Social Discipline In Time Of TransitionBy The Rising Nepal
Social discipline is the hallmark of the idea of progress and civic culture. It enables organised, orderly and predictable social behaviour of people and a fully aware cultivated way of life. It also helps fulfill each other’s needs, rights, expectations and duties while equally encouraging decency, civility, civic order, welfare and social peace in society. Social discipline is the artefact of continuous political socialisation of people by family, cultural industries and the state’s educational...
Why Some People Feel Sick In Cars Or TrainsBy The Rising Nepal
If you’re someone who suffers from motion sickness, travelling in many types of vehicles can be difficult thanks to a host of symptoms like dizziness, light-headedness, nausea and even vomiting. But it’s not completely clear why some people can read and play games on their phone during a long drive while others spend the journey desperately trying not to be sick. Nor is it clear why some people only experience motion sickness in certain types of vehicles and not others. But there are two theories...
Voting During PandemicBy Aashish Mishra
Nepal is going to the polls on May 13 this year to elect its local governments. A glorious practice in institutionalising the federal system of governance adopted by the Nepali state, these elections are crucial in ensuring and promoting grassroots democracy in the country. But, unfortunately, this celebration of civil rights and liberties is going to be held under the repulsive shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Play Fair On Digital PlatformBy The Rising Nepal
A noted litterateur Taranath Sharma passed away recently. Many of us might have read his acclaimed essays, including 'Ghanaghasyako Ukalo Katda' and 'Baktaharuko Kuno' (Speakers' Corner). Baktaharuko Kuno, as the late writer explained, was a public sphere/space in the UK where people were free to express their ire, frustration, protest, solidarity and panegyric on any issue or system. Their admiration and protest could be targeted against system, society or leaders. What mattered most was the unfettered...
Taming The Security DilemmaBy The Rising Nepal
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – a flagrant violation of international law that has resulted in a humanitarian disaster – has nailed shut the coffin of the post-1989 “liberal” international order. The liberal dispensation was already on its deathbed, having been mortally wounded by the geopolitical conflict between China and the United States and the backlash against hyper-globalisation. Any hopes for its resuscitation have now been dealt a final, decisive blow.
Freewheeling YouTubersBy The Rising Nepal
In the past few weeks, Nepali actor Paul Shah and the controversy he has gotten into has become the talk of the town. Two cases have been filed against Shah, claiming him of committing rape. With the police busy investigating the case, we are in no position to judge or say anything for and against both sides. However, Nepali media – especially YouTube--, which is known for its nosy nature, has gone way ahead to act as a forum of mini-lawyers and mini court. And this kind of action has its own set...
Voters Must Reject The CorruptBy The Rising Nepal
The performance of local government institutions is under public scrutiny these days. It is because of the fact that these local democratic institutions are nearing completion of their five-year term and scheduled to brace for polls during the upcoming months. Many of the promises and pledges that the elected officials had committed to their voters during the last local elections are being scrutinised and assessed to what extent these have been fulfilled or achieved. The widely read and followed...
Fulfilling Corporate Social ResponsibilityBy The Rising Nepal
Are all the corporates caring for the needy, helping the society and acting responsibly? Not much Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seems to have been carried out in Nepal. However, as in other countries, Nepali corporates have contributed in social development. Nepal Bank Limited provided Rs. 5 million in assistance to Rastriya Primary School based in Bara district.
Restore The Spirit Of TogethernessBy The Rising Nepal
The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games has concluded with utmost grandeur. The magnificent closing ceremony, along with the spectacular games' extravaganza, left its mark not just in the hearts of the athletes, the supporting staff, and local residents, but also the international audiences and sports enthusiasts.
War Returns To EuropeBy The Rising Nepal
After the collapse of Soviet Union, Samuel P Huntington came with the thesis that the future wars will not be between countries but between cultures or civilisations. In his book ‘The Clash of Civilization and The Remaking of World Order,’ Huntington basically points out some key civilisations -- Western civilisation, Orthodox civilisation, Chinese civilisation, Japanese civilisation, Hindu civilisation, Islamic civilisation, African civilisation and Latin American civilisation -- around which...
