As Bihar becomes the fifth state in India after Kerala, Manipur, Nagaland and Gujarat to implement total prohibition on drinking, there is a daily hide and seek being played out in the bordering districts between those used to drinking and authorities who are up to the task to ensure that they don’t.
On February 1, 2015, a post appeared on Facebook. The post was by a Newar student who had lost his mother tongue after he joined his English Medium School. About 15 years later the student gives some suggestions to his school on how to promote ethnic languages. He admits that if his school had only allocated time and place he would not have lost it. He would have assembled a group of students and teachers and conversed in his mother tongue at least for 30 minutes or he would have even conducted some cultural programs. By doing so, he would not have lost it as he had.
We’ve been brought up hearing and reading that this country is filled with natural beauty, from the plains of the Terai to the highest mountain of the world. No matter what part of the country we live in, there is an agreement on the fact that Nepal is beautiful.
Tupac Amaru Shakur, who ruled the 90’s West Coast rap game had once said, “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” This might sound surprising though as Tupac had nicknamed himself Makaveli after the Italian war strategist, Niccolo Machiavelli, who was famous for his works on ruthless realism.
It is always nice to come across people who take the next step in their life after being in love for a while. They love the moment when they tie the knot and nothing could be more special to them. These are the lucky ones as they enjoy an amazing moment each day of them being together. But, perfection is an understatement. I have met a lot of people who complain that something is missing in their life. At times it is the incompatibility with people in their family. Or maybe it could be the thought of taking the other person for granted.