No state for migrant workers
It is being said that the Guardian, one of the world’s prestigious newspapers, reported this story just because the westerners had interests in world cup 2022. They might have their interests but it is absurd to downplay the story just because they had some other interests. And it was not a fake story. We know all those cases reported in the Guardian have been reported time and again in Nepali media. We have seen our brothers and sisters dying in these countries.
Ishwar Rauniyar -
Is she characterless?
When we talk about divorce, we generally think of middle-aged man and woman fighting for custody of their kids. I am not talking about such cases here but of girls who are married in mid-20s and get divorced within a short period of marriage, who have no kids but a long life and loneliness ahead. Getting divorced, for them, is not just leaving the partner but doing away with the hope of being happy for ever.
Banita Khanal -
To our Politicians, with love
After this incident, we were all forced to leave our hometown the threat of death and bombs began to pour in. Nearly a decade later, while the culprits walk free, we live our life in constant fear and remorse. Make no mistake we are still looking for answers. And this is just one story of the thousands of extra-judicial killings and disappearances which took place during the conflict years by both sides.
Sandip Gurung -
Hats off to every girl!
Nowadays, women do a job, and earn for themselves and even for the family. But when a woman gets promotion, she is accused of getting it by seducing the boss. Instead of praising her capabilities, people question her character. I feel it is pitiful; we are members of this society. We are not sure how to break these gender stereotypes.
Seema Adhikari -
India polls not a cakewalk for Narendra Modi
The big day is finally here: the biggest democratic exercise in the world has already begun with the first round of voting for the Indian general elections on April 7.
Jiwan Kshetri -
Need for rural development
We should prioritize rural tourism by developing certain places and preserving artifacts, temples and old structures. This may bring jobs to the rural youths and minimize the migration flows from villages to cities or foreign countries. It will also minimize the migration flows to Terai reducing pressure in the region that is considered the bread basket of the country.
Kamal Khanal -
Where is your priority, home minister?
All seven posts of Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Nepal police have remained vacant for the last three months. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam is either not aware of it or has preferred to ignore it. He must be waiting for the competing police officials to visit him with a briefcase full of cash.
Rabiraj Thapa -
Three Harvard library books in human flesh
There's something undeniably creepy about big, expansive libraries. The hushed whispers, the almost artificial quiet, and the smell of dusty tomes combine to create a surreal experience. But when it comes to creepy libraries, Harvard University might take the cake... you see, at least two of its books are bound in human skin.
Greg Newkirk -
Himalayan glacier error was 'really serious'
Amidst the doomsday scenario presented by the United Nations panel on climate change, there is one silver lining. The glaciers in the Himalayas are not disappearing for at least a couple of centuries. The billion plus people who inhabit the fertile flood plains of the Ganga, Indus and Brahmaputra can breathe easy that the rivers which nurture them are not drying up anytime soon.
Pallava Bagla -
Think of our Time and Interest
School time is amazing. Besides attending regular classes, it is one of the places where we build foundation to accommodate, assimilate and concretize our aim, build strong relationship with the friends, teachers and others, and shape our passion with confidence. So, selection of an appropriate school at primary level plays a vital role in producing good result against investment of time and money. If not, the whole school time becomes terrible, and results worsen.
Ira Sharma -
The choice is yours!
Who are leaders? People who make things happen.
Our teenage years define individuality and interests but are spent almost entirely in school. That needs to change. Teenagers need to be encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and face reality. Once they do, they will see the need for change and try to make things happen.
Failure is Inevitable. There will be hardships.
But then, is it not better to fail early on than to remain a bhē̃ḍā all life long?
- Ish Aana -
Awareness or agitation
And there is one upper crust of the society that increasingly appears to be crediting to the Maoist party that the heightened social, political and cultural awareness in the Nepali communities is the result of a decade-long internal conflict waged by the Maoists. What a credit theft!
AMRIT BHANDARI -
“Holding onto the following three, we will be on a winning spree”
At the moment, it looks like Nepali cricket is on a high. But, like Paras Khadka said, it is also important to remember that this is just the start. If we are to prevail at the top level, a lot has still to be done. I recently read a few news articles about the different plans that the government of Nepal has announced on developing cricket at the grassroots.
Madhav Neupane -
Writing gives birth to the world we live in
Scottish Rhetorician Hugh Blair writes: “What we call human reason, is not the effort or ability of one, so much as it is the result of the reason of many, arising from lights mutually communicated, in consequence of discourse and writing.” The democratic light will shine only when all citizens can write. Writing, after all, is constitutive.
Bhushan Aryal -
Advertisers: start supporting and stop self-gratification
Kantipur is going to donate Rs 1 million to the Nepali Cricket Team. Samsung is donating Rs 100,000. A CA member is donating his month's salary to Mukhiya. The congratulations are flooding the dailies. The newspapers must be making a lot of money because of the sale in these advertisements.
Kumar Ale -
Victims should raise their voice and face the offenders with confidence instead of feeling helpless or waiting for others to speak for them. Holi is not only for fun; it's also part of our culture. So, people should not violate the sanctity of this festival.
Shristi Kafle -
Suicide from a seven-storey building
The boy's suicide is not the first of such cases; he's just an addition to the list of numerous students increasingly resorting to such desperate acts these days. Who is to blame? Individuals, parents, society or the ongoing political mess? Seriously, I don't understand what is wrong with teenagers these days. Although I am a teenager, I am not blinded by my own ambition and I am not going to kill myself.
SEEMA ADHIKARI -
Obstetric fistula: Scourge for new mothers
Mangali Maya Manandhar was 16 years old when her world turned upside down. Married off at the age of 15, she went into labor one year later. But something was not right. Her baby did not survive because it was obstructed inside the birth canal for a long time. There was no skilled birth attendant to help her.
Abha Dhital -
Five nostalgic moments in Kathmandu's theaters
Here I revisit five such plays from three different theaters in Kathmandu. Two of the plays from abroad were the part of the 2012 version of Kathmandu International Theater festival performed at Mandala Theater. The other three are from the Nepali artists from three different theater groups.
Jiwan Kshetri -