International Women’s Day End Gender InequalitiesBy The Rising Nepal
The world has been celebrating March 8 as the International Women’s Day (IWD for the last 110 years in order to raise voice against gender-based inequalities all over the world. It is a painful matter that even today women have to demand for rights as gender discrimination and bias are rampant. It is a shame that women’s rights and rights of the transgender and sexual minority communities still need to be raised separately. The human rights movement has missed the boat somewhere. The movement...
Improved Women’s StatusBy The Rising Nepal
In Hindu religion, the female deities are given a special place. They are respected as a source of wealth, affluence, education and luck. Hindu religion is thus unique in that Goddesses are worshipped reverentially. However, despite the veneration of female power through religious points of view, female status is quite diminutive in societies such as Nepal.
Nepali Congress Emerges StrongerBy TRN Online
Owing to the perseverance and efficient leadership of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, the sovereign parliament ratified the much-hyped MCC Nepal Compact that had earlier polarised public opinion. PM Deuba, however, could not have taken the much-vilified US grant agreement to its logical conclusion, had his party, the Nepali Congress (NC), not thrown its full weight behind him. NC leaders and lawmakers, who had an opposing view on the compact's approval during preceding months and years, rallied...
MCC And Interpretative DeclarationBy TRN Online
The MCC compact was endorsed by Parliament on 27 February 2022 after passing through one stumbling-block after the other. As the deadline of February 28 was approaching, there was no consensus even among the coalition partners, let alone among the major political partners, and there were cries of protest all along. At long last, the ruling coalition agreed to get the MCC compact ratified by Parliam
Clay Kills Microbes!By TRN Online
Doctors are increasingly discovering that antibiotics are not killing the infections they hoped for. But a team of American geologists believes the solution may be right under their feet - it's clay. Many of the bacteria that make us sick are becoming resistant to antibiotics. The genes of microbes have changed over several generations. And some of these changes have made microbes immune to the drugs designed to kill them.
Gender: Beneath The SurfaceBy The Rising Nepal
Typically, the British Guardian news outlet reported with a headline in January 2021: “Kamala Harris sworn in as first female vice-president,” which meant that of the United States. In the Philippines, Joseph Estrada’s Vice-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo not only completed Estrada’s remaining term in office after having to quit office on grounds of misuse of office but she secured a full six-year innings entirely on her own to become the archipelago’s longest executive head of state....
Ukraine’s Refugees: Hospitality RequiredBy The Rising Nepal
The horrendous attack on Ukraine by Russian forces will without doubt issue in a major humanitarian crisis. On top of a large group of internally displaced people in need of assistance will be those who seek protection in the European Union. Many Ukrainians already have family and other relationships in the EU, to where they can travel legally and visa-free since 2017. Ukrainians fleeing the hostilities are already arriving in neighbouring countries, including Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary...
Tourism Set To ReviveBy The Rising Nepal
There are strong indications that global tourism may rebound with a gradual drop in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in most parts of the world. Many countries around the globe have removed COVID-related restrictions, which has led to a rise in the mobility of international travellers. Nepal has also followed suit. The Kathmandu Valley has fully been free from such curbs since Saturday (March 5) when the country reported just 91 fresh coronavirus cases with zero casualties.
Assists Alliance To Ride The StormBy Ritu Raj Subedi
The five-party coalition government has ridden out the storm after the House of Representatives (HoR) endorsed $500 million US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant with the 12-point interpretative declaration. The dispute over the MCC Nepal Compact has threatened to end the unity of the alliance’s partners but the adoption of resolution proved to be a win-win situation for them. It created a middle path, enabling them to avoid the imminent political crisis and accept the MCC grant although...
Problem Of Abdominal ObesityBy The Rising Nepal
Having excess weight or general obesity is a cause of concern for its link to various illnesses so does the excess fat in the abdominal area or abdominal obesity. Because too much fat in the midsection may put us at greater risk for certain medical conditions than excess fat in our thighs or buttocks. Abdominal obesity is a condition when excess fat is present in the abdominal area. The abdomen is the part of the body between the chest and pelvis. Abdominal obesity is known as belly fat, central...