Weight Loss ConcernsBy The Rising Nepal
Most of us have experienced weight loss troubles. Fitness is all the rage today as we all wish to look our best. However, in an uphill struggle with diet and exercise, we know how tenuous our self-determination is when it comes to weight loss. While considering calories in our foods or taking measure of our fitness is crucial, it can be equally strenuous. Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indicator of body fat and
NC's New Initiative JSP In Decisive PositionBy The Rising Nepal
After the Nepali Congress (NC) took the initiative to form a government under its leadership seeking the Prime Minister’s resignation, the country's politics is expected to take a new turn. Remaining sluggish initially, the main opposition's new efforts have en
Need To Reactivate SAARCBy The Rising Nepal
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has been in limbo since 2016, when the 19th SAARC summit scheduled to be held in Pakistan had to be cancelled after India, together with Bhutan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, boycotted it over the terrorist attack on the Indian army camp in Uri. India blamed Pakistan for the attack. The future of SAARC has since remained uncertain. The last SAARC summit was held in Kathmandu in 2014.
Creating Space For EveryoneBy The Rising Nepal
Every relationship needs boundaries. Though the phrase-- love is blind-- is used to explain the type of attachment among couples, consent is the cornerstone of a healthy relationship. Whether we blame the movies or the Western culture, being in a romantic relationship at an early age has become common.
Battle Not So RoyaleBy P Kharel
Whenever BBC World News bulletins mention “the Queen”, the rest of the world, too, is expected to decode the reference to the Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. But the state protected broadcasting service every now and then incurs the displeasure of Buckingham Palace and prime minister’s official residence at London’s 10 Downing Street.
The Vice Of FactionalismBy The Rising Nepal
The historically most important opportunity that Nepali people had offered to a single party with nearly two-third majority seats in parliament has now utterly been abused through malpractice of democracy. A single party’s majority government has turned into fragile one leading to vicious political instability to the uncertain far future.
Mountain Tourism Reviving SteadilyBy The Rising Nepal
Despite the growing COVID-19 cases in many nations and various restrictive measures in place worldwide to rein in the pandemic, Nepal's mountain tourism, especially peak climbing, is on the path to a steady recovery.
Left Movement In Downward Spiral?By Ritu Raj Subedi
Nepali communist movement now stands at a crossroads of complex crisis. After witnessing an unprecedented success, it is now in a downward spiral. Nepal has always been a fertile land for the rise of the left movement that has waxed and waned over the decades.
Alarming Level Of Air PollutionBy The Rising Nepal
Over last few days, the Kathmandu Valley has witnessed the worst air quality of recent times among cities in the world. Air Quality Index (AQI) in many parts of Kathmandu crossed its hazardous level for few days in the last week posing a serious threat to the health of the millions. The reasons for such a dangerous level of air quality in the valley are many and include mix of weather, vehicular emission, industrial pollution, and uncontrolled seasonal wildfires.
A Trip To BhattedandaBy The Rising Nepal
This piece of writing is dedicated to those who want to leave their home and stay overnight outside the city to know much about the world as Thomas Fuller says: “He that travels much knows much”.
Why Youths Should Join PoliticsBy The Rising Nepal
The gap between the legal sovereignty of Nepali state and its institutional capacity to fulfil the rights of its citizens has made national politics aspirational, not stability-driven. It is neither a safe and sound road to endure a coherent polity nor a vision youths desire.
Tek Bahadur Khatri: An Early Media HistorianBy The Rising Nepal
After I decided that I will join RR Campus to study Journalism and Mass Communication in the late 1990s, I think the first book I saw in a senior's home was a photocopy binding of Tek Bahadur Khatri's Nepal's Mass Media. I borrowed that book which later became my best guide to the history of mass media in Nepal. I did not care about the author at that time, though. While working on this piece, I came to know that he was born on December 3, 1933. From journalists Dhruba Hari Adhikary and Jayadev Bhattarai,...
Stone At The BorderBy Aashish Mishra
There once used to be a saying in Bhaktapur that a blinkered horse turned east from Ason will go in a straight line to Bagbazaar, Battisputali, Sinamangal, Bayakha, Nikosera, Siddhapokhari and ultimately reach Taumadhi in Bhaktapur. This saying is not as popular these days though, perhaps because it doesn’t hold true anymore. If one were to try the same thing with a horse today, they best not get attached to the steed because it would get hit by traffic before reaching Battisputali. Or, if it managed...
Nepal Deserves Green DemocracyBy The Rising Nepal
At a time when Kathmandu’s air quality is recorded in the poor category, the slow poisoning by the polluted atmosphere caused by environmental pollution and spoilation should also be regarded as amounting to violation of Article 30 of the Constitution of Nepal which guarantees that every citizen has the right to live in a healthy environment.
Limits Of GlobalisationBy The Rising Nepal
Globalisation which denotes free flow of goods, services and capital in its simplest form, has come under strain. However, this has been the lifeline for world economy since the 1990s when many countries embraced it for economic advantages. Despite facilitating expansion of global trade and bringing prosperity and reducing poverty, critics have argued that globalisation has simultaneously fueled economic inequality.
Pros & Cons Of Online ClassesBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed our way of doing things. Never in my life had I ever thought that there would be a day where we would stay at home and study. Especially, in a country like Nepal where traditional based learning is so popular, the fact that educational institutions are working on becoming technology-friendly is a big surprise. My association with online classes is a bit of love and hate. Owing to the pandemic, I could not commute to my college. So, staying at home and...
World Witnessing Democracy DieBy Gopal Khanal
International apathy towards Myanmar's current horrific situation has raised many questions not only about the future of Burmese people but also about the eroding trust in representative democracy.
Expanding Civic Space At Local LevelBy The Rising Nepal
A national dialogue was convened the other day to explore into the issues of engagement between civil society and local government institutions in Nepal. The objective of the dialogue as pointed out by the organisers has been to gauge into the state of civic space at the local level and suggest the ways and means as to how local civic space could be expanded at the prevailing context of the country.
Change Your LifestyleBy The Rising Nepal
After lockdown was lifted, majority of people shared that they gained weight, became dull and are now finding it difficult to keep up with the busy schedule. So how can you change your lifestyle? Be more motivated? and be energised? Well, it’s about making small changes to your habits and routine that will push you forward, and get you there! And only when you make those changes, you will achieve those goals. So what are these small changes that will modify your lifestyle?
Enhancing Nepal-Bangladesh TiesBy The Rising Nepal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid a two-day state visit to the Republic of Bangladesh from 22-23 March 2021 at the invitation of her Bangladeshi counterpart Mohammad Abdul Hamid. The visit was itself special as the leaders of the South Asia attended a programme organised to mark