Every great disaster wrecks humanity to its core but it also makes us aware of our mortality, lays bare our arrogance, prejudice, pride, fear of death and the desire to stand supreme despite the predictable vulnerabilities. This is what has happened since the illness that broke out in early January that has now become the global pandemic.
I have a pollen allergy. Even a slight exposure to it greatly agitates multiple organs of my body and often causes debilitating headaches and intermittent fevers. Every spring, I still venture out to nature walk like a warrior donning facemasks and respirators to take on the pollen head-on. For I love to devour spring smell and glory notwithstanding my physique’s loathing of its byproduct (pollen), which is a given and plentiful in the suburbs of American south.
Entire humanity is battling with the greatest challenge unleashed by Covid-19 pandemic. Death toll has crossed 18,000 and infection rate more than 3, 0000. Fortunately, Nepal has not had any fatality so far and only two persons have been tested positive. But fear and panic has gripped us all, badly. But some are making this an occasion to make money. Erosion of professional ethics in multitude of occupations is becoming visible.
There are hardships in everybody’s life. However, there are those who are struggling for basic needs such as clothing and more. Nevertheless, since July 22 this year, an active group of youngsters, all students studying at a different level, from SEE to Master’s, took initiation for helping the ones in need.
As a kid, if anyone asked me what I wanted to become, my answer varied every year, or should I say each quarter. As I grew, I did not have a concrete answer, but I knew I liked basketball as a sport and accounts as a subject. In no time, I started pursuing Chartered Accountancy. I completed the course with a lot of determination and perseverance while working at an audit firm. I realized this was not my calling and I was still trying to figure out what was. I transitioned my field from Accounting to Advertising, which was a huge step, and I never looked back and regretted any of my decisions.
Dear Kathmandu, people’s perceptions toward you have been gradually changing with the changes in the political system of Nepal. The capital of Nepal only is not enough to describe your greatness. People attempt to define your existence according to their experience on your lap. The loud voices of happiness and anguish, content and discontent, respect and hatred, inspiration and frustration these days are not uncommon in Kathmandu. And, yes, you’re being both blessed and cursed for everything.
Blood and blood products are unique and precious resources because they cannot be manufactured and are obtainable only from individuals who donate blood. There is a high importance of ‘World Blood Donor Day’ (14th June), when nations make even more dedicated efforts to create awareness about the importance of voluntary blood donation.
One day, I was coming back home with my friends after having a good time playing in play station. We were three friends coming back and then we saw something which I didn’t effect anyone but I was stunned.
Humanity and power have an inverse relationship. If that sounds like too strong an opinion, let us see two related examples. First, the Armed Police Force’s vehicle escorting Lokendra Bahadur Chand brushed a scooter riding female in the street. The police vehicle did not stop to check if the scooter rider was alright.
What lies there in the womb of future? It’s a question we all might have been asking ourselves. It’s a question that humanity has been seeking answers since millennia. Many have predicted it, may it be right or wrong. But do we dare to create it?
EUROPE, June 28: Lafarge is a French industrial company specializing in three major products: cement, construction aggregates, and concrete. The court is probing a case involving the Lafarge's Jalabiya plant, which operated in northern Syria between 2013 and 2014 when the territory was controlled by the Daesh* terrorist group.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a ceasefire resolution for Syria on Saturday, but the bombing of the Eastern Ghouta suburb near Damascus continued, with at least 24 more deaths after the resolution was passed.
Amrit, see those stars. What do you think of them? Are they the one having control over us? Do we behave the way we do due to some messiah out there? These were some of the questions that we discussed every evening as we passed through the stinking yet beautiful Bagmati River. I remember how those walks to Pasupathinath shaped us become a different man strengthening our whimsical and philosophical interpretation of life. We talked of Dickens, Dawkins, Goethe, Plato, Socrates, Hitchens and what not in our journey.
Today I felt so hungry that I went to the kitchen myself. All of a sudden I started wanting to eat junk food. I know, I know it’s not good for health but eating it once in a blue moon is just fine. As none was home today I couldn’t tell my sister to sneak out of the house and bring me something to eat.
YANGON, Sept 26: Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, and it called for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.
The filmmakers of ‘Whose Streets?’ chronicling the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri after the 2014 police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown said the documentary attempts to show the humanity behind a community in crisis.
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, Jan 16: Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top.
KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The government has been preparing to amend the Commission on Investigation of Enforced Disappearance (CIEDP) and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act, removing crimes against humanity from the heinous crimes category.
KATHMANDU, June 20: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa, has informed the Monday's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament that 14 Nepalis have lost their lives in a terrorist attack at Kabul, Afghanistan, this morning.