Nepal tourism board along with the Facebook page Nepalese in Photography organized a competition, asking all their followers “What is ghumphir for you?” Sujan Subedi, coordinator for Photo Nepal and a senior officer at Nepal Tourism Board, said that this was organized to honor #Ghumphir2073. 2073 has been declared the year of ‘ghumphir’ in order to promote internal tourism in the country.
“Encouraging creativity in your child doesn’t necessarily mean you will be the parent of a potential billionaire or a future class topper,” says Pranjali Singh, program coordinator at Nepal Children’s Art Museum (NCAM). But still she considers the incentives for parents to take on the task to be more than worth it.
I migrated to Australia in mid 2013 as a skilled professional. The skill assessment and the migration process was relatively quick and the visa grant coincided with the festive occasion of Diwali, which called for a double celebration that year (the lasting hangover reminded me that we had overdone it). Armed with a master’s degree in engineering and 17 years of experience, I landed at Sydney airport with controlled exuberance. A good life and a bright future beckoned. However, I had quit my permanent job as an engineering executive in Indiain pursuit of an uncertain future – in a distant country in a different hemisphere. The chill of that winter morning in early July (arriving from a sweltering Delhi) reminded me of the change and the looming thunderstorm was reflective of the turmoil inside: Will I find a job?
So how many times did you forget to feed your son? Shanti Maya* recalls one of the curious mothers at the malnutrition rehabilitation center asking her just a couple of hours after her arrival. She clearly found the question to be upsetting. Even now, Shanti insists that she genuinely believed that her boy was born to be that way, skinny and short. She never considered it to be a medical issue.
When her parents heard that she was pregnant, they did not congratulate her. She wasn’t married. It would tarnish her image, they thought, and she was told to rethink. But Bhawani Sharma*, a high ranking professional, was not ready to reconsider her decision and insisted on carrying the baby to full term.
As it is it’s difficult to take care of newborns and babies and, of late, with the growing pollution in the valley as well as the seasonal change the task is getting harder. With every other person having his/her own ideas about the best way to take care of babies, it has become all the more difficult for mothers to figure out what’s actually good for their kids. Dr Vivek Todi, consultant pediatrician and pediatrician nephrologist at Norvic International Hospital and Vayodha Hospital, sheds some light on how to take care of children aged from six months to six years.
Most of us would like to plant some greens and have a garden at home but often lack the space to do so. The Week talked to Sagar Mulmi of Bangalamukhi Nursery to find out how our gardening dreams can be made possible in small spaces and how we can grow vegetables and even some fruits right on your terrace.
Eating the right food will not only help you in your fitness journey but also lower your chances of suffering from various ailments like blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Remember, eating for good health is all about making smart choices consistently.