Inclusive Sources A Must For MediaBy The Rising Nepal
As history is being created by compilation of information regarding COVID -19 pandemic progresses, or any other matter, media needs to remember that the stories we tell becomes the world we live in
World TB Day The Clock Is TickingBy The Rising Nepal
The World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is being observed across the globe today. On March 24, 1882 Dr. Robert Koch discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which paved the way for diagnosing and curing the killer disease.
Colours We PerceiveBy The Rising Nepal
The world as we see it is defined by colours. The flowers are beautifully decked in yellow, red, blue and orange. The trees are green with a smattering of brown and yellow.
Holi: Celebration Of Colours & SongsBy The Rising Nepal
Holi is celebrated in most parts of Nepal in one form or the other. The festival is rooted in the mythological legend of the victory of justice over injustice. The term ‘Holi’ is derived from Holika, an evil sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. She is burnt to death when she tried to kill Prahlad while she puts the pious boy on her lap and sits on fire. The popular culture of Holi has become synonymous with festival of joyous celebration of colours, songs and dances. Tradition
Tried Tricks Let LooseBy The Rising Nepal
International trade these days is an arena in the thick of tumultuous times. The United States-led West and Sino-Russian team-up emerge as two significant blocks heading for fierce fight for the central role in international politics and economic direction. A declining power clinging on to the seat of the only superpower emerging after the Soviet Union’s collapse 30 years ago, the United States vainly digs its heels to retain the seat destined to be no monopoly of a particular state anymore. The...
The Triumph Of Two LiberalismsBy The Rising Nepal
A confusing climax of paradoxes – that’s the best way to describe the outcome of the Dutch parliamentary elections on Wednesday. We saw liberals presiding over the end of the neoliberal era. We saw the Dutch Greens suffering their biggest losses ever, despite the fact that climate policy is more important for voters than even the Covid-19 crisis. We saw a cool breakthrough of the pan-European party VOLT in a euro-sceptical country. We saw two member parties of the European liberal party ALDE...
Climbers Come To NepalBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s tourism has yet to revive despite a launch of the vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic and a remarkable drop in the number of infections. The mandatory weeklong quarantine, unavailability of on-arrival visa for tourists have dissuaded them to plan for a trip to the country. The US$ 5,000-coronavirus insurance has also been another hitch. However, as demanded by the tourism industry, the government is said to be r
Take Care Of Your Oral HealthBy The Rising Nepal
Oral health greatly affects eating, speaking, smiling, and showing emotions. Besides, it also affects our ability to smell, taste, touch, chew, and sallow. A person’s self-esteem, work performance, and attendance at work or school are also influenced by oral health. No matter what our age is, oral health is vital to general health, well-being, and quality of life. In addition to lower and poor quality of life, oral diseases have a direct economic impact on individuals, family and the healthcare...
Will Electoral Reform Revive HK?By The Rising Nepal
The US and British media have condemned the electoral system reform in Hong Kong, claiming it undermines the special administrative region's political system. But, in reality, the opposite is the case. Far from destroying the credibility, prosperity and economic dynamism of Hong Kong and leading its people to oppression and ruin, the electoral system reform will save them from that fate. The loudest voices of condemnation are of some politicians in the United States who, ironically, have turned
Stop Playing Game Of Musical ChairsBy The Rising Nepal
A chair is a piece of furniture that the people use for sitting and resting. Most chairs, with the virtue of their design, can accommodate one person on them. A person sits on a chair for conducting his/her work or for having relaxation.
Beating The Politics Of AttritionBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s great poet Laxmi Prasad Devkota not long ago said, “The immediate and the proximate enslaved our spirits and barred the line for our wider and remote visions.” This statement indicates the signs of the deficiency of Nepali intellectual classes, leaders, planners and opinion makers to confine themselves to short-term personal interests and rather than evolve public-spirited character to plan for the nation’s long-term future, improve human condition and institutionalise democracy,...
US Presidential Pardon Is a Royal MessBy The Rising Nepal
LONDON Donald Trump left his worst offenses against American democracy and the US presidency almost until the end of his single term in office, when he refused to recognise his opponent’s election victory and summoned a mob to storm the Capitol. But his final acts – amply availin
Kathmandu’s Link With KarnatakaBy Aashish Mishra
Stating that Nepal and India share cultural similarities is an understatement. The relationship between the two countries is evident from the traditions and lifestyle of their people. But many may not be aware of the relationship between Nepalmandal and South India. Some aspects of the Mohani (Dashain) festival offer slight glimpses into this relation. For instance, on the day of Kuchhibhwe, the Newa residents of Kathmandu Valley eat on banana leaves, a custom it shares with various groups of South...
Vaccine Race Is Morally WrongBy The Rising Nepal
While low- and middle-income countries around the world are desperate to get their populations vaccinated on time, the wealthy ones are hoarding vaccines to ensure that each one of their people gets inoculated faster than other nations. Striking bilateral agreements with the vaccine manufacturing companies for the supply of vaccine doses more than required for their entire populations is hardly an ethically defensible action.
Disasters Of The Neoliberal EraBy The Rising Nepal
Market is self-regulating and should be set free. Private sectors, which earn their market share after Darwinian natural selection, deliver goods and services most efficiently. There was a time when this thinking was a radical one. During the 1970s and 1980s, this thinking started garnering
Stop ClampdownBy The Rising Nepal
More than one and a half months have passed since Myanmar’s military junta took over power by deposing the elected government. Prominent democracy icon and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and various leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) have been detained and placed under house arrest. The military junta
President As The GuardianBy Gopal Khanal
At a time when the country is witnessing political polarisation and uncertainty, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has taken initiative to enhance the understanding and cooperation among the parties. On 16 March, she called an all-party meeting and urged the chiefs of all parties and former prime ministers to move ahead with unity. Her move comes as per the spirit of the constitution.
Vigilant Citizens Defend DemocracyBy The Rising Nepal
Pluralist democracies also known as polyarchy have become a globally accepted and endorsed political phenomenon. A handful states around the North Atlantic especially in the US and North Europe had been democracies defined in the modern sense of the term till fifty year ago.