. Only such leadership has the ability to bring about sweeping changes in people's lives through the development of education, health services and other infrastructures.
The Art Of BonsaiBy Sampada Tandan
Ever heard about bonsai ? Few of you might have and the most probable answer that would come across would be a mini tree. But let me clarify the most popular misconception about bonsai being considered as a tree. Bonsai is a lot more than just a tree. Normally, a tree would take any shape and size but, Bonsai is way more complicated than that. It takes a great deal of patience and virtue to call it a Bonsai. It is the art form of cultivating, shaping and maintaining tiny trees. It’s a way of life,...
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