The plus side of being thick-skinned

August 31, 2018 10:24 am

When you were a kid, did you cry and go home every time someone yanked your hair or did you stomp your feet and keep playing, often pushing and shoving to make way for yourself? If the latter is what you did and what you think one should do when faced with challenges, then congratulations for it’s what good leaders and successful entrepreneurs choose to do in life as well. But if it’s the former, then maybe you should stop being too sensitive because that kind of attitude will only hurt you while accomplishing nothing in return.

The case for compassion

August 24, 2018 10:07 am

She is often told off for ‘being too sensitive’ and ‘taking everything seriously’. Here the writer argues why sensitivity is a much-needed virtue especially in today’s world.

BEIRUT, Jan 29:  An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the locations and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases, in what appears to be a major security oversight.

DHANGADHI, Dec 7: Locals of five districts of Province-7 are eagerly waiting to cast their ballots in Thursday's elections. Election officers have reached their respective constituencies by Monday evening while security personnel were deployed few days earlier.

SAPTARI, Dec 3: As many as 207 polling centers in Saptari district have been categorized as very sensitive in the election being held here under the second phase of election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies on coming December 7.

JHAPA,Nov 24: Forty-nine polling stations have been identified as 'highly sensitive' from security aspect in Jhapa in view of the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies, the District Police Office Jhapa informed.

DADELDHURA, Nov 23: As many as 53 voting areas in Dadeldhura district have been identified as sensitive from the security perspective.

BAJURA, Nov 13: The District Security Committee (DSC), Bajura, has listed 31 of the 70 polling stations in the district as highly sensitive. The committee headed by the chief district officer (CDO) has categorized 31 polling stations as sensitive in terms of security in view of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections scheduled for November 26.

KATHMANDU, August 22: The third solo art exhibition themed ‘Sensitive Difficult Reflections’ was on display from August 14 to August 21 at the J Art Gallery in Thahity.

RAMPUR (Palpa), June 23: As many as 18 polling stations in the district have been listed as highly-sensitive that might witness violence and other anti-election activities during the second phase of the local level elections taking place on June 28, the local administration said.

RUKUM, June 14: A total of 27 polling stations in the district have been identified as highly 'sensitive' for the June 28 elections.

CHITWAN, Sept 1: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) will now have a strong visual monitoring base with installation of CC cameras at 10 locations deemed crucial.

BEIJING, Aug 19:  The Chinese government is holding chief editors of news websites personally liable for content after several portals this year posted material that was seen as embarrassing to President Xi Jinping.