Beauty Of NumbersBy The Rising Nepal
I adore mathematics, more precisely numbers. I don’t need cups of coffee to keep my body and mind going till late into the night. Give me a tough problem and you won’t find me close my eyes before it is completely conquered. So why numbers, like a romantic lover, keep me active at a time I should easily succumb to my bodily needs? What is it about these mathematical entities that I, like all the lovers of mathematics, find so fascinating?
Litmus Test Of JudiciaryBy Ritu Raj Subedi
Contrary to the general expectation, the young democratic republic has run into roadblocks following the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) twice. It was the first elected body after the country entered the federal system. The people had given their huge mandate to an alliance of erstwhile CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre, with a hope that it will deliver stability, good governance and prosperity to the nation as promised in their polls manifesto. But the unfortunate disbanding of Nepal...
Impact Of Floods On Human HealthBy The Rising Nepal
Floods are the most common natural disaster affecting millions of people worldwide every year. Nepal, owing to her topography, is one of the countries prone to natural disasters such as floods and landslides. The torrential rains that caused massive floods in many parts of the country recently have caused enormous damage. But the rainy season has just started. It means that the country is likely to face more floods and landslides during this monsoon. Floods cause huge losses to lives, properties,...
Ethics Counts In PoliticsBy The Rising Nepal
Some people in Nepal still believe that moral principles do not count much in politics. What they think is that politics is a mere game of tactics. So they seem to be putting morality and wickedness in the same basket. If we look back to the past, there happened a dispute over the Mahakali Treaty. The leftist parties claimed that the Mahakali treaty was done in secret while the Nepali Congress said that it was mere a compromise. The communist forces took to streets. Later on, there was a revelation...
Essence Of Native Civil SocietyBy The Rising Nepal
The telos defines civil society and its functions. The animating values of classical civil society are freedom, justice, solidarity and peace which are also championed by the moderns. The wisdom of ancients espoused the liberating values to ease a transition from the state of nature to civil society. Character building of citizens and leaders through Vedic cultivation of life in a duplex world-internal and external, sought to keep integrated view of existence in balance, surpass inhuman
Enhancing Public Trust In JudiciaryBy The Rising Nepal
The dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) for the second time on May 22 has triggered thought-provoking debates among legal experts, political parties and common people. Altogether 19 petitions have been filed against this move. The Supreme Court is conducting the hearing on it.
The Bhairavs Of KathmanduBy Aashish Mishra
A majority of Nepalis are Hindus. Perhaps this is why foreigners and even some Nepalis put us in the same category as Indians. But this is unfair because while we do share a lot of religious similarities, we also have a few distinctions that are unique to Nepali Hinduism. For example, the concept of Kumar, Ganesh, Bhairav and Kumari as living gods does not exist anywhere outside Nepal. Another example is Bhimsen, who, in India, is first and foremost remembered as one of the Pandavs while in Nepal,...
Transitional Jitters?By The Rising Nepal
If President Joe Biden’s main goal of his first overseas trip was to reassure his country’s allies and partners, especially those in Europe, of continued American support, he appears to have achieved that. Europeans needed such an assurance after four years of the Trump administration which created lurking uncertainties due to distortions in the established American foreign policy. Biden offered to go for a course correction to make US security commitments to the 30-strong North Atlantic Treaty...
Pandemic’s Impact on Global Supply ChainBy The Rising Nepal
There is no denying that pandemic has left its adverse impact creating extraordinary upheaval in the global economy. With pandemic fallout under consideration, policy makers are prompted to review Just-In-Time manufacturing approach pioneered decades ago to curtail production costs and maximise profits by the companies.
End Sexual ViolenceBy The Rising Nepal
It is always quite shocking to see and hear of how much girls and women suffer because of their gender. From domestic and sexual violence to extreme gender stereotyping, our society has continued to portray female as an inferior gender. This might be a reason why new incidents are emerging with men being the sole perpetrators.
COVID cases are going down but we need more vaccines: Prime MinisterBy The Rising Nepal
First, it's a pleasure to have you on the show. Well, at this time we see a decline in the number of Covid cases in the country, that is a good sign. Do you think the worse is over? The highly infectious and more lethal second wave of the pandemic started to hit us from late March this year, and the infection rates and the death rates were also acutely increasing. Because of this, we felt shortage of infrastructure, hospital beds, medical equipment and other facilities. It was like a serious...
Five Former PMs’ Futile FussBy Gopal Khanal
In a rarely demonstrated act in a parliamentary democracy, Nepal's five former Prime Ministers, irrespective of their ideological affinities, on June 12 issued a joint statement with a thrust that the incumbent government, led by KP Sharma Oli, should be isolated nationally. For this, they have sought the support of neighbouring countries and international community. This is the first statement of its kind, which has appeared as the continuation of their alliance against PM Oli, not for the wellbeing...
Party Democratisation Should Top The AgendaBy The Rising Nepal
The current political mess in Nepal is attributed to the lack of democratic credibility, orientation and socialisation among political leaders and key functionaries. A survey study findings made public last month indicated that the citizen trust in the institution of political leadership and parties has declined significantly though a larger percentage of people have accorded high ratings to the performance of the elected local government leaders especially ward chairpersons and members for their...
Technological Progress IndispensableBy The Rising Nepal
The industrial revolution, particularly the invention of technology, is an indispensable part of human life. Of mankind’s multifarious creations, technology takes pride of place. Compared to the latest innovation in computer technology, all other inventions pale in significance, since everything we have achieved depends on ground-breaking technology.
Japan Stands With Nepal Against PandemicBy The Rising Nepal
On June 2, 2021, Japan co-hosted the COVAX AMC Summit with Gavi to procure funds to provide vaccines for developing countries. Taking this opportunity, let me sum up Japan’s assistance for the world and Nepal in the fight against this formidable infectious disease.
Promote Financial Literacy For SustenanceBy The Rising Nepal
“Money is one form of power, but what is more powerful is financial education. Money comes and goes, but if you have the financial literacy/education about how money works, you gain power over it and can begin building wealth”. (Kiyosaki and Sharon, 1995 as cited by Macha 2009)
Avoid Biased LabelsBy The Rising Nepal
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to designate coronavirus variants with Greek alphabet names in order to stop the associated discrimination and stigma. Prior to this decision, there had been outrages over the labelling of variants of concern according to their country of first discovery. The WHO's historic decision is gearing to have a significant influence on curbing the prevalent virus stigma. Ever since the former US president Donald Trump called coronavirus a "China virus", there...
Upheavals In Provinces UML Bickering Boon For OppositionBy The Rising Nepal
With the spat in the ruling party showing no sign of ebbing, the CPN-UML-led governments in provinces have taken a blow. Its internal bickering has led to unexpected upheavals in all provincial governments, causing harm in its image and interests. The opposition parties, in the meantime, have turned the differences in the UML into an opportunity to make their presence in the provincial governments, which appeared absolutely unthinkable a few weeks ago. It undoubtedly is a major setback to the ruling...
Preserving The Heritage SitesBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal boasts four World Heritage Sites - the Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini, Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park. Although it is often mentioned that there are ten World Heritage Sites, including seven in the Valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square), the fact is that the whole Kathmandu Valley is listed as a single World Heritage Site. The seven heritage sites of...
Hunger & Scarcity Hit Badi CommunityBy The Rising Nepal
The world is now plagued by COVID-19. Nepal is also very much affected by this pandemic. The situation is likely to worsen further. Daily wage earners are now in a more difficult condition than others. If this situation continues, they may starve to death.