Agonies of adulthood

September 20, 2019 10:09 am

We all want to grow up and then we do. It’s not a really great feeling, is it, if you think about it? Suddenly everything that was once taken care of for you, you have to do by yourself. It sometimes feels like you are all you have. Growing up and ‘becoming an adult’ can be so disturbing, though we often don’t realize it till there’s nothing we can do about it.

GORKHA, July 7: On Friday, Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality became the third local unit of Gorkha to publicize its policies and programs. So as to impress the locals, the rural municipality has announced some really interesting programs for the upcoming fiscal year.

CHITWAN, May 10: Defying the age-old Hindu tradition which allows only sons to cremate their parents, a daughter in Baharatpur Metropolitan City has lit the funeral pyre of her father.

Where do you draw the line?

April 5, 2019 08:09 am

No one likes a nag and no one like being a nag. But where children come into the picture, concern, mostly a lot of it, inevitably turns parents into a nag. There’s no guide to parenting. Everyone does what they believe is best for their child. And it’s no simple feat; that much is true. It’s perhaps the trickiest of skills there is, one that really can’t ever be mastered.

WASHINGTON D.C, March 28: Parents who have five or more children may face a higher risk of heart disease than those who have only one or two, a recent study suggests.

ROLPA, Feb 20: After more children started falling ill, parents have deployed shamans at their school since the past two months.

Nepali parents are the all-know experts when it comes to preaching their children with annoying conversation. And asking them for gears is like enrolling yourself in an unending debate. Some of the common Nepali fashion chats are talked below:

Taking care of our parents

January 13, 2019 02:30 am

As we age, we need more care and support. People become dependent on others for their wellbeing, even survival at old age.

Learn, unlearn, relearn

December 20, 2018 01:00 am

Parents and teachers together should shoulder the responsibility for grooming and mentoring of children

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Naya Shakti Party Nepal coordinator and former prime minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai visited Yagya Raj Panta, the father of rape victim Nirmala Panta who was found murdered in Kanchanpur, and inquired about his health at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Monday.

Parenting gone horribly wrong

November 23, 2018 08:46 am

The sad thing is that parents know what’s wrong with their child but instead of trying to correct it they themselves come up with excuses for their child’s behavior. What’s also unfortunate is that fact that they feel the need to explain every decision they take to their six- or seven-year-old kid.

You are the captain of your boat

October 10, 2018 10:56 am

Dear Sadichha, I live and study in Melbourne. My father took a loan to send me here. As I am living alone, life is very hard to sustain. I work more than studying. Sometimes, I think I am defying my father’s debt, which led me to this foreign land. I work at a restaurant where; I work all day and my daily life has been depressing. However, I haven’t told my father what I do. He thinks I am working in a business corporation. I want to help my father clear his debt but I don’t even have money for rent. I can’t ask him for more money now knowing about the situation. Please tell me what to do.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Mamta Sharma has some blurred image of her father. He was lean, wore a cotton shirt and pants, she recalls. She was four then.

Difficult dealings

October 5, 2018 11:04 am

Cases like Bista’s aren’t the only ones of its kind. Siddhi Memorial Foundation in Bhaktapur has an elderly home where people wishing to join on their own isn’t uncommon. Differences in the family, not wishing to become a burden on their children, loneliness and wanting to receive proper medical care are common narratives.

To parents, with love

September 22, 2018 00:05 am

This write-up is not an unsolicited advice from a disgruntled woman who has excelled and mastered art of taking care of parents who have retired from their jobs—the jobs that fed and clothed their children, sent them to the best of schools and colleges that was affordable in then circumstances. It is more musing of a daughter who herself has recently been a mother and lives thousands of miles away from her parents.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 19: Parents of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant, who was raped and murdered almost two months ago in Kanchapur district, returned home on Tuesday after meeting the prime minister, the home minister and the inspector general of police (IGP), requesting them to deliver justice.

UNITED STATES, July 27: About 1,400 children of some 2,500 separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border have been reunited with their families, the U.S. government said in a court filing on Thursday.

SAN DIEGO, July 11: Lugging little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents’ arms Tuesday as the Trump administration scrambled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border.

KATHMANDU, July 6: On June 23, school students rejoiced after scoring well in their Secondary Education Exams (SEE). However, apart from joy, it also has brought confusion among students and their parents, both of whom are pinning hopes to find a ‘good school’.

WASHINGTON, June 30: The U.S. government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings.

MCALLEN, June 20: Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.

