LONDON – I recently re-read and reflected on everything I have written for Project Syndicate since the start of this year. Two commentaries, in particular, stood out. In January, I suggested that without a new surge in productivity, the world would struggle to achieve the same level of economic growth in the 2020s as it did in previous decades.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a deep and lasting shock at global level; we all know that returning to “business as usual” is not an option. It is imperative that we perceive the crisis as an opportunity to rebuild—and even improve—livelihoods in a sustainable way. High on the agenda is restoring harmony to humanity’s relationship with nature, and particularly with biodiversity.
Advantage nature. This is one thing that has happened by default amid the scourge of Covid-19 pandemic. It took us to be in global lockdown to allow the natural world we have degraded so much to heal itself to some extent. And the visuals of wild animals roaming our streets, vegetation reclaiming their spaces, skies clearing up offering spectacular views of mountains have been feast for our eyes as we shield ourselves indoors. Satellites have shown Carbon Dioxide emissions dropping deep even in major polluters like China and India.
Nature and wildlife have always been a big part of Karan Giri’s life. With a father who is a naturalist and having born and brought up in Sauraha, very close to nature, it isn’t a surprise that he is a naturalist and a nature photographer today.
Mundum is an orally passed down heritage of the indigenous Kirat people which guides their rites, culture, and life in lieu of written religious texts. Khotang, Bhojpur, Solukhumbu and Okhaldhunga in Eastern Nepal are the primary domains of the mundum following Kirat people.
It’s in our nature to expect for the best to happen. Nobody wishes for bad and horrible things to happen. But, from my experience, most of the time expectations (good and positive ones) only bring about disappointments and unsatisfactory results. It’s a little tricky to convey why I think expectations are disappointing but I’ll attempt to do so through examples from my own life and experience.
Millions of years ago, when the mother earth was in a primitive era, where life struggled to exist, atmosphere boasted with its evil intentions, and rivers refused to quench the thirst; the rotation of earth led to the shifting of continents continuously.
People are rude. That’s just the way it is. But how they behave with you, I believe, is a result of what you allow and what they think they can get away with, based on your reaction when they are rude to you. You have to learn how to navigate that, how to convey (very clearly) the message that you have limits and that they can’t cross it.
There are different types of people around us. Some are hard to deal with while the rest; easy going. It depends on each individual’s nature, character, upbringing and thought process. A lot of it is the level of tolerance that a person possesses. This article goes out to the majority of people that we interact with and we ourselves can be the subject if we relate our experiences and style of living.
KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Amateur artists Dibesh Pradhan and Rakesh Chandra Shrestha, both colleagues at Nepal’s foremost college of fine arts Lalit Kala Campus, have initiated ‘Saturday Plein Air workshop’ to explore the artists in them.
There is a small world operating behind the scenes to keep the eco-system going and it goes unnoticed by the majority of us. The tiny world of insects and other organisms are the prime contributors to how wildlife and nature operate. As Jonas Salk, an American medical researcher and virologist, said “If all insects were to disappear from the earth within 50 years, all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth within 50 years, all life on earth would flourish.”
Sidingba Rural Municipality is preparing to organize the Timbu Pokhari fair to promote the tourism of the region. Timbu Pokhari is located at the lap of the Himalayas, bordering Panchthar and Taplejung. The destination also has a prospect of being ranked among the most prominent tourist destination in the country.
Since the beginning stages of life on earth, Mother Nature has fulfilled all living organisms with their needs for survival. In the meantime, to cope with their surrounding, many have transformed from their primitive form to their current structure.
The guavas were drenched and dewdrops seemed to be trembling from them. The tree was moist and the leaves were dark green. One felt threatened watching it from below. As if the tree was trying to reach out and grab the house with its finger-like branches and wicked-faced leaves.
ROLPA, May 18: School children in a Rolpa village have to attend classes in dusty rooms because there is no school building, and the authorities have not shown any interest in their plight. At the same time a grand ‘Bhajan Mandali’ building dedicated to God has been constructed right beside the school at a cost of hundreds of thousands of rupees.
Spending some time amid nature rejuvenates you and gives you a better as well as fresher perspective of the world. Nature has the ability to drive your tiredness away and give you all the positivity you need to handle the stress in your daily life. Though it might be difficult to manage time for such activity, it is nevertheless necessary to timely rejuvenate your soul and mind. The Begnas to Karaputar trail and Galkot waterfall are some potential destinations to give yourself a healthy dosage of greenery.
KATHMANDU, Feb 25: With an aim to promote nature and conservation of wildlife, and to support the conservation of protected areas of the country, Relief Fund for Wildlife Victims (RFWV) has organized an art exhibition named ‘Art for Nature’ at the premises of Nepal Cultural Corporation Jamal, Kathmandu. The exhibition that kicked off in February 16 revolves around the theme of nature and its conservation.
She is a yoga teacher who confesses being quite attached to nature. Along with promoting a healthy lifestyle she also encourages eco-friendly habits. But one thing that always bothered her while teaching yoga were the yoga mats. “They are usually made of synthetic material and the smell of rubber and chemicals is repelling,” says Prabighya Basnet, co-founder of Khali Khutta.
KATHMANDU, Dec 5: A group of artists unveiled their works of art at a painting exhibit titled ‘Nature Unwrapping’ that kicked off on December 1 at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal. The exhibition, featuring 10 participating artists and three guest artists, is the result of a workshop organized by Devina Arts Promotion.
Do you yearn for clear skies, deep blue sea, dense forest and the feel of fresh air? If your ideal vacation is more than just relaxing in the hotel café and partying in a crowded bar, then we have what just you need. To help us compile some incredible holiday destinations for nature enthusiasts, we at The Week spoke to Baikuntha Prasad Adhikari from Asian Heritage Tours and Travels in Nagpokhari, Kathmandu.
Nature is vast and has the capacity to captivate anyone with its beauty. Moreover, the combination of nature and culture could definitely help boost the local economy if they are properly conserved and promoted. Mentioned below are some places that have the potential to establish tourism as an industry in the local level while also paving a way for economic prosperity.
Every time when a new leaf blooms, an old leaf dries. Everything that has life will eventually die.
When there's a winner, there is always a loser. There are those that lost everything: hope, belief and respect. And there are those who achieved everything. When someone believes in love, there are also people who believe in hate.
KATHMANDU, July 7: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has stressed on planned development for the management of the budget, calling for prioritizing the management of human and nature also in the budget.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Wildlife Conservation Nepal’s eighth National Nature and Wildlife Photography Exhibition, 2016, supported by Nepal Bangladesh Bank concluded on Wednesday at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Basantapur.
Cradled in the laps of the Himalayas, Myagdi district in Dhaulagiri zone is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. The glorious mountain ranges that run through its landscape, significant bio-diversity, and a rich history make Myagdi an appealing place to visit any time of the year. The district headquarters of Myagdi, Beni Bazaar, is a historical market that has a lot of prospect and potential to be a focus for tourism. Before the unification of Nepal, Beni was the trading hub of Tibet and India. Located at the meeting point of the river Myagdi and Kali Gandaki, Beni Bazaar is incomparable for its cultural variety and economic enrichment.