Children Need To Be More Active At BreaktimesBy The Rising Nepal
School breaktimes might be assumed to be the most active period in a child’s school day. The fanciful notion that when the school “bell” rings children flood the playground, running, jumping and actively playing with friends may be based on school stories and older people’s experiences.
Historic Krishna MandirBy The Rising Nepal
Sunday was the birthday of Patan’s famous Krishna Mandir. It was on that day – the 10th day of the bright lunar fortnight of the Nepali month of Falgun – 385 years ago that King Siddhi Narsingh Malla established the 21-pinnacled stone temple and sanctified it through the performance of a Kotyahuti Yagya.
Avoid Obesity For Prostate HealthBy The Rising Nepal
Advances in medicine and nutrition have dramatically increased life expectancy around the world. An important challenge that needs to be tackled by lawmakers and physicians in Nepal is popularisation of a “next level thinking” among general masses so as to avoid trends previously seen in other nascent economies - emerging markets and getting richer. They have also experienced an increase in prevalence of obesity similar to what is seen in developed countries.
Redefining Media SustainabilityBy The Rising Nepal
Nepali media landscape has undergone a sea change for more than a century. In the aftermath of the first dawn of democracy in 1951, the country also entered an era of independent journalism. In 1990, another benchmark was created for media sustainability with the proliferation of big dailies and wider diversity in the broadcasting sector. However, the debate on the issue of sustainability is yet to gain wider currency.
Picturesque PokharaBy The Rising Nepal
Cliché as it may sound, the majority of movies begin with a certain kind of scene. Our protagonist is seen running along the river while enjoying the fresh air and the panoramic view of the sun. Having watched these kinds of scenes a lot, my dramatic mind has always wished that I could live in such a place. While this is a difficult occurrence in an urban setting like Kathmandu, I was able to experience a similar incident close to the beautiful Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
Save TU From Unsolicited PoliticsBy The Rising Nepal
Tribhuvan University seems to be caught up into a kind of tangle. A spectrum of strikes, halts and forced closures keep it prorogued for a considerable period of the academic years throwing its academic calendars into an abeyance. Accordingly, TU’s major administrative and academic functions have been put on hold during these months on account of the fact that the offices of the Vice Chancellor (VC), Registrar and Rector have been padlocked. VC, Rector and Registrar have been barred from carrying...
Teachers To Bring Guns To SchoolsBy The Rising Nepal
A new law in the U.S. state of Texas forces schools to allow any and all teachers to bring guns on school grounds. The law also encourages parishioners to bring guns to church. The United States has long been known for its fanatical gun culture, and among the 50 states, Texas is one of the craziest. With the new law, some schools are going farther than just allowing teachers to bring guns; they are actively encouraging teachers to do so. Micah Lewis, superintendent of schools in Grand Saline,...
Limit Ballooning Trade DeficitBy The Rising Nepal
Recently, Nepal’s imports have increased exponentially. It is not known whether it is due to the demands for development or the need of domestic market. Present trends of slow growth of domestic production are likely to increase further. Due to the low rate of production, there is a low possibility of expanding different goods and services in near future. To meet the purpose of expanding exports and minimising imports, a good planning and efficient management is necessary.
Local Leaders Must Embrace EthicsBy The Rising Nepal
Until and unless we men do not internalise the needs for women’s rights, equality and equity will not be achieved," says Amik Sherchan, Governor of Lumbini Pradesh during an interaction with Mayors, Deputy Mayors and government officials at Lumbini on March 14, 2022. Although an extremely long and tiring speech of an hour and half, the octogenarian political leader spoke words of wisdom and engaged his listeners with his views on equality issues together with incidents of how he tackled corruption...
Shades Of ColoursBy The Rising Nepal
Very often moods are described through an array of colours. Anger is fiery red but so is passion. Yellow is cheery and uplifting. Blue is soothing and so is green. It isn’t thus surprising that hospital gowns are blue-green as the particular colour references sanguinity and good health. While purple is regal, white is pure. Black might mean several things such as obscurity, lack of colour or simply darkness.
Prospect Of Electoral AllianceBy The Rising Nepal
The nation is getting ready to take part in elections in 753 local bodies across 77 districts in one go. The May 13 (30th Baisakh, 2079 BS) local elections will be the second of its kind in the nation after the promulgation of the federal constitution in 2015. Local bodies are among the three-tier governance in the country besides provincial and federal governance. We know local elections will see the election of mayors, deputy mayors, rural municipality chairpersons, and deputy chairpersons, ward...
Towards Gender EqualityBy The Rising Nepal
Much water has flowed under the bridge since the restoration of multiparty democracy in Nepal in 1990. During these 32 years, the status of women in the country has changed a lot. At the time, women were considered subordinate to men and men would consider themselves superior to women in virtually every aspect of life, be it social, economic or political. Social norms and values were in favour of men and, what is more, even society was based on a patriarchal system. As a result, women were a vulnerable...
Putting Money In The Right HandsBy The Rising Nepal
Zambia’s government has significantly increased the amount of money it gives directly to local districts to spend on development projects. But corruption and mismanagement continue to plague the funding system, blocking the intended improvements in local services.
Wheel Of DifferencesBy The Rising Nepal
Stretching an issue might be alright but pushing things too far snaps the string. That is why they say don’t try cornering a cat, lest the resultant claw scratch proves very painful. An outlet or escape route eases tensions. Similar is the case with statements and announcements states make. Letting loose the tongue can boomerang with unexpected lashings of a bruising variety. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might be the latest in the lineup of leaders who went overboard in disapproving a...
Growing Craze For Digital VideosBy The Rising Nepal
Longer formats of videos are starting to get more discoverable for video outsourcing companies and audiences as they ease better storytelling and brand development. Of many acquaintances in our daily lifestyles, we have been able to contribute in building experiences with the use of the internet in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years. At times, the Nepal government announced lockdowns which limited the office or job-related activities only to the reach of an internet-linked...
Election FeverBy The Rising Nepal
Together with the start of this hot season, Nepal’s political atmosphere is becoming hotter steadily as the political parties are now busy preparing for the local polls slated for May 13. Since the announcement of the election date about one month ago, local-level leaders belonging to different political forces have been lobbying hard with their leadership for having a ticket. Now there is also a growing practice among some local leaders to change their parties as people alter their fabrics with...
Healthy Living Saves KidneysBy The Rising Nepal
Every year, 10th March is celebrated as the World Kidney Day. It is celebrated amid various programmes throughout the globe to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys in relation to overall health. It is aimed at reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a leading public health problem globally. The worldwide estimated prevalence of CKD is 13.4 per cent. Every year an estimated 3,000 people in Nepal with...
Why We Must Remember AfghanistanBy The Rising Nepal
When US President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union Speech on 2 March, the eyes of the world were understandably locked on Ukraine. As he waxed lyrical about foreign and domestic successes under his administration, Biden emphasised ongoing American support for the Ukrainian people, even as nearly half a million Ukrainian refugees fled fighting in their backyard. But there was another crisis that was glaringly absent from his address: the end of America’s two-decade war in Afghanistan,...
Beauty Of SpringBy The Rising Nepal
As a man in his traditional attire can easily be identified in which community he belongs to, a season can also be known by seeing the condition of a plant. If a tree is blooming, there is high probability that it must be a spring season. If you happen to walk across the Open Air Theatre in the heart of capital city, you can see a blooming peach tree at the right corner of the Old Bus Park. It has been drawing the attention of commuters and passers-by. The blooming peach tree is the proof that...