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Thaneshwor Chalise

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Overcome the fear

Published On: March 10, 2020 09:50 AM NPT By: Thaneshwor Chalise

On a bike ride to my room from office, I encountered a tourist bus at Tripureshwor. Some unmasked Chinese faces were peering outside. I sped up and overtook the bus. Once far from it, I released my breath. Initially, it felt strange but after a short contemplation, I discovered that I was consumed by the fear of coronavirus epidemic. My experience is an example of how coronavirus in mind is far more terrorizing and threatening than coronavirus infecting the body. The fear is even more intense in densely populated city like Kathmandu. Should we run away from people whom we suspect of being infected or should the government as well as non-government actors initiate awareness programs to fight against the debilitating effects of the virus in the public psyche?

Too many vehicles, too short road

Published On: January 19, 2020 09:14 AM NPT By: Thaneshwor Chalise

The traffic lights are out of order. They have been dead since I started walking the route. I always have to cross this section of the road to reach my workstation. It’s a long-stretched singular road with interior subways adjoining it. Making a cross always feels like an uphill battle. The traffic police are occasionally spotted at duty.

What does Biplav want?

Published On: July 28, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Thaneshwor Chalise

Biplav’s outfit has ended up becoming the subject of public hatred. His armed political activism needs an urgent shift toward social activism

Plato and politics

Published On: June 2, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Thaneshwor Chalise

In this era of hate, anger and injustice only politicians as envisaged by Plato can deliver our expectations

What have we done?

Published On: May 18, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Thaneshwor Chalise

Let’s commit to our civic duty. Let’s not ask what the government can do for you but what you can do for your government

Sensitivity for security

Published On: May 4, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Thaneshwor Chalise

The latest investigation by khabarhub.com on a group of North Korean nationals clandestinely operating illegal hacking from the busiest neighborhood in the capital city of Kathmandu shows Nepal’s homeland security could be in threat. It signifies an alarming crisis of Nepal’s security in compliance with its commitment to the international forums like the UN. It the situation persists, it won’t be long before Nepal is branded a criminal hub.