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Posted on: 2014-10-12

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Tihar is almost here. The trio of I (Mha puja for Newars), my siblings (Bhai Tika), my wealth (Laxmi Puja) earned with my hardwork among others will be celebrated and honoured during the festival. What is the most important ‘puja’ for you during Tihar? Why?

Posted on: 2014-09-28

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Everybody aspires to become someone significant in life. But due to various obstacles, you may not be able to realise your dreams. For instance, you always wanted to become a dancer, but financial problems led you to a career to earn money that you don’t enjoy. Has this happened to you?

Posted on: 2014-09-21

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The most awaited festival — Dashain is around the corner. And along with it comes the excitement and many expectations of new clothes and scrumptious food. But not everyone can afford to spend money like the river. Yet, be it through loans or borrowing money, people have this notion that they have to have a lavish celebration. Do you think this i ...

Posted on: 2014-09-14

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The moment the Oscars selfie was out, the bug caught up. Now it is everywhere, all over social networking sites. What is your say on selfies? Is it becoming an overload of annoyance or is it the best way to take pictures? Illustrate.

Posted on: 2014-09-07

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For many birthdays hold a lot of meaning and celebrating it with gusto is the ultimate dream. Have you ever had such a celebration? What do you do on your birthday? Is it just another day or do you have a lot of expectations on this day? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, September 12 by 2 pm to Features Departme ...

Posted on: 2014-08-31

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We have all been told that relationships are full of compromises. Do you compromise in your relationship? How much should one compromise in any relation so that it doesn’t become burdensome? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, September 5 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-08-24

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Youngsters these days are facinated about studying abroad and perhaps one member from a Nepali family has applied or been to a foreign land for higher education. Why do you think this is the case? Is it because the quality of our education system not up to the mark? Or is it just the appeal of being ‘foreign returned’? Illustrate. Send your re ...

Posted on: 2014-08-17

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Whenever we see or travel in the public vehicles crowded with passengers, we curse the driver and conductor for loading so many passengers. But we do not hesitate to ride such a crowded bus/micro/tempo as we don’t have patience to wait for a bit, catch one that is less crowded and travel comfortably. How often do you travel in such vehicles and ...

Posted on: 2014-08-10

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The recent visit of the PM of India left everyone impressed. The preparation was on full swing to welcome him. The most noticeable was the cleaning of the roads, which shows, if the authorities want, anything is possible. What is your say on this? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, August 15 by 2 pm to Feat ...

Posted on: 2008-08-03

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What you plan and expect often do not go according to your wishes. For instance, you may work very hard, but the appreciation may not follow. Validation, nonetheless, is not the ultimate truth. How do you deal in such a situation? Do you doubt your abilities or find a way to better yourself? Illustrate with an example. Send your replies in no ...

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Penalising and detaining jaywalkers is the latest step taken by our traffic police. Similar steps were also taken a few months back to punish jaywalkers. However, as these did not continue for long, people forgot about the rules and started jaywalking with ease again. Are such ‘short-term’ efforts really effective in making people follow traffic rules? Or should such efforts be carried out for a longer period of time — say a year or so — so that people get into the habit of following traffic rules? Why?