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How can Nepal prosper? – Ujwal Thapa

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30 predictions for Nepal by 2030 – Ujwal Thapa

I often get asked what will happen to Nepal in the future ? What’s in the future of Nepal? I typically answer, “How the hell should I know?” or smile back “Good’ or plain ‘Okay”. But there are certain gut feelings I have about what Nepal would end up in the not so far future. So here are my 30 predictions on the state of Nepal at 2030 (roughly 20  15 years from now).  All the politicians you hate /despise /curse (click here for a small list) WILL be replaced by one of you passionate ones who have NOT yet joined any political parties or started any. The top 10 businesses in Nepal will be the ones that haven’t even started yet! More people will leave Kathmandu than enter it. Majority of visitors to Nepal will be for religious reasons. Nepal’s biggest expor. . .


Dhoni retires from Test cricket

MS Dhoni has retired from Test cricket with immediate effect following the drawn Test against Australia at the MCG. Virat Kohli will take over as India captain for the final Test of the series, which India has already lost, in Sydney. Dhoni was batting on 24 when the Test was called off early - four overs were left and India had four wickets in hand - and he made no mention of his retirement during the customary captain's press conference at the end of the match. The announcement was made via a BCCI press release shortly after and it cited "the strain of playing all formats" as the reason. "One of India's greatest Test captains under whose leadership India became the No. 1 team in the test rankings, MS Dhoni, has decided to retire from Test cricket citing the strain of playing all format. . .


CAN announces final squad for Division 2

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced the final 14 member squad for ICC World Cricket League Division two that is scheduled to start in Namibia from January 17 to 24. Rajesh Pulami, Mehboob Alam, Rahul BK, and Ramnaresh Giri has been kept out from the preliminary 18-man squad. Sharad Vesawkar has been declared fit and has been included in the squad that includes youngster Aarif Sheikh as well. Other member includes Paras Khadka (C), Gyanendra Malla, Subash Khakurel, Binod Bhandari, Naresh Budhayer, Sagar Pun, Shakti Gauchan, Basanta Regmi, Sompal Kami, Amrit Bhattarai, Karan KC, and Bhuwan Karki. Nepal Cricket team is currently in a closed camp in Kathmandu. They will fly to South Africa for practice matches on January 3. The other teams that takes part in Division. . .


What ‘stops’ a positive force from leading Nepal ? -Ujwal Thapa

Nepal is full of intelligent and talented Nepali who love their country dearly. We often hear of a remarkable feat of a Nepalis living around the world. So here is a question for you. Despite many intelligent and talented Nepali like us, why is our nation still stuck in a rut of poverty while our neighbors leap towards prosperity? Why do we keep falling from one disaster to another? Why do incompetent leaders who fail us repeatedly continue to rule our nation? The real question is, what STOPS us from creating that positive force which leads Nepal to prosperity? The bitter truth is that “WE” - the most intelligent, talented and fortunate amongst all Nepali - are the key obstacle to getting the leadership Nepal deserves. Our cynical habits and fatalistic attitude consisten. . .


Basketball Tournament In Biratnagar

1st DPS Biratnagar Cup It's U-18 Purwanchal Regional Basketball Championship10 +2 colleges and clubs from Morang Sunsari and Jhapa will be participating in the championship being held at Delhi Public school Biratnagar from 23rd to 25th December. There will be 8 teams or more playing for the title and cash Rs 10000, 5000 & 3000 for winner, 1st runners up and 2nd runners up respectively. Rs 2000 for most valuable player of the championship. For More Detail: 9842139196.. . .


VOLUNTEERISM – Subhani Jha

I heard a story which is worth sharing here. A man got promoted to a big post; he ought to be satisfied and content that day but he wasn’t happy from inside. He decided to donate some amount of money to an old age home. While he was thinking about this all in his car, he saw a woman on the other side of the road, perhaps struggling to cross the road. All of the sudden he got off the car and helped her cross the road. She was more than happy. He saw that child like glee on her face which had come due to him and at that moment he felt happy, happy from inside. Yes, this was the spiritual happiness he had been looking for. This is called volunteerism. Volunteerism is simply made from the word volunteer which means a selfless activity, done for the welfare of society. Volunteerism is not ab. . .


Cricket world mourns loss of Phillip Hughes

Dave Middleton Cricket united in grief as Australian batsman passes away following blow to the head The cricket community worldwide is in mourning today following the death of Phillip Joel Hughes, aged 25. Cricket Australia announced the news with a statement from team doctor Peter Brukner. "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away," Dr Brukner's statement read. "He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. "He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends. "As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time. "Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family,. . .


Library, Literature, Writer and Reader in Nepal -Narayan Bhusal

An animated discussion on the future of publishing was on at a literary conference being held in Pulchowk Lalitpur. On the stage were publishers, a literary agent and authors. Suggestions and counter-suggestions ping-ponged across the stage; the publishers wanted people to buy more books, the agent wanted people to write more books, the authors wanted people to read more books. Everyone agreed that readers were the most vital part of the publishing equation, and a frenzied conversation ensued on how to increase the tribe. ‘Open more stores, sell more e-readers, re-look at pricing, and widen reach’; the suggestions emerged faster than speeding bullets in a graphic novel. But no one mentioned libraries, once perceived as the most efficient and cost-effective way to hook readers. By emph. . .