In the Nepali language, the two terms deshbhakti (patriotism) and rastrabhakti (nationalism) have been used interchangeably, but people are slowly differentiating between them. Patriotism is the love of the land: a yearning for soil's sound, sight, and smell. When we feel nostalgic for our own patch of land, music, food, dress, and tradition, we are becoming patriotic. In contrast, nationalism is devotion to the state or polity and far more ideologically driven than patriotism.
DHANGADI, March 29: The meeting today of the Province No. 7 cabinet endorsed a proposal to formulate a bill relation to the function, duties, and rights, and terms and conditions of service of the chief attorney of the Province.
KATHMANDU, Mar 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office is learned to have been working with the concept of placing vending machines for effective management of plastic waste in seven busiest areas of the town.
CZECH REPUBLIC, Sept 9: Having been tested successfully on beer-loving Czechs, the beer train is heading for the United States and China. Just imagine: You order a pint of beer, or even a cool glass of orange juice, and your drink is served by a model freight train arriving at your table.
It isn’t a surprise that yet another store in the popular lanes of Jhamsikhel is creating quite a buzz. It’s just that only this time around the thing getting attention isn’t a food oriented business or some fancy imported clothing line, it’s all uniquely Nepali. We have sensed a surge of creative and entrepreneurial spirit among various local designers, artists and craftsmen, so it’s about time somebody provided them a proper platform. The Week talks to Anouk Tamrakar, co-owner of Timro Concept Store about their initiative and the stellar start they have had so far.
KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The office of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (OMCN) is announcing a call for ideas for off-grid electrical power system, aiming to ensure electricity access to locations far from the national grid.