KATHMANDU, April 21: While parents who purchase text books for their children from bookstores receive up to 15 percent discount on their purchase, they do not get it if their children are studying in schools where books are provided by the school itself or by the bookstores recommended by the school.

NEW DELHI, April 18: In another shocker, a 12-year-old mentally challenged girl was raped by her neighbour along with two of his friends in Delhi’s Rohini. The matter was highlighted after the accused had shared the rape video with parents on WhatsApp. Taking cognizance of the matter, the Delhi Police arrested the accused from their house in the national capital.

KHOTANG, April 8: Arrangement for education of children living in District Prison, Khotang with their inmate parents have been made now with the support of well wishers.

BAJURA, April 7: Badimalika Municipality has come up with a noble idea in a bid to enforce old-age security. It will deprive those, who are found staying away from their responsibility to look after their old parents, of administrative facilities like birth and death registrations it provides.

The super-stressful time of the year is here again. Blame it on the increasing competition or sometimes, parental pressure, exam stress is ever growing and tension brews every year. Even after studying for a whole year, a child is assessed with a few-hour test. Examinations are no longer seen as a positive challenge, rather they have become a way to judge students on just one perspective: How well they have done in their academics?

Open letter to parents

February 24, 2018 01:00 am

If you sit down with a book or newspaper, your child then will start having an urge to sit down to read or do school assignments

CALIFORNIA, Jan 16: A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact.

ITAHARI, Jan 10: Two girls died from asphyxiation while an aged woman was burnt to death in Sunsari. Both incidents occurred Tuesday.

Sajilo School Manager is web based school management software system developed by Eton Technologies which can be directly connected to mobile application. Developed with an objective to bridge the gap between school authority and the parents to improve the school management system, this web based school management system is currently being used by more than 50 schools in Nepal.

Talking about sex and menstruation is still a taboo in Nepal. Amidst all the confusion created by physical and psychological changes, young teenagers in Nepal aren’t encouraged to share about their internal conflicts. Republica talked to people to get their opinion on this matter.  Why do you think sex and reproductive health education is important? Is the curriculum designed by the government of Nepal on reproductive health and sex education enough to deal with the problems in the real world? If not, what are the improvements that can be made?

The role of parents becomes significant when it comes to career building. Republica talked to students who have been striving for a career on various fields of study.

Actress Priyanka Chopra has got nostalgic as she shared a memory from her parents wedding day to wish them on their anniversary.

KHOTANG, Feb 18: A complaint has been filed at the District Education Office (DEO) of Khotang against a teacher on the charge of beating a student unconscious.

DHADING, Feb 18: Justice demands it that the punishment for a crime is borne by the one who commits it but there are some innocent children in Dhading who are being punished for no fault of theirs.

Kanjirowa celebrates parents’ day

February 10, 2017 21:00 pm

Kathmandu, Feb 10: Kanjirowa National School held a parents’ day with the theme ‘nation rebuilding for peace, prosperity and sustainability’ on Thursday at Nepal Academy, Kamaladi.

JUMLA, Feb 1: A youth has gruesomely murdered his parents by crushing them with a boulder.

KHOTANG, Dec 14: Kumar Katuwal of Nirmalidanda-1, Khotang, who had gone to Malaysia for employment 10 years ago, has gone missing.

ABUJA, Oct 17: Joy, jubilation and dancing erupted Sunday when a group of Nigerian parents were reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago and freed in the first negotiated release organized by the government and the Islamic extremist group.

BEIJING, Oct 11:  Rescuers pulled out a 3-year-old girl who survived under the remains of collapsed homes in the arms of her dead parents, state media reported Tuesday.

BEIJING, Oct 2: A Chinese man has confessed to killing 19 people in a village in southwestern China after an argument with his parents over money, official media said on Friday.

Parents padlock school

September 6, 2016 15:52 pm

GORKHA, Sept 6: Parents have enforced a shutdown of Manjushree Secondary School located at Kashigaun VDC at the northern part of Gorkha to protest no-shows from teachers who left the village to attend the examinations of Teacher Service Commission.

HETUADA, July 26: Three persons of a same family were killed in a landslide occurred at Sola Bhanjyang of Bhimfedi-5 in Makwanpur last night.

Chandrayan P. Shrestha is the principal of Caribbean College, an institution that claims to be a digital-age college that provides best-in-town innovative and visionary teaching and learning opportunities. Praveen Kumar Yadav of Republica recently spoke to Shrestha about his experience in the education field and Carribean’s plans. Excerpts:

JHAPA, June 21: Worries have found their way to a secondary school at Surunga in Kankai Municipality in Jhapa as many students lapsed into unconsciousness.