The India that we know now, did not exist though there were references to Bharat Barsha! There are records stating that when Bir Shumsher sent the four yearly delegations with gifts to China, the Emperor at Peking sent back in return tea plants with suggestions to propagate its plantation in different parts of the country and to brew its leaves for a drink that was very beneficial to health.
By Hemang Dixit Aug 03, 2018
During this ongoing period, the enthusiastic Mayor of Kathmandu invited the China Railway 25 Bureau Group, of state owned China Railway Construction Company (CRCC) to repeat a feasibility study, to be completed in six months time. The Mayor’s hope is for the project to be completed during his tenure!
By Hemang Dixit Jul 21, 2018
There is no doubt that the first visit of NaMo as the Indian PM, when he disembarked from his vehicle to mix with people on the road had generated great enthusiasm and immense bonhomie for him amongst the Nepalis. The ‘unofficial’ blockade of Nepal that took place at end of 2015 and subjected the Nepali people to great hardships made his popularity amongst Nepalis to plummet downwards and reach a nadir.
By Hemang Dixit Jun 15, 2018
What is disheartening is the sharp rise in the number of kidney failure cases. Many require dialysis for life or even kidney transplants. Many such Nepalis have worked in the Gulf. Perhaps a number of them, fortunate not to die there in work or traffic accidents, come back with kidney damage as a result of the extreme heat and very limited daily water intake in the extreme hot conditions of the Middle East.
By Hemang Dixit May 25, 2018
The trafficking of girls to the ‘Red Light’ areas of various Indian cities has been going on for ages. It was because of poverty and illiteracy that our Nepali girls ended up in such dire straits. Sadly this is a grave world-wide problem against which not much has been done. What must be appreciated is the attempt by the Government media -Nepal Radio and Television to publicise this fact so that innocent Nepali girls are not hoodwinked and sold to the many ‘Madams’, possibly even of Nepali origin continuing in the oldest profession of sex workers.
By Hemang Dixit May 04, 2018
Plastics became a popular item of use from 1950 onwards. I recently saw a clip in Facebook about plastics which I dutifully shared hoping to create some awareness about what we are dealing with. This knowledge, courtesy the Science Advance Journal states that there is currently about 8.3 billion tons of plastic existing in the world.
By Hemang Dixit Apr 22, 2018
The PM has commented publicly to the persons responsible for this report not to take the Nepalis for granted pointing out the fact that what has been done in the conduction of the elections is as per the provisions laid down in the recently passed Constitution of Nepal.
By Hemang Dixit Apr 06, 2018
In later eras, when it was difficult to travel the roamers of the world did so on land and even perhaps crossed the Seven Seas or oceans to return and tell tales of what they had seen. These Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, all Saath Samudra Paar, were first described by the Greet writer Antipater in the 2nd Century.
By Hemang Dixit Feb 04, 2018
This very act became a potent emotional gesture which was copied in many parts of the world, especially in South Korea. As women were the main activists, this non-violent expression of protest became a beacon call which has drawn the attention of many all over the world.
By Hemang Dixit Sep 24, 2017