The Aged LeadersBy The Rising Nepal
There are some serious public concerns about our political leaders. It is natural that many leaders of the major political parties in Nepal seem to be turning older and fragile. When the prominent leaders come under the pressure of age, it may be difficult to maintain distinction between leaders and their cadres. TV channels, especially HD channels, show actual condition of our leaders’ appearance. The hair of almost all the previous generation leaders seems to be grey and hoary. However, some...
Deepening Health Crisis And Sino-US RivalryBy The Rising Nepal
There is no evidence to even suggest that the eagerness of G7 to find a global solution to the present health crisis was fairly met with its financial capability as contributing 1 billion doses of vaccines over a period of one year is nowhere close to addressing the pandemic of a means of immediate relief. The club’s growing ineffectiveness was obvious during the 2008 global financial crisis, a period which had revealed its inefficiencies and shortages in its capability to meet challenges of global...
The Infatuation Towards ‘Smart’ ConceptBy The Rising Nepal
The use of the term ‘smart’ is increasing day by day, which clearly shows the infatuation of policymakers, administrators and politicians with the word. We already had smart driving licenses, smart cities, smart toilets, smart buses and many more. On 20 June 2021, the government announced a smart lockdown. This drew debates about the term itself on social media. Some were happy that the government had started to relax the lockdown while others were not happy with the use
Time For e-DiplomacyBy The Rising Nepal
Diplomacy is completely comprised of communication. Information gathering, compiling and disseminating are the backbone of diplomacy; be it at the local, national or international level. Therefore, it would not be wrong to say that any advancement in the process and means of communication would also lead to changes in the field of diplomacy. We can take the example of the telegraph which revolutionised diplomacy by speeding up communication. The invention of the telegraph allowed
Nepal Can Benefit From Mediation TreatyBy The Rising Nepal
Even though belated, the discourse on Singapore Convention on mediation and its significance has started to gain a momentum in Nepal, too. Recently, Nepal Law Commission has prepared a note on the key aspects of the convention which has lent much needed succor to the on-going discourse on the theme. The Law commission's note has appropriately underlined the importance of the adoption and ratification of the Convention which will, according to the note, set an important milestone towards promotion...
ICC And Liberal International OrderBy The Rising Nepal
In the wake of Cold War, proponents of liberal democracies were triumphant. They believed that liberal values would receive universal acceptance. Buoyed by success in ending the Cold War, the Western leaders emphasised the resuscitation of international tribunals to prosecute the
A Slap For Thought!By The Rising Nepal
Movies have always been considered a mirror portraying the reality of any contemporary society. So, in a society where there is a menace of deep-rooted misogyny, reflecting the same on a mass audience may cause a huge difference.
Bhandari Revitalises Communist MovementBy Gopal Khanal
June 28 (Asar 14) is the historic day for Nepali communist movement. It was the birthday of popular leader late Madan Bhandari. He was born on June 28, 1951 at Dhungesaghu of Taplejung district in Far East Nepal. He was the general secretary of CPN-UML when he was killed in a mysterious jeep accident at Dasdhunga in Chitwan on May 16, 1993. 'He came, he conquered and he went' is what we say while describing the life of the charismatic leader, who made an epochal contribution to the communist and...
Centennial Of CPC Celebrating Cooperation And PartnershipBy The Rising Nepal
Emperors ruled China for several thousands of years. Saints and scholars advised them. The empires held divinity in high esteem. For vast majority of Chinese people, instability and insecurity caused by natural, social or feudal phenomena or failure to safeguard the people were also a sign of preparedness of heavens to withdraw the mandate granted to an emperor to rule. As the result, the imperial dynasty was destined to change. Later heavy addition to the list was “the most devastating imp
Language Is ComplexBy The Rising Nepal
Language is a complex thing. It is hard to understand. Language is not only limited to letters, words and sentences. There are so many things hidden. Even if we may understand the meaning of words and sentences, the real meaning we may fail to fathom. Because we don't very well understand the language, we don't very well understand the people. We can't separate language and people from each other. If there are people, there is the presence of language, if not languages. Because there is so much confusion...
Education Needs Holistic ApproachBy The Rising Nepal
With the rapid increase in virtual conferences, life has become easier to communicate with the world just by staying at home. In fact, it has also become hectic by virtually participating and travelling all over the nation and the world, while staying at home. Since the first lockdown was imposed people globally have been doing their business via the net. Knowingly or unknowingly, I have become a part of this work-from-home force. I have taught a semester course on social entrepreneurship and am...
Lessen Natural DisastersBy The Rising Nepal
Monsoon season has arrived in Nepal, with it abundant rainfalls. Its starts from the onset of Ashar till the last days of Bhadra and is characterised by heavy rainfall throughout the nation. While farmers rejoice during this season, people likely to be affected by natural disasters are alarmed over its possible outcomes.
Diagnosing Nepal’s Postmodern PoliticsBy The Rising Nepal
The 1951 democratic movement ushered Nepal into an era of freedom and opening-up but it was a bumpy journey of democracy and modernisation, as Nepali politics has been unstable and turbulent since then. The country witnessed regime changes several times but they were not sustainable. Neither did the political actors live up to their promises. The frequent upheavals dented the political centres, with the centrifugal forces having their field day. Nepal’s erratic postmodern politics can be best described...
Emergence Of Coronavirus VariantsBy The Rising Nepal
Since emerging first in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the coronavirus has developed into various strains. These strains are called variants. At present, 220 countries and territories are under the clutches of COVID-19 with over 181 million infections and over 3.9 million deaths. We are in th
Looking For A JobBy The Rising Nepal
Many countries around the world suffer from shortages of doctors and other medical professionals. Not so Chile, which has seen an influx of foreign doctors for three decades – and is still busy separating out those who may practise in Chile from those who may not.
Biggest Killer After Earthquake, But NeglectedBy The Rising Nepal
We are very much touched when we hear about people killed in a plane crash. All media cover it and everybody starts talking about the measures to be taken to minimise or avoid the crash. But, many of us are not aware of the fact that lightning kills over 100 people in Nepal alone and nearly 24,000 people globally per year.
Bamboo Curtain Outlasting IronBy The Rising Nepal
Democracy defining machine, in its traditional run, is crackling. In international affairs, the very issues disparaged as figment of imagination might actually be under deep planning. This is how conspiracies are cooked behind closed doors. The route and timing of the scheme determines its actual impact. Disinformation doesn’t buy any longer. Discretion should not desert politicians, and biases should not derail fair conclusions. Politics in pure terms is an aspiration to serve society and sho
Are We Heading Towards Socialism?By The Rising Nepal
In a virtual meeting last week, a group of land rights activists and scholars tried to unpack the budget speech presented by the Minister of Finance a month ago. Central to the meeting was to assess the budget’s implications, both immediate and long-term, for the life of the landless and land poor. The meeting’s moderator asked all the speakers to keep in mind the constitutional vision of the socialism-oriented polity while commenting the budget statement. It is on that meeting that the title...
Slim Hope For TourismBy The Rising Nepal
As Nepal has seen a drop in new COVID-19 cases, the country has reopened regular international flights to limited destinations like Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Korea and Japan since June 24. It has also decided to allow domestic airlines to operate 50 per cent of their scheduled flights from July 1.