The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi- Sectoral Technical & Economic Cooperation - BIMSTEC came to be formed also as long ago as 1997. Initially consisting of four countries, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand a fifth Myanmar was added the following year and BIMSTEC formed. Bhutan and Nepal became members later. The secretariat of this organisation is in Bangladesh in comparison to that of SAARC which is in Kathmandu.
By Hemang Dixit Sep 22, 2018
It denies the gender binary and is inclusive, advocating the rights of all possible sexes and in the process of fighting the labels that are demeaning towards females as it was done in the second wave, this phase also re- appropriates and celebrates them.
By Shreya Gyawali Sep 22, 2018
One hopes that this situation will now change. Some who had gone to distant lands to work have come back with the realisation that if they worked as hard as they were forced to toil in distant lands, they would earn enough for their needs. It is these countrymen who we have help to be able to stand on their own feet. They are taking innovative steps, such as doing agriculture with minimal water or growing new varieties of fruits and vegetables. Sometime ago a vernacular daily gave news of the move to get each household of Nepal to plant or two lime trees in their compound so as to ensure a year round supply of the fruit and to reduce imports from elsewhere.
By Hemang Dixit Sep 07, 2018
In Europe there is awareness about recycling of plastics. The Guardian reported recently that the figure of recycling of plastic in Norway was as high as 95%. Norway recycles each used plastic bottle twelve times. Germany claims to do a lot of recycling too and claims that its efforts are more successful than that of the Scandinavians
By Hemang Dixit Aug 18, 2018
Defying traditions, family rules and cultures always comes with a price. Maharajkumari Rama Kumari Malla, a daughter of the late Prime Minister Maharaja Padma Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana, a liberal prime minister, who quit his position rather than compromising his belief, had to pay a price, too. As her father left the country, Maharajkumari Malla rebelled against all odds and stood firmly to live on her wishes and conscience in the country. As she was confident of herself and her mission, Maharajkumari Malla drove her life as per her wishes. For her relatives, her self confidence resembled arrogance or egoism. A successful tourism entrepreneur, Maharajkumari Malla, who has been traveling around the world and attending high level ceremonies representing the Mahrajkumaris of Nepal, narrates her stories, which are full of rebellion, in the context of the contemporary aristocratic society
By Keshab Poudel Jul 19, 2018