Ideas For Systemic Conflict TransformationBy The Rising Nepal
Sustainable peace needs an inter-subjective, indigenous source of knowledge of conflict for its transformation. As conflict moves from simplicity to complexity, it perturbs past causes and effects entailing fresh learning to cope with ambiguity, contingency and change telling leaders not to negate any actor from the outcome of peace. It is a part of the same polity. Rational solution based on systemic conscience relatively satisfies all actors. It improves their stake in peace and widens scope...
New Landscape For Financial EcosystemBy The Rising Nepal
Technology has been at the forefront in every aspect of our life. Those who fail to reap the benefits from it cannot know its wonders. But it has been never more significant to bring in the use of technology for safety, ease and comfort. Amid the current pandemic situation, it has become the ultimate toolkit to provide a way out to address an obscurity, especially in the financial sector. The demand for digital finance and new technologies is pervasive now.
Challenges Of e-ExamsBy The Rising Nepal
E-learning has well and truly become part of the pandemic life here in Nepal. Schools, colleges and universities have all implemented some form of e-learning to conduct classes and complete the courses. And so far, this model has worked, at least in the cities. Virtual platforms have allowed educational institutions to run classes smoothly and teachers and students to maintain some vestige of normalcy and have regular interactions. However, things have not been that simple when it comes to giving...
Madan Bhandari On Media FreedomBy The Rising Nepal
Last week, the ruling CPN-UML marked the 70th birth anniversary of the late Madan Kumar Bhandari. However, his contributions to the nation and democratic polity were shadowed mainly by the current squabbling among the party leaders. His role in democratising Nepali communist parties by shedding traditional and orthodox outlook is remarkable. Three decades after his demise, Bhandari is being respected as an iconic figure in the country’s democratic movement. One
Human Behaviour Key To Curb VirusBy The Rising Nepal
Intensifying global vaccination is the safest way to contain the spread of COVID-19. However, no less important is human behaviour to follow health protocols. It plays a key role in shaping the course of coronavirus at a time of growing disparities in access to a vaccine. The divide between the haves and have-nots in receiving inoculations could not have been starker. A huge gap persists between people who have received shots in rich and poor countries. Out of three billion
Lessons From Heat WavesBy The Rising Nepal
The sudden arrival of heat waves in the Northern Hemisphere has caused significant damage to humans as well as other living beings and physical infrastructure. Some parts of Canada have lately experienced one of the hottest weather ever. The mercury had risen above 45 degree Celsius. News reports have it that Canada had never reeled from such a massive temperature rise before. Because of that adverse weather condition, power cables melted and roads buckled.
Leadership, Integrity And TrustBy The Rising Nepal
A well-known political commentator in Great Britain A. A. Gill had observed interestingly about the rise and fall of leadership of former British prime minister Tony Blair saying, "We call him, with curled lips, a sociable man who has worked very, very hard on being liked. He is by his own admission a people's person, a straight kind of guy, and he has done his best. But it counts for naught. He will leave office well and truly loathed. Loathed and mocked. Loathed, mocked and despised." The aforesaid...
Promoting Women's EntrepreneurshipBy The Rising Nepal
The word ‘entrepreneur’ is a general term relating to industry and commerce. Anyone engaged in supplying goods and services to consumers is a business entrepreneur and a person who produces the goods himself or with the help of others is called an industrial entrepreneur.
Joblessness & DepressionBy The Rising Nepal
COVID-19 has been a dramatic global health and economic shock. As SARS COV-2 spread across nations, economic activities have plummeted. Individuals first changed their behaviours and then as government’s lockdowns took effect. The contagion has disrupted every aspect of our lives. Even before the onset of the crisis, the social and economic integration of young people was an ongoing challenge. Now, unless urgent action is taken, young people are likely to suffer severe and lifelong effects of...
Critical Citizenry Vital For DemocracyBy The Rising Nepal
With the development of modern states, the functions of governments and political parties have drastically changed. This has become more urgent in democracies where governments are formed on the basis of periodical elections through the competition of multiple parties. Once a party wins majority seats in the House, it forms the government and implements its policies and programmes. The state affairs operate with the consent of the general people abiding by the rules of law.
Converting Passion Into Meaningful CareerBy The Rising Nepal
The learning curve should never end. During the pandemic, the virtual reality has indeed become an active platform for people of all wakes of life to come together and continue their learning process. For me it has become a good medium for sharing my work and experience and learning a lot on various issues. There have been various conferences and educational activities targeted at the youth which are actually organised by the youth themselves. I have been invited to make presentations and give talk...
Coffee To DrinkBy The Rising Nepal
Coffee is a brewed beverage that is the go-to drink for many. Most people start their day with 'a cup of Joe' as it is lovingly called. Freshly brewed coffee is the perfect way to prepare for the day. As for me, I prefer to drink coffee around mid-noon when I am most devoid of inspiration. And it sustains me throughout the day. Coffee drinkers will agree to the stimulating factors of coffee which is attested by science as well. 100 grams of coffee contains about 40 mg of caffeine. As such, caffeine...
SC Verdict To Seal UML Fate?By The Rising Nepal
Amid lingering differences among its leaders, the ruling CPN-UML is awaiting the Supreme Court (SC) verdict on the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) with bated breath. In a week, the constitutional bench of the apex court will deliver its judgement, setting a new political course that would decide the fate of political parties, especially the unity of the CPN-UML. At present, the two factions of the UML, the establishment and the rebels, have been biding their time. If the court...
Completing Lumbini Master PlanBy The Rising Nepal
It has been over 40 years since the Lumbini Master Plan was implemented in 1978 AD. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It carries archaeological and historical significance. Now, it is also a tourist destination. The then UN Secretary-General U Thant visited Lumbini in 1967 AD. He was so highly influenced by the birthplace of Lord Buddha that he conceived of developing it as a major Buddhist destination. He then talked to King Mahendra and held discussions with the government of Nepal on developing...
Biodiversity LossBy The Rising Nepal
Fragile mountain habitats are becoming increasingly precarious. Humankind needs to fill knowledge gaps concerning how to protect biodiversity and what impacts climate change has. Awareness of how important biodiversity is has been growing fast in recent years. Among other things, the global community has learned that the combined impacts of climate change and the loss of biodiversity are making the emergence of new infectious dis
‘Not In Another 50 Years’By The Rising Nepal
Not in Another 50 Years." That was the headline summing up my article scribed for the Motherland news daily after what was seen as Nepal’s Olympian debacle in the 1980 Moscow Games. The gist of the write-up was that Nepal would not be able to bag any medal in the world’s top-rated sporting spectacle for at least the next five decades. Now in its 41st year since the view was first aired, this scribe has no hesitation in renewing the opinion for the next half a century.
Why Communists Succeed In ChinaBy The Rising Nepal
Communist parties in both China and India are about 100 years old. India was under the British rule while China was facing humiliations as the best parts of the republic were under the control of foreigners. People in both the countries were struggling to get sovereignty in their hands.
Dating In PandemicBy The Rising Nepal
With the world in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, although with the end seemingly in sight for some countries, many retrospectives are appearing about what went wrong, what was done right, and the experience of living under repeated lockdowns.
CPC Centenary Journey Of Trials, Tribulations & FeatsBy Ritu Raj Subedi
In the West, communism is long dead but enormous success of the Communist Party of China (CPC) shows that when Marxism is adapted to the national realities, it becomes a reliable ideological instrument to emancipate as well as bring prosperity to a society battered by feudalism, bureaucratic capitalism and foreign aggression. The salvos of Russian October revolution in 1917 brought Marxism-Leninism to China, inspiring early Chinese progressives to establish CPC in 1921 in a quest for liberation and...
Knowing About Delta Variant Of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
Since its origination from Wuhan in 2019, the SARS COV-2 virus has undergone thousands of mutations. All the mutations are not significant in their pathogenicity and transmissibility. There are several variants which are termed as “Variants of Concern”. Owing to its significantly higher rate of transmissibility,