Tapping Hydropower PotentialBy The Rising Nepal
Energy plays a significant role in our life, and it has perhaps the maximum impact on activities, such as agriculture transport and other services. It contributes the most to increase output as an input. Differences in per capita energy consumption among countries have been found to be even greater than differences in per capita GNP. The developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin Africa, where 71 per cent of the global population resides, consume only about half as much commercial energy annually...
No Education, No Aid!By The Rising Nepal
The Taliban rule has sought to bring about structural changes in the contemporary Afghan society. A strict abider of the Sharia law, the rule has left marginalised communities, especially girls and women, in the lurch. The latest concern is about the deprivation of girls from their right to education.
Tackling Electoral OffencesBy The Rising Nepal
The upcoming local elections, it seems, is going to be the mother of all electoral battles for the political parties in Nepal. For some political parties, its outcome will decide not only their political currency and destiny but also offer enough indications whether they could weather existential challenges of the days to come in order to exist, sustain and last as a viable political organisation. The communist parties like the CPN- Maoist Centre and NCP-Unified Socialist are all under heavy political...
Monkeys And MonksBy The Rising Nepal
To see a microcosm of monkeys’ and babas’ lives, you probably have to make a visit to Pashupati at least once. Monkeys of Pashupati seem to be looking for food or something all the time. As I got off my bus at Tilganga and headed towards the gate, there was a monkey enjoying corn at the entrance. He must have been successful in snatching it away from somebody's hand. It seems that some monkeys don't much like being photographed, especially from close proximity. One monkey got very angry and tried...
Making Deserted Villages AliveBy The Rising Nepal
In “The Deserted Village” (1770), Oliver Goldsmith expressed his worries about the rural depopulation in England due to people’s flight to America in pursuit of much wealth. Numerous people left their villages to find abundant resources in the other lands. The English village was deserted, the remaining people were dismayed, the poet lamented for the lonely life in the deserted village. This was the condition of the native village of a European country that held its sway, expanding its empire...
Discourage Muscle, Mafia & Money In PollsBy The Rising Nepal
As the inter- and intra-party competition to get tickets to contest in the two houses of the Federal Parliament is ongoing, it is important for all to be alert to make sure the right candidates get the seats. In South Asian Countries like Nepal, getting political party tickets to contest in the parliamentary elections have always been a game of power struggle. The political bickering within the coalition government in selecting the candidate
Season Of RenewalBy The Rising Nepal
With a renewal of optimism, winter has given way to spring. As the coronavirus pandemic is waning in Nepal, people are gearing towards a safer and secure future. Eager travellers have been going sightseeing and tourism is witnessing a renewed boost. After two whole years of battle with the pandemic, this spring has become a beacon of hope. In the Northern hemisphere, the grip of the cold has come to an end as spring brings forth greenery, abundance and joy.
Wang’s Visit Deepens Friendly TiesBy The Rising Nepal
The recent Kathmandu sojourn of Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi brings to fore the inedible fact: The Chinese government retains the smaller Himalayan neighbour in her stronger reckoning. The three-day stopover saw the Chinese Minister interacting with our President, the Prime Minister, ministers, the chairpersons of CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre while the visiting high-level delegation signed a 9-point deal with the host nation.
Focus On Wildlife ConservationBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is rich in biodiversity. There are many species of flora and fauna in the country. This is because there is geographical diversity suitable for various species of biota. Besides such geodiversity, there are suitable eco-climatic conditions in the country. Nature conservation is of paramount importance in maintaining natural harmony for the survival of life forms – plants and animals. And wildlife conservation is part of nature conservation. Nepal has put in efforts in this direction for years...
Casting A Wide NetBy The Rising Nepal
It’s not often that a mining company dives into the fishing business. But in the mining region of Zambia’s North-Western Province, Kalumbila Minerals Ltd (KML) has done exactly that. The company recently put a large quantity of fish in two dams that it had built to facilitate its mining operations.
Winds Of UncertaintiesBy The Rising Nepal
It has been at least a decade since American academic journals and other studies began publishing indicators of “democracy dying”, “democracy declining” and such other phrases that all is not well on the ideological front. How serious is the issue really? All lofty principles are tested in their practice. Action speaks for the principle it claims to uphold. The rest is cast as rhetoric yet to be translated into deeds. Hence discrepancies raise doubts and unsettling questions. Those at dominant...
Novel Ways Of AdvertisingBy The Rising Nepal
In January 2020, Nepal Rastra Bank issued directives saying advertising on social networking sites and internet in general is illegal and anyone found doing this will be booked by law. The central bank termed the sending payment abroad and receiving it from overseas as illegal. However, NRB had to find a solution to this issue because online advertising, especially on Facebook and Google, was becoming necessary for online entrepreneurs. Therefore, the regulatory body allowed commercial banks to...
Utilising NRNs’ ExpertiseBy The Rising Nepal
When the idea of forming the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) as a common forum of Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) had materialised about 18 years back, it had brought a lot of cheerfulness and hope among NRNs as well as Nepalis. The founders of this association had envisaged bringing the Nepali diaspora together and utilising their knowledge, skills and resources for contributing to the socio-economic development of Nepal.
Left Unity Proposal: A Fanciful MoveBy The Rising Nepal
Nepali communists enjoy huge support base among the public, but they have been unable to capitalise on it for socialist reconstruction that they have been advocating for decades. The communist leaders are the ones who are never tired of talking about unity and co-work but they are also the ones who are mostly engaged in mutual bickering and mud-slinging, resulting in the vertical splits of their parties. Ideological deviation, personal ego and factional infighting remain key factors behind the intra-party...
Sleep Well For Healthier LifeBy The Rising Nepal
On 15 March, the World Sleep Day 2022 was observed with a theme “Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, and Happy World”. Sleep is essential for good health; therefore, enough quality sleep is vital for helping a person maintain optimal health and well-being. Sleep allows both the body and the mind to recharge, leaving us refreshed and alert when we wake up. Sleep is as vital as other daily needs such as food and water. Reasons
Dhulikhel's AppealBy The Rising Nepal
Potentials of a place can be compared with that of a person. It is because every person has some sort of talent. If a person knows his expertise in time and hones it, then he may not only lead his/her life comfortably but also contribute to his society and ultimately to the nation.
Building Civic Capacity Of PeopleBy The Rising Nepal
Democracy rests on building civic capacities-- cognitive, practical and participatory-- of people so that they believe that their behaviour affects the course of governance. The nation-wide election for local self-governance slated for May 13 in Nepal is the right time to build their capacity for correct reasoning, choice and activities especially because many political parties in the fray seek to pull them in various directions and offer scintillating promises, even something unjust, as a vote-catching...
Sweeteners May Be Linked To Cancer RiskBy The Rising Nepal
Sweeteners have long been suggested to be bad for our health. Studies have linked consuming too many sweeteners with conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But links with cancer have been less certain.
Readability ResearchBy Aashish Mishra
Print media is not dead, at least not yet. A significant chunk of our population still gets their news and analysis from newspapers and magazines. People may learn about an event from various sources but it’s not news until it gets published in the paper. So, let us not write off the place of print from Nepali